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Porsche Design Acer Book RS comes with carbon fiber cover, fast-charging capability

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS and its accessories stay true to Porsche branding.

Photo courtesy of Acer

Porsche performance is legendary. Whether it's on the track, a paved road, or a country lane, a Porsche will take you there in style. The company is lending its style a new Acer laptop. The Porsche Design Acer Book RS picks up hallmark Porsche design elements and adds them to the computing workhorse.

"With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, Acer's proven track record of excellence matches our commitment to delivering outstanding products with our partners. We are delighted to kick-off this partnership with the new Porsche Design Acer Book RS that embodies the DNA of our brand to the core and sets new standards in performance and design," said Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group.

Porsche Design Acer Book RSThe laptop has a carbon fiber cover.Photo courtesy of Acer

The all-metal, diamond-cut, CNC-machined chassis of the Acer Book RS is attached to the 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU. It weighs just 2.64 pounds and has 16 GB of RAM.

It has been designed to be responsive and charge quickly, just like the steering of a 911 and Taycan. The laptop includes Intel Evo platform verified models to "meet key experience targets for consistent responsiveness on battery, instant wake, real-world battery life and fast charge". Dual copper heat pipes work to ensure the device remains cool. The battery lasts 17 hours and can generate four hours of usage with a 30-minute fast charge.

The notebook's 14-inch FHD IPS touch screen is covered with a layer of Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass that covers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. Its ultra-narrow bezels allow for a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio.

Acer has equipped the laptop with USB-C, Thunderbolt, and USB-A ports, and smart features including fingerprint login and Wake on Voice technology.

Porsche Design Acer Book RSThree different types of ports are housed in the notebook's body.Photo courtesy of Acer

Like many Porsches on the market today, the computer features an exterior complete with carbon fiber accents. Its cover is made of 3k carbon fiber. The computer's two covers are connected by a unibody hinge that elevates the keyboard slightly when the notebook is opened. Its keys are backlit. There is a glass precision touchpad for multi-gesture support.

The Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS includes a mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch, and notebook sleeve. It is made from Ecco Palmero XA leather and has magnetic clasps that connect the pouch to the notebook sleeve, which is made of 1680D fabric. The Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS has Bluetooth capability and features carbon fiber accents to ensure strength and design continuity.

Porsche Design Acer Book RSPorsche Design is selling a full complement of accessories for the notebook.Photo courtesy of Acer

The Porsche Design Acer Book RS premium package (i7 notebook, travelpack, mouse) will be available in North America starting at $1,999.99. Getting just the Porsche Design Acer Book RS will set North American customers back at least $1,399.99.The Porsche Design Acer Mouse RS will be available in North America starting at $109.99. and the Porsche Design Acer Travelpack RS (mousepad, mouse, carrying pouch and notebook sleeve) will be available in North America starting at $329.99.

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The 2023 Crosstrek starts at $23,645.

Subaru

Subaru is one of the best at listening to its customers' needs, and the Crosstrek is a great example of that mindset. It's a useful vehicle with plenty of interior space and enough ground clearance to take its passengers well of the beaten path. Today, Subaru announced pricing for the 2023 Crosstrek and Crosstrek Hybrid. The duo will go on sale this summer.

Subaru CrosstrekThe Crosstrek's cabin is adventure-ready and packed with great tech. Subaru

The standard Crosstrek starts at $23,645 before destination and the Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $36,845. Five trims are available for the standard model, including Base, Premium, a new Special Edition, Sport, and Limited. The Hybrid comes in a single trim level. All Crosstrek variants get all-wheel drive with active torque vectoring and 8.7 inches of ground clearance.

The Base, Premium, and Special Edition trims come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower. The Sport and Limited trims get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 182 horsepower. Most models come with a continuously variable transmission, but the Base and Premium trims come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with two electric motors. The plug-in system can deliver 17 miles of electric range.

Subaru CrosstrekThe Crosstrek delivers 8.7 inches of ground clearance.Subaru

True to Subaru form, the Crosstrek comes with a full suite of advanced driver aids, including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure alerts, adaptive cruise, and more. These features are only available for CVT-equipped models. The Limited trim and the Crosstrek Hybrid add automatic high beams, reverse automatic braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts.

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This gorgeous 911 sports a rebuilt title.

Cars and Bids

Values of even less desirable Porsche 911 models have skyrocketed in recent years, but the early- to mid-1990s cars have always been special. This one falls well within the parameters, though it's got a backstory that will turn many buyers away. This 1991 Porsche 911 has a rebuilt Texas title, and as one commenter noted, the issue could be the result of a collision with a deer.

Rebuilt title or not, this car's quite the looker. It wears Grand Prix White over black leather, and it feature power windows and exterior mirrors, a sunroof, and a unique Turbo body kit. It has been modified, although lightly, with 18-inch wheels, power front seats, and a new stereo system. Under the rear engine cover lies a turbocharged 3.3-liter flat-six that makes 315 horsepower. It's connected to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

1991 Porsche 911This is one of the most iconic sports car silhouettes ever.Cars and Bids

This car's apparently flaw-free appearance hides the rather nasty fact that it has a rebuilt title. A detail-oriented commenter on the auction mentioned finding information on the car's damage, including repairs performed after a collision with a deer and subsequent hair removal. We'll let you decide how that impacts your feelings on the car.

1991 Porsche 911The interior looks untouched, though those are replacement seats.Cars and Bids

If it's any indication of how valuable a good condition example of this car would be, it was bid to $95,000 with a rebuilt title and still didn't meet the reserve price. While it's a bummer for those hoping their bid would be the one, cars like this do occasionally pop up without deer damage, so it's worth keeping your eyes open.

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