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IFA 2017: Porsche Design’s 1st Laptop Is A 360 Detachable 2-In-1

Comes in heavier and pricier than most laptops 4/21/2017 10:30:00 AM Eastern

Porsche Design will start selling its first computer, the sleek Book One, and said it’s the first 360-degree detachable two-in-one laptop.

The company has the device on display at the pre-IFA 2017 press event, being held in Lisbon, Portugal, this week.

The Book One will become available at the end of this month or early next month for $2,495, initially through Porsche Design dealers, in Microsoft stores and via Newegg.

Constructed of anodized aluminum and using unusual ridged hinges, the 13-inch Book One, co-designed by Microsoft and Quanta Computing, weighs a hefty 3.48 pounds. Both the touchscreen and keyboard pieces measure 7.7mm thick. With a slight gap between them, the two slabs together measure 15.9mm – or 0.63 inches – thick.

While heavier and pricier than most laptops, the Book One is equipped with a full complement of USB-C and SD card jacks and slots, including a Thunderbolt III; comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of ROM; and will get a rated 14 hours of battery life. Its touchscreen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The touchpad is glass protected, and the keypad is backlit and dimmable.

The Book One will be packaged with a pen, and USB-C-to-HDMI cable and a charger; options include a docking station and a protective sleeve.

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