As the product name underlines twice, Asus uses the ProArt StudioBook Pro X to appeal to professional creators such as filmmakers, photographers, and designers. Features such as a fast CPU and GPU, plenty of memory, a calibrated and a second display to convince the target audience. The price: from 4,299 euros.
The ProArt StudioBook Pro X is designed to provide a lot of power in a relatively small package. The 17-inch display, which has recently become increasingly rare for laptops, has a 16:10 format and has 3.8 mm narrow margins on four instead of just three pages, so that the appearance is more likely to correspond to devices in the 15-inch class. The panel offers 1,920 × 1,200 pixels, 97 percent DCI-P3 and is validated by Pantone. With 2.5 kg, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X has a suitable weight for traveling, the dimensions of 382 × 265 × 28.2 mm but indicate the most potent hardware especially in height. Especially since Asus promises not to be loud or slow under full load of CPU and GPU above 39 dBA.
Core i7 or Xeon E with Quadro RTX 5000
The CPU has two models to choose from: The base model for 4,299 euros is equipped with an Intel Core i7-9750H, optionally there is a Xeon E 2276M, its six cores at 2.8 GHz and in the top with up to 4.7 GHz work. In addition to the higher clock rates, there is a special support for ECC memory, which can be spread over four DIMM slots up to 128 GB in size. For the graphics card Asus relies on Nvidia and the Quadro RTX 5000 with 16 GB of memory.
SSD without PCH / DMI detour
A special feature is the SSD configuration. Because Asus connects an SSD without going through the platform controller Hub (PCH) directly to the CPU, the second SSD goes the classic way via the PCH and the Direct Media Interface (DMI). This should be able to transfer one of the SSD in the top with up to 6 GB / s instead of the usual 4 GB / s data. Together with an HDD, there are up to 6 TB of memory.
Second display instead of touchpad installed
If you look down the screen and keyboard, you will not find a normal touchpad, but Asus' so-called ScreenPad in its second generation. This is an additional touchscreen that can be used to offload shortcuts or small format windows, such as an Asus performance monitoring tool. All functions of a touchpad are also offered. The touchpad also has an integrated fingerprint sensor, which is suitable for Windows Hello is suitable. The user's smartphone can act as the third screen, because Asus' Smart Sync app can be used to retrieve status information such as rendering inattentive rendering and potential error messages.
Fast card reader for media professionals
The connections are extensive. Twice Thunderbolt 3, three times USB 3.1 Gen2 type A, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, 3.5 mm jack, a Kensington lock and a charging port, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X. In addition, an SD card slot is available after SD-4.0 standard with 316 MB / s should work. Media professionals, according to Asus, can assume short waiting times when transferring files. In the wireless area, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 are available.
In the fourth quarter, probably in December, Asus said, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X is priced at 4,299 euros Windows 10 Home or Pro (with Xeon) come to the German market. Details of the basic configuration are only to be expected.
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