Asus launches ProArt StudioBook Pro X workstation laptop with Quadro RTX 5000 graphics for a hefty $5000 USD
Not to be outdone by the Razer Blade Studio series, Asus will be launching its own lineup of thin and sleek laptops aimed at professionals. The ProArt StudioBook Pro X sits at the top of the family with its Xeon E-2276M CPU, Nvidia Quadro 5000 GPU, 64 GB of RAM, and 17-inch 1200p display with a chassis design that borrows unabashedly from both the consumer ZenBook and gaming Zephyrus S series.
The most noteworthy characteristics of the ProArt StudioBook Pro X are its ScreenPad, Xeon CPU, and 16:10 17-inch display. The ScreenPad can be convenient if used correctly, the Xeon processor can allow for ECC RAM, and the 16:10 aspect ratio is uncommon on most laptops. These small touches show that Asus has tuned the ProArt StudoBook Pro X specifically for professional users instead of rebranding existing consumer laptops as workstations. The Razer Blade Studio and most MSI W series laptops, for example, are simply reskinned consumer laptops but with Quadro GPUs.
As with most mobile workstations, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X is going to cost an arm and a leg. Asus is offering just one major SKU at the moment as detailed in the specifications sheet below for $4999 USD. Online retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and Xotic PC have all started taking pre-orders for the laptop.
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (For Intel® Xeon® processor models)|
|Processor||Intel® Xeon® E-2276M processor|
2.8GHz hexa-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.7GHz) and 12MB cache
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000,16GB GDDR6 VRAM|
|Display||17" LED-backlit WUXGA (1920 x 1200) NanoEdge display|
16:10 aspect ratio
3.8mm-thin bezel with 92% screen-to-body ratio
178° wide-view technology
97% DCI-P3 color gamut, 8-bit color
Delta-E < 1.5 color accuracy
|Memory||64GB (upgradable to 128GB) DDR4 2666MHz (SO-DIMM x 4, supports ECC)|
|Storage||4TB (upgradable up to 6TB)|
PCIe® NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD x 2, HDD x 1
Supports CPU-attached RAID 0/1 (up to 48Gbps)
|Connectivity||2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™ with Display Port 1.4 (40Gbps)|
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ( 10Gbps)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x SD 4.0 / UHS-II card reader (312MB/s)
1 x Audio combo jack
1x RJ45 LAN
1 x Kensington lock
|Wireless||Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)|
|Keyboard and touchpad||Full-size backlit keyboard with 2.0 mm key travel and privacy hotkeys, 19 mm key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad|
Touchpad with fingerprint sensor and Windows Hello support
|Audio||Sound by Harman Kardon|
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Long-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response
McAfee Common Build for All
|Battery and power||95Wh 6-cell lithium-polymer battery|
280W power adapter
Plug Type: ø6.0 (mm)
(Output: 20V DC, 14A, 280W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
|Dimensions||15.04 x 10.43 x 1.11 in|
¹ Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country.
Fremont, California (November 18, 2019) — ASUS today announced the new ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730), which provides a wide range of features designed for professional creators. It’s the first Quadro laptop that is powered by 9th Gen Intel® Xeon® processor with NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 5000 graphics. This combination of cutting edge graphics and portability makes it perfect for creative professionals to achieve their goals on-the-go or in office.
Designed for demanding applications and durability
For creatives, software is key. Full ISV certification ensure users to enjoy optimal stability and performance with their preferred professional software applications.
ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.
But demanding applications comes with durability. ProArt StudioBook Pro X meets the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard, undergoing a punishing test regime in harsh environment conditions such as extreme altitudes, temperatures, and humidity. It also passed ASUS internal laptop tests that far exceed industry standards.
Ultimate creative touch with the ScreenPad 2.0
PANTONE validated display for exceptional color accuracy
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