First, this factor is a beast. Sure, any 17-inch laptop is going to be fairly massive, and ASUS says it managed to make the StudioBook Pro X the identical dimension as some 15-inch machines. Even nonetheless, this factor is going to take up a lot of room in your backpack and add some heft to your gear assortment. The firm managed a 92 p.c screen-to-body ratio for the 16:10 panel. This means there’s additional room to work with since ASUS nixed the bigger backside bezel discovered on different StudioBook laptops. The show additionally has a Delta-E 1 score for colour accuracy (the nearer to 0, the higher) and covers 97 p.c of the DCI-P3 gamut. And if you end up needing a little extra space for toolbars and palettes, you possibly can dock them on the ScreenPad under the keyboard.
The ScreenPad could appear to be a gimmick, however as somebody who ceaselessly runs out of room on a 15-inch show for Photoshop instruments, I promise you it isn’t. And that is very true for individuals who have to run strong software program for issues like video enhancing, 3D rendering and recreation design. You can use the touchpad touchscreen as a mini show of types, inserting full home windows down under or simply transferring one side of a program’s UI for quick access. Heck, you possibly can even put your Spotify playlist down there if you would like. When the time comes to show it again into a touchpad for swiping, you possibly can simply achieve this in a single faucet.
Inside, the StudioBook Pro X packs NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics alongside both an Intel Xeon or Ninth-gen Core i7 processor. During our transient time with the system, we weren’t in a position to put these internals to the take a look at, however this must be sufficient to deal with demanding software program. In phrases of connectivity, there are three USB-A ports, 2 Thunderbolt three ports, an HDMI port and an SD card slot.
While a lot of powerful laptops are designed for gaming, they sometimes additionally sport design touches for that viewers. They look cool at residence, however it’s possible you’ll not need to take your multicolor backlit keyboard to the workplace for a presentation. ASUS remedied all that as nicely, opting for a good blueish grey colour for the StudioBook Pro X with rose gold accents. It nonetheless resembles a gaming laptop in total dimension and a few of the particulars, however at the least it does not clearly seem like one. The firm additionally says this beast has handed military-grade sturdiness exams towards components like vibration, altitude, humidity and excessive temperatures. Hopefully which means it’s going to survive a trek across the globe ought to it is advisable to take one.
If you do not want every part the Pro X has to supply, there are additionally 15- and 17-inch fashions of the StudioBook Pro and StudioBook. However, if you would like that fancy ScreenPad, you may need to splurge for the Pro X. The 17-inch StudioBook Pro and StudioBook have a trackpad that may double as a quantity pad, however it’s nowhere close to as useful because the small touchscreen. No phrase on pricing for the StudioBook Pro X machines, however ASUS says will probably be out there earlier than the top of the yr.
These StudioBook fashions just like the Pro X are direct competitors with Acer’s ConceptD line for skilled creatives. Acer additionally up to date that sequence hear at IFA, asserting the high-end laptops would get Quadro RTX graphics.