A collaboration of competitive performance and exceptional durability

Published February 27, 2021, 6:14 PM

by Len Amadora

Acer makes some of the best affordable laptops you’ll find, as well as jaw-dropping premium collaboration models just like this Porsche Design Acer Book RS—built from carbon fiber and magnesium with diamond-cut edges. 

The specs are equally promising, geared with Intel’s 11th Gen Core i5 and i7 processors, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, and either 512GB or 1TB of storage. Graphics can either be left to Intel’s integrated Iris Xe graphics or an optional discrete Nvidia MX350 GPU. The display, with an ordinary 14-inch 1080p touchscreen.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS features a diamond-cut CNC-machined 3K carbon fiber lid. There’s essentially a large carbon fiber rectangle on a silver hood. Above it is a glossy Porsche Design logo, and within the carbon fiber at the bottom is a blacked-out Acer logo. 

Meanwhile, the interior is a basic silver metal design, with a keyboard at the center, a touchpad at the bottom with an embedded fingerprint sensor, and a Porsche Design logo at the top. The bezels on the display are relatively thin, even with a webcam placed on the top bezel.

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS’s 14-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel display is decently bright and colorful, but it could be better given the price and that the panel is glossy.

Its Antimicrobial Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass is the world’s first antimicrobial cover glass with EPA registration as a treated article. It combines the renowned benefits of Corning® Gorilla ® Glass technology, including durability, scratch resistance, and toughness. Antimicrobial Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass formulated with an antimicrobial agent to help keep the glass surface clean of stain and odor-causing bacteria.

The keyboard gives a comfortable feeling when typing, and it also gives off a clicky sound. So, if you’re the type who likes hearing your keys this is a big pro for you. The embedded fingerprint reader is a quick and secure way for Windows Hello to verify a user’s identity without a password. You can also activate and query Windows 10 when the screen is off with Wake on Voice (WoV) to interact with Cortana while the device is in Modern Standby mode.

To top everything off, the Porsche Design Acer Notebook is a laptop that may seem overwhelming because of the brand name, but if you don’t mind paying for extra, you will get a device that not only boasts a stylish design and brand but is also equipped with competitive performance and exceptional durability.