ASUS has just announced its new ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730 laptop, with some incredibly beefy specs up on offer with an OLED display, Intel Xeon CPU, and NVIDIA Quadro GPU.
The new ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730 arrives with a large 17.3-inch OLED display with a native 1920 x 1200 resolution, in what ASUS calls a NanoEdge display -- for those slim bezels. The display itself covers 97% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, is Pantone Validated, and factory-calibrated to a Delta E<1.5 accuracy -- something not often seen on laptops.
ASUS uses an Intel Xeon E-2276M processor, an 8C/16T chip clocked between 2.8GHz and 4.7GHz with 12MB of cache, while the GPU goes to a glorious NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 with 16GB of GDDR6. There's also a huge 64GB of DDR4-2666 RAM inside, and 4TB of storage to boot (this is done between 2 x PCIe 3.0-based x4 SSDs and 1 x HDD).
It wouldn't be a workstation-class notebook with all that hardware and no I/O, with ASUS offering up a plethora of connectivity in:
- Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Thunderbolt 3 (2 x ports)
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (3 x ports)
- Gigabit Ethernet
- HDMI 2.0
- SD 4.0/UHS-II card reader
- 3.5mm audio jack
ASUS packs all of this horsepower and connectivity into a laptop that weighs just 2.5 kg or 5.51 lbs, and includes a 95Wh 6-cell battery that should provide some great battery life numbers on the ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730.
It's a powerhouse laptop for professionals, but I really don't get the huge 17.3-inch panel but only a 1200p display... it really needed to be 2560 x 1440 (2560 x 1600 would've been another good choice) or full-on 4K for that size, and $5000 price.
As for the cost, the ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730 will be priced at $4999 and is available now from ASUS and its retail partners.
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