DO NOT buy a Porsche Book one !
I own one since may 14. I bought it because I needed an i7 with touch screen and 16 GB RAM, and there was no recent machine at that moment. The Surface pro was not out yet so I took the bet.
The Book one is clearly not worth the money :
- - it is heavy and far less practicall than the surface
- - the latch mecanism often blocks when putting the screen back into the keyboard. I detach the screeen by profesionnal use 10x/ day. It will never last
- - the screen make continuously a small insect-like noise
- - the windows hello camera blocked after 2 weeks, saying I deactivated windows hello, which I did not. I keeps doing that even after a windows hello reset
- - the machine has trouble loading programs and drivers. I often need to restart twice or more in order the boot to work completely
- - one of the USB c port has a contact problem, not good to connect external screen
- - the vent is quite loud when on (although not as much as on my old SP3)
- - there are no forums on Porsche website
the good :
- - fast
- - the stylu works well, is well designed with a strong magnet
- - Porsche answered my questions by mail. Will it now admit all these problems I just mentionned them ?
I have a surface pro 3, which never stopped working as goog as 3 years ago. it's just it does not have 16 GB RAM which I need now.
I have a Surface Pro 2, and owned a Surface Book when it first came out which I promptly returned as it bricked itself within a few days use. I have encountered zero issues w/ my Porsche Book One and pre-ordered it. I signed up just to let the OP know, there are many people who join their work domain and get the associated group policy and end up blaming their issues on the device. I know it was a huge risk, but German engineering isn't world renowned for no good reason
I'd re-buy it in a heartbeat. The support is great as well, though I only contacted them to find out how to get drivers if I wanted to do a clean install. I also use Windows 10 Enterprise, I don't know if that makes a difference. I do find it more stable than Pro on my other machines, I will say. But the Book One is by far my favorite laptop/tablet I have ever owned, not a single hitch since day one - truly amazing for a gen one product.
Also, still have my SP2 and use it almost daily depending which part of the house I'm in. Aside from the now 2 hour battery life, that thing is amazing. Better than the SP3 (aside from keyboard / mousepad - I hate the pad on SP1/2's) from what I've read - I don't do much gaming but the sp3 supposedly thermal throttles more than the 2.
For those who intends to buy the German's technology, beware that this Book One is produced in China, which is admitted by the service engineer.
Doesn't quanta build laptops for Dell as well?