New ASUS ProArt StudioBook 16 revealed with powerful AMD and NVIDIA hardware
Amazon China and More Computers have published listings for a new ProArt StudioBook, a series of laptops that ASUS aims at creators. While previous ASUS has leaned on Intel processors for previous ProArt StudioBook machines, the H5600QR relies on a Ryzen 9 5900HX, an octa-core APU that utilises AMD's Zen 3 architecture. Presumably, ASUS will offer the H5600QR with other Zen 3 processors too, such as the Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 5 5600H.
Additionally, the new ProArt StudioBook has 16 GB of RAM, upgradable to 32 GB according to More Computers, a 2 TB NVMe SSD and a 90 Wh battery. The latter brings the machine's weight to 2.05 kg, which is roughly as heavy as the ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 W500G5T and over 400 g lighter than the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T.
The listing states that the H5600QR also has an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, an improvement on the GeForce RTX 2060 found in the last ProArt StudioBook. The new ProBook Studio retains the 16:10 aspect ratio of its predecessor too, albeit with a smaller 16-inch display. Supposedly, the 16-inch panel operates at 3,840 x 2,400 pixels, while reaching 400 nits and covering the DCI-P3 colour space.
Amazon China states that the H5600QR will retail for CNY 18,971, equivalent to US$2,935 at current exchange rates. However, that price includes taxes, so the H5600QR may well be cheaper if it arrives in the US. ASUS has not confirmed where it will release the ProArt StudioBook, but More Computers' listing implies that it will do so in multiple markets.