Porsche Designs has been taking otherwise-normal consumer products and turning them into things of beauty for decades. They’re still at it, and if the BOOK ONE, a laptop-tablet convertible computer that they just announced at the Mobile World Congress in Spain is any indication, they’ve still got some serious design chops.
The computer will run Windows 10 Pro in both laptop and tablet mode, which means it will include Windows Ink stylus input functionality, making it a very powerful and tempting option for any artist or designer. It also includes a 5-megapixel camera with an infrared sensor that will enable facial recognition for security and login.
As for the sexy design, BOOK ONE is made of milled aluminum with a matte, anodized surface. The 360-degree hinge allow you to flip the screen back for tablet mode or just remove the screen altogether for a simple touch-tablet mode.
Other impressive specs include a 13.3-inch 3200x1800-pixel screen, Intel Core i7-7500U processor running at 3.5 GHz and 16 GB of onboard RAM. A super-fast and silent 512GB solid-state drive provides local storage, and two USB-C ports will give you all the device hookups you need. If that’s not enough, it also sports two full-size USB 3.0 ports for your older devices. Take that, MacBook Pro.
The BOOK ONE doesn’t come cheap, but nor does this kind of design or performance. It’ll run you $2,495 when it becomes available in April 2017.