It's safe to say that elegant design and Porsche go hand in hand. That means that products that carry the Porsche branding should also be noted in their respective categories for excellent design. Recently, Acer was recognized for its design with the Porsche Design Acer Book RS and matching Porsche Design Acer TravelPack RS.
Both products received the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best award. It's the top price in the Red Dot awards, and just a few of the many awards Acer brought home this year with Red Dot.
“We’re delighted to receive the Red Dot’s highest distinction with the Best of the Best award,” said Seji Peng, AVP of Industrial Design, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The Porsche Design Acer Book RS holds a clear design philosophy of optimizing functionality with precise engineering. It brings together essential design elements and advanced technologies, and is another example of our commitment to breaking down the barriers between people and technology.”
The Porsche Design Acer Book RS features an all-metal chassis and a carbon fiber cover. While hinting at the motor sport heritage of Porsche, the materials also protect the laptop from the day-to-day abuses of travel. Acer also uses the unibody hinge as a notebook riser to help provide cool air to the onboard fans.
“Inspired by high-end technical solutions from the automotive industry, the Porsche Design Acer Book RS achieves the ultimate in both design and manufacturing quality,” said Christian Schwamkrug, Design Director, Porsche Design. “The interplay of premium materials like magnesium and aluminum with an inlay of carbon-fiber requires the highest level of accuracy in manufacturing. The notebook is an unparalleled aesthetic statement and the result of excellent attention to detail.”
There are several flavors of the Acer Book RS, including the higher-end Intel Core i7 version and the everyday Core i5 version, if you're interested in replacing your current laptop with some Porsche Design excellence.