Porsche Design has announced its new 2-in-1, called the Book One, today at Mobile World Congress and it sure reminds us of a Surface Book. The device runs Windows 10 Pro and includes a 5-megapixel camera with an infrared sensor for logging in through Windows Hello. Here’s the rest of the specs:
- 13.3-inch touch QHD display
- Core i7 Intel processor
- 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage
- Two USB-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB-C port that supports ThunderBolt 3
- Precision Touchpad and backlit keyboard
The Book One also supports a digital stylus that sticks to the right side of the device magnetically. It’s worth noting the notebook’s hardware was likely done by Quanta, a company that also helped manufacture Amazon’s Fire tablets.
Porsche Design is announcing a laptop made with Intel, Windows and Quanta.— saschasegan (@saschasegan) February 27, 2017
The key difference between Book One and a Surface Book — apart from the impossible-to-miss Porsche Design logo — is the hinge. Book One’s screen is detachable, like the Surface Book’s, but it can also rotate 360 degrees. The Surface Book can’t do that. You’re going to have to pay for that hinge, however. The Book One will cost $2,495 when its released in the US this April. While this is slightly more expensive than the base Surface Book, at least you’re getting that cool hinge, more current ports, and branding.