Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 W500 now shipping with 48 GB of RAM and it's already out of stock
The redundantly named ProArt StudioBook Pro will have some of the highest specifications in the ultra-thin mobile workstation space. Expect to pay at least $4000 USD for this professionally-tuned system.
Originally announced at IFA 2019, the ProArt StudioBook series is Asus' all-original lineup of super-thin and attractive workstation laptops equipped with Nvidia Quadro graphics. The focus on sleek aesthetics contrasts the traditionally bulky and boxy look of mobile workstations like the Lenovo ThinkPad P53 or Dell Precision 7540 to compete directly with the latest Nvidia Studio laptops like the Razer Blade Pro Studio Edition. The model was originally set for a vague Q4 2019 launch window with no starting price, but Asus can now confirm that the system is finally shipping for a hefty starting price of $4000 USD.
Perhaps the most noteworthy characteristic of the ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 is its 48 GB of soldered DDR4 RAM - a first in recent memory for a mobile workstation. The Quadro RTX 5000 GPU comes standard alongside a 4K UHD IPS display and 2 TB of storage to back up the high asking price. Xeon CPUs are not available, however, meaning no ECC RAM support.
The ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 can be found across major retail outlets including Amazon, Newegg, and Asus' own web store. The system is out of stock everywhere as of this writing save for Amazon.
Fremont, CA, December 16, 2019 —ASUS today announced the new ProArt StudioBook Pro 15, the most compact model of the Studiobook series for content creators to carry on the go. It offers the perfect balance of Intel® Core™ i7-9750H processor, NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 graphics, 3-way NanoEdge display design, and an effective cooling system that lets you blaze through any intensive creating tasks.
Powerful performance and design
Packed with a big punch, its powerful NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 Max Q graphics and Intel® Core™ i7-9750H processor provides a super-smooth experience for multitasking duties that take mobile computing to the next level. Its magnesium-alloy chassis design is lightweight, which allows room for movability while being durable and resistant to everyday wear and tear. With the workstation having a more compact footprint, the three-sided NanoEdge boasts 7.5mm-thin top and side bezels, giving StudioBook Pro 15 an 82% screen-to-body ratio for immersive visuals.
Its comprehensive I/O port features it’s compatibility with a wide range of devices and peripherals. In addition to the USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C™, there is a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports for the essentials. There’s also Display Port over USB-C, and HDMI 2.0 for 60Hz 4K UHD output to external displays. The device is also ISV certified to ensure it works as expected with professional applications from the world’s leading software companies.
Exceptional colors and crisp visuals
The 4K UHD panel on StudioBook Pro 15 delivers 4x the detail of FHD display. This PANTONE Validated display features 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and Delta-E < 1.5, offering color calibration technology that automatically adjusts display brightness and settings for exceptional color accuracy on detailed photo visuals.
Complete cooling and audio system
The full cooling system uses a mix of hardware and software to ensure optimal cooling for light or heavy tasks. Six heat pipes draw heat away from the CPU and GPU, and the ultra-thin copper fins of the four heatsinks also help dissipate heat efficiently.
In addition to the comprehensive cooling system, the Studiobook also comes with an impressive sound system. Developed by the ASUS Golden Ear audio engineering team, its stereo configuration delivers a range of multilayered sound with rich, thumping bass, and sparkling highs. ASUS SonicMaster Premium goes beyond the ordinary by giving you the full-range stereo sound experience.
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