The world-renowned automobile manufacturer Porsche announced on Tuesday its plan to roll out the firm’s first-ever laptop, BOOK ONE, in China, after bringing it to 17 other countries.

Having partnered with Huawei to roll out a smartphone last year, Porsche Design—the design subsidiary of the automobile maker—this year teamed up with Microsoft, Intel, and Quanta Computer to launch a convertible laptop. The BOOK ONE is designed to be an alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Book.

The BOOK ONE comes with a touchscreen and can serve as a tablet, a 2-in-1, and a detachable laptop. The silhouette of the laptop uses a milled aluminum surface and features subtle Porsche Design branding on the edge of the screen. TechNode’s partner TechCrunch published a review on the product and suggested that the convertible laptop needs some fixing in the speaker and its physical stability where the top end of the screen might tilt the laptop backward every now and then.

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