Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H5600, 5900HX 3070
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 H5600, 5900HX 3070
The MacBook Pro models with the M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs are making things more interesting for potential creative laptop buyers. They’re much more competitive than the Intel MacBook Pros, as they’re faster, quieter and have longer battery life. However, as Engadget has discovered in testing, the new MacBooks are better than PC laptops like the Studiobook 16 in some ways (battery and video playback) and worse in others (rendering, GPU performance in general). More on that soon in an upcoming Upscaled. Still, for the money, the ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED is the best Windows 10 content creation laptop you can get right now. I haven’t been excited about too many laptops lately, but I can’t recommend this model enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 88%
Asus has been steadily improving its devices aimed at content creators, but it's new ProArt Sudiobook 16 OLED still feels like a leap forward. With an excellent 4K OLED display, high powered component options, and a built in dial for use in programs like Photoshop and Premiere Pro, it's a great choice for a PC-using media maker.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2021
Source: Laptop Mag
Asus' ProArt Studiobook 16 is a fascinating concept. The built-in dial is more useful than I expected and legitimately fun to use, even to just adjust the screen brightness or volume. Moreover, the blend of AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU make this one mighty machine, capable of outpacing just about any other Windows laptop — including those that cost thousands of dollars more. Add in a breathtaking 16-inch, 4K OLED HDR display and you have what should be among the best laptops for creative professionals. But when I use the word "concept," I mean it literally. Both units I received had design defects in their chassis and one of them encountered a software issue that caused it to crash. As much as I love its individual parts, I can't recommend this machine until Asus has sufficiently reassured me that these issues are resolved. And that's a tough reality to face because Asus really did dial things up in the face of increasing competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Expert Reviews
Whenever a manufacturer claims to have revolutionized the way we use our laptops I’m usually sceptical but, on this occasion, Asus can genuinely make that claim. The Dial alone is a cracking idea and very well thought out, but add the graphics tablet touchpad and it’s a game-changer. Even if the rest of the package was a bit humdrum I’d recommend the new StudioBook 16 but that’s not the case. The hardware, design and build quality are all tip-top, marred only by a display refresh rate that doesn’t do justice to the StudioBook’s gaming capabilities. At £2,500 I’d even rate the StudioBook as good value.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Mag
Between the Asus Dial, OLED display, and ample CPU and GPU power, the Studiobook 16 adds up to a potential dream laptop for creative professionals. The keyboard dial is genuinely useful (and, okay, also kind of fun), and the display both looks brilliant and offers wide color coverage. We do offer a word of caution regarding our test unit's storage speed, but that may be a one-off flaw. Otherwise, the Asus is a powerful and well-made laptop with specific benefits for creative workers that's likely priced below mobile workstations. Stay tuned for our final score when we learn the dollar-sign bottom line closer to launch time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2021
Source: L&B TechReview
Measured on its own, the Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 is a really cool computer for graphic production. There is plenty of computing power, and the screen is so colorful and vibrant that you feel like licking the food pictures on Facebook. The Asus Dial knob and the combined touchpad and drawing pad are innovative elements that for some can make production more efficient and comfortable. The standard by which creative computers will be measured, however, is set in Cupertino, California, and the reaction in the creative department will probably be “Well, that is not a Mac at all!” However, it will only last until the colleagues see the screen…
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Hardware Zone
If you’re looking for a mobile design workstation then the ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED is a worthy consideration. Performance is par for the course for a notebook with these specifications and I like that you can even take the notebook out for some serious gaming spins. As far as performance-for-value goes, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU is arguably the best combination in my opinion. However, what I really do like about the StudioBook 16 OLED is its ability to transform its touchpad into a pen tablet – a far more intuitive and easier way to draw/write than on a notebook’s touchscreen (and also less tiring) or a separate pen tablet. Oh, and that OLED screen. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Thank goodness I’m no content creator because I know I will scrimp up money for this StudioBook 16 OLED.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2021
Source: The Tech Chap
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2021
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; top performance; powerful processor; long battery life; nice touchpad. Negative: Poor webcam; no Thunderbolt port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2021
Source: Overclockers RU RU→EN
Positive: High performance; large screen; excellent display; powerful processor; great dedicated graphics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2021
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display; large screen; great ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2021
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
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