An ultra-thin Acer laptop with a brand new processor is the latest product to get a racy makeover by Porsche's lifestyle branch.
Following the German marque's recent collab with Puma is the Porsche Design Acer Book RS. We aren't exactly sure what the Racing Sport moniker is supposed to denote in this context, but the liberal use of black carbon fiber for the unibody-hinged cover is definitely borrowed from the auto industry, where the high-strength, low-weight material is widely used in the bodies of sports cars. Even when paired with a diamond-cut, CNC-machined chassis, the entire unit clocks in at 2.76 pounds and .63 inches thick.
Porsche Design's other major contribution to the project is a luxe "Travelpack" consisting of a Ecco Palermo XA leather travel pouch, a notebook sleeve fashioned from water repellant 1680D fabric that doubles as a mousepad, and a carbon fiber-clad, Bluetooth-enabled mouse.
In terms of hardware, the laptop is specced similarly to the Acer Swift 5, which is one of the tech industry's first to get the premium looks and performance of Intel Evo. The new platform is built around the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics and a NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU with 16 GB of RAM.
Other key features include a 14-inch touchscreen covered with a layer of antimicrobial glass, dual copper heat pipes for cooling, a 17-hour battery with 30-minute fast-charging capability, an embedded fingerprint scanner, and an array of ports (USB-C, Thunderbolt 4 and USB3.2 Gen 2).
The Porsche Design Acer Book RS is available to pre-order online now for a whopping $2,450, with the first deliveries going out in mid-December. The Acer Swift 5 will cost $999 when it arrives in November.