While Mobile World Congress might be filled with smartphones, some companies do take the opportunity to also introduce notebooks. We have seen a number of them for the past few days but this particular 2-in-1 model by Porsche Design seems rather familiar…oh right, we’ve seen it before.
Back in Computex 2016, Microsoft brought a number of Windows 10 devices to its keynote including then-unreleased Porsche Design 2-in-1 laptop. Almost nine months later, the device which is officially called as Porsche Design Book One seems to have finally received its official launch at MWC 2017.
With a physical design that seems to be highly inspired by Microsoft Surface Book although Book One’s 360-degrees hinge clearly separated both devices from each other, the finalized version actually features detachable tablet unit. In terms of firepower, we are clearly looking at a premium set of components for its class.
Such components include 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) IPS touch display, Intel Core i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, and 512GB PCIe solid state drive. It also comes with 5-megapixels webcam that is accompanied by a separate infrared camera that allows users to utilize Windows Hello biometric security feature on Book One.
Just like Surface Book, Porsche Design Book One also comes with its own stylus which is called Book One Pen. With sensitivity levels of 2,048 pressure points, the stylus is made by Wacom though.
According to Porsche Design, the Book One will be made released this April at 17 selected markets across the globe. The pricing varies from market to market but the 2-in-1 laptop clearly carries a hefty price tag as it costs USD 2,495 (about RM 11,078) in United States alone.