The 13.3-inch Windows 10 tablet Porsche Design Book One became available through Microsoft Store in the US this week, after it had already been sold through Porsche Design. But the hope now is that by selling the Porsche Design Book One through Microsoft Store, it will be easier for customers who have any questions to rely on Microsoft Store’s large customer service network, instead of the tiny customer service network from Porsche Design. But the price is still the same $2495 as it was at launch:
With a 13.3-inch screen sporting a high 3200 x 1800 resolution, it’s natural to compare it with the few other tablets on the market with screens of the same capacity, which are the 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 resolution Surface Book and Chuwi Hi13.
But Book One also have specs that Surface Book haven’t got, such as two USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. It also has a new Intel Core i7-7500U “Kaby Lake” processor. But other than that they are not that far apart, with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD PCIe storage, and good active pens and displays.
It also has 2 stereo speakers at 2 watt, a 5MP front camera and a IR camera for Windows Hello login, it has two additional USB 3.0 ports, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, and Bluetooth 4.1.
While the Chuwi Hi13 has all the battery in the tablet, the Porsche Design Book One has divided it like the Surface Book, with 25 Whr in the tablet, and 45 Whr in the keyboard dock.
Porsche Design Book One tablet is 7.7 mm thick and weighs 758 grams, which is good for such a large powerful tablet. And since a great deal of the emphasis is on design, the Porsche Design Book One housing is made of anodized aluminum.
Naturally a Windows 10 Pro tablet like this must have active digitizer support, so for that Porsche Design created the 2048 pressure level Book One Pen, with a function key and delete key/eraser.
Porsche Design have gone to some length to create the hinges too. So while this is a detachable tablet, the hinges of the docking makes it possible to revolve the tablet all the way round when you open the world’s fastest tablet.
– Tom Bowen