ASUS is known for the risk-taking design and IFA 2019 is no exception with an evolution of the dual-screen notebook line. The ProArt Sudiobook line up with the Pro X and Pro One are aimed firmly at creators.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X
Most creators lead active and on the go lifestyles so every ProArt product has military-grade durability certifications. The display is 17inches in the chassis of a 15-inch notebook with a 16:10 ratio and a matte finish. It’s color accurate with 97% DCI-P3 color gamut and is 60Hz FHD 1920×1200 PANTONE validated with Delta E<1.5, 8bit. The display has a 4-way NanoEdge design which provides a 92% screen to body ration. The bezel is only 3.mm on the side and 7.2mm on the top and the hynge allows you to lay the screen flat at 180degrees. The Pro X comes with MIL-STD-810G miltargy grade durability.
Uneder the hood we have Xeon E-2267M or a hexa core Intel Core i7-9750H processor with a maxium cock speed of 4.5Ghz and up to 128GB of memory alongside an NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000. This NVIDIA graphics cardWhen it comes to heat disipation there is a twin 12V vortex fans (max speeds of 6000rpm) and copper pipes and when it’s in turbo mode this set up can increase CPU speeds by up to 20%.
An interesting addtion is the CPU attached RAID 0. It has two NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 slos with one directly attached to the CPU which improves data transmition and reduces latency. In a RAID 0 array, the SSD can hit data speeds of 6GB/s and for storage we have a 2TB HDD.
The keyboard is full size and has desktop-like travel on the keys at 19.5mm of spacing between the center of each key.
This Studiobook features the ScreenPad 2.0 where the trackpad is a secondary display, this is an interesting addition to the creative process since it adds anoather layer of potential productivity. The Studiobook Pro X also has an extensive range of ports with Tunderbold 3 (with Display pot 1.2 suport) USB 3.2 Gen 2, full size SD card reader, HDMI 2.0 and WiFi 6 with Gigabit Ethernet.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook One
This is not the only StudioBook device launching at IFA, we also have the StudioBook One which will be the world’s first Quadro RTX6000 notebook. With such ballsy specification the One has been designed with cooling performance in mind. Like the SurfaceBook the internal components of the computer have mostly been placed in the lid, behind the display. The outer cover of the lid opens automatically by 4.57″ to allow air to enter the chassis to cool its high performance components.
Paired with the Quadro GPU with 4608CUDA cors for parallel computing and 72 RT Ray tracing cores, 72 Tensor cores for deep learning and up to 24GB of GDDR6 VRAM we have an Intel Core i9-9980HK prossessor. This 10th Gen 8 core processor suppors Intel’s hyper threading for up to 16 threads for smoother multitasking and Intel’sTurbo Boost technology 2.0 enables 5GHz run speeds. The One also comes with 32GB of DDR4 2666 RAM and a 1TB of NVMe PCI Gen3 x4 2280 M.2 SSD.
The 15.6 inch display has a 120Hz, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) with PANTONE validation and 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and Delta E<1. There is also ISV certification which means that studios and other design houses can expect programs from AutoDesk and Adobe to work as expected.
When it comes to connectivity we have 3 Thunderbolt 3 ports with 8K video and audio outputs so you can connect up to three extremal displays. This whole package weighs in at 2.9Kg and is 24.5mm thick. It also comes with a pretty hefty 90Wh battery.
We’re excited for the evolution of the notebook with task-specific application like what we’re seeing here today for the creator. It is an evolution from the gaming notebook which is what most creators had to go for…if they didn’t pick up a Macbook Pro or a SurfaceBook.