You may recall that Porsche Design teased an upcoming Windows 10 Pro 2-in-1 in June last year, and today the Porsche tablet was finally unveiled at the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. Named Porsche Design Book One, this is a 13.3-inch Windows 10 Pro 2-in-1 tablet with detachable keyboard that will be launched in April. It actually resembles the Surface Book a little bit in design.
But it also continues where Surface Book stopped. By that I mean, the Porsche Design Book One has two USB 3.1 Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Porsche Design Book One mains specs starts with the 13.3-inch screen with a QHD+ 3200 x 1800 resolution display, with Gorilla Glass 4. It’s powered by the latest 7th gen. 2.7 GHz – 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7-7500U “Kaby Lake” processor, with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB of SSD PCIe storage as standard. There are no configuration options.
It has 2 stereo speakers at 2 watt each, a 5MP front camera with an IR camera in addition for Windows Hello login, it has two additional USB 3.0 ports, obviously complete dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, and Bluetooth 4.1.
The Porsche Design Book One battery life is a good 14 hours long, which comes from 25 Wh in the tablet, and another 45 Wh in the keyboard dock. And perhaps best of all, the whole thing charges fully in under 2 hours via USB C.
The country specific keyboard is a full-size keyboard with dimmable backlight and a Microsoft certified Precision Touchpad.
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 lot of the emphasis is on design, the Porsche Design Book One housing is made of anodized aluminium.
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, a 12 gram stylus with a function key and delete key/eraser.
Porsche Design seem to 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 it.
The price of the Porsche Design Book One actually isn’t that bad considering the specs, with a US price of $2495, and €2795 in Germany. It will be released in 17 countries in April, with these being Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the UK, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwit, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, and the US.
– Jim Miller