ASUS has started sales of its top of the range mobile workstation, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X. The heavily-packed machine packs in Intel’s Xeon processor, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX video card, and is equipped with a 17-inch Pantone Validated display as well as a ScreenPad 2.0 trackpad. And, fittingly for a workstation-class laptop, the notebook has received certifications from multiple professional software vendors, ensuring that the laptop will work with their software and qualifies for full end-user support.
The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730 comes in a premium-looking metallic chassis with a Turquoise Grey finish that houses a 1920×1200 resolution 17-inch NanoEdge display, which offers wide viewing angles as well as an antiglare coating. Developed with workstation/productivity use in mind in mind, the display covers 97% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, is Pantone Validated, and is factory-calibrated to a Delta E<1.5 accuracy, a rare feature for laptops.
Inside the ProArt StudioBook Pro X is Intel’s hexa-core Xeon E-2276M processor, as well as NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU with 16 GB GDDR6 memory. The system comes with 64 GB of ECC DDR4-2666 DRAM (upgradeable to 128 GB) as well as 4 TB of storage using two PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and one hard drive.
When it comes to connectivity, the ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X naturally features everything that modern professionals might require, including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, GbE, an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD 4.0/UHS-II card reader, and a 3.5-mm audio jack for a headset.
In a bid to further improve the comfort of the desktop replacement laptop, the notebook has a keyboard with 19-mm key pitches and a two-millimeter key travel. Meanwhile, like other high-end machines from ASUS today, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X uses ASUS’s ScreenPad 2.0 touchpad, which places a small display underneath the trackpad. On the multimedia side of matters, the laptop has Harman Kardon speakers with an amplifier, a microphone array, and an HD webcam.
In terms of bulk, the 17-inch class laptop – while not light – is surprisingly also not particularly heavy: the 2.8-cm thick machine weighs 2.5 just kilograms. Meanwhile, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X is equipped with a 95 Wh 6-cell battery, which is nearly the maximum capacity allowed to carry in airplanes.
|The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X|
|Primary Display||General||17.3-inch OLED with touch|
Factory calibrated to Delta E<1.5 accuracy
|CPU Options||Intel Xeon E-2276M
8C/16T, 12 MB cache, 2.8 – 4.7 GHz
|Graphics||Integrated||HD Graphics 630 (24 EUs)|
|Discrete||NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 16 GB GDDR6|
|RAM||64 GB DDR4-2666|
|Storage||SSD||2 x PCIe 3.0 x4|
|HDD||1 x HDD|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi||Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)|
|USB||3.1 Gen 2||2 × TB 3 (Type-C)
3 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
|Thunderbolt||2 × TB 3 (data, DP displays)|
|Display Outputs||1 × HDMI 2.0
2 × TB3 with DisplayPort
|Card Reader||SD 4.0/UHS-II (312 MB/s)|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, with Windows Hello support|
|Other I/O||Microphone array, Harman/Kardon stereo speakers, audio jack, ScreenPad 2.0|
|Battery||95 Wh Li-Poly|
|Dimensions||Width||38.2 cm | 15.04 inch|
|Depth||26.5 cm | 10.43 inch|
|Thickness||2.8 cm | 1.11 inch|
|Weight||2.5 kilograms | 5.51 lbs|
The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X is available at MSRP of $4999.99 directly from ASUS as well as its retail partners like Amazon.
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