IFA 2019: first impressions of the ASUS StudioBook Pro X and StudioBook One
Search new not even markets, and areas in which it would be possible to expand the sale of their vehicles — a vital issue for all manufacturers. And when someone at least slightly opens the krantik for the fresh area for them to immediately rush competitors, immediately tearing off all the valves. Laptops for, in the language of Pelevin, creatives — designers, videomontage, photographers, artists and so on — always has been. And they were called MacBook. And heavy duty laptops on Windows
Gradually, the monopoly of Apple in the field of portable computers for content creation has become a burden, a laptop manufacturer on Windows and here is the result: D Concept Acer, ASUS ProArt, soon to be, of course, something else. In addition, the series includes monitors, and desktops. Yes, and there’s a ProArt series for 8 years — just before it was done in such a serious rate. Because laptops are flesh and blood like directions, and ASUS at IFA 2019 very large scale has expanded its collection by presenting four new models, two of which deserve to talk about them separately: StudioBook Pro X and StudioBook One.
All notebooks “to create media content” (quoting the press release) made in more or less the same patterns. Hardware intimidating even seasoned gamers power: Intel Core i9 there is no limit, always have a version with Xeon processors onboard the discrete card level RTX2060 a minimum, and often — Quadro, huge amounts of memory. Lurid, aggressive design gives place of rigor, accuracy and underlined the concern about the ergonomics. Huge bet on display — perfectly tuned, with support for HDR.
Is StudioBook Pro X is one of the two main novelties of the ASUS on the IFA 2019. This laptop is simply amazing in its design reminiscent of business models, suitable for home/office work and for travel, what about an ultra computers. Grey housing, made of metal alloy interspersed with plastic elements, this looks serious and is executed very qualitatively. ASUS StudioBook Pro X is made according to MIL-STD-810G, this does not mean that it is possible to dive or jump with a parachute, but work in different climatic conditions it needs to withstand: that in extremely humid and hot environment, which is frost. Pro X weighs 2.5 kg.
Thin frame around the display with aspect ratio 16:10 provide the feel of a much more compact device than it actually is. As ASUS claims, is a 17-inch laptop in the body of 15-inch. The relative area of the LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels is 92%, it provides a color gamut of 97% of the space DCI-P3; the company said about accurate colour reproduction — the average DeltaE deviation is less than one.
Another important area, which radically distinguishes “creative” laptops gaming — meticulous care not only about cooling (although the manufacturer promises that the problems with throttle and overheating will not be), but about silence. Under load the noise of the active cooling system StudioBook Pro X should not exceed 39 dB. Acer rested on the laurels of the creators of the quiet professional of the laptop for a few hours, and here is the Pro X intercepted the flag.
Good and the layout of the laptop: full-size keyboard with Num-block, touchpad with built-in screen — a proprietary feature of ASUS in recent years, a large set of interfaces, including a full-size RJ-45, three USB 3.0 and two USB Type-C, and fingerprint scanner.
The hardware itself, also at the level of: RTX graphics NVIDIA Quadro 5000, 16GB RAM, Intel Xeon or Intel Core i7 ninth generation with six cores. A Raid 0 array connected via a Platform Controller Hub directly to the processor and provides data transfer rate up to 6GB/s vs 4 GB/s is supposed to use up to 128GB of RAM, integrated Wi-Fi modem with 802.11 ax. This is a full workstation — but it is truly portable.
Conditional same flagship family ProArt StudioBook was the model StudioBook One that we don’t even began to show at a private event before the press conference ASUS – everything is so secret. This is the first StudioBook equipped with graphics NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 with 24 GB of video memory. Processor — Intel Core i9 ninth generation. Provides 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and a SSD of 1 TB. Wi-Fi modem only supports Wi-Fi standard 5 (802.11 ac). StudioBook One weighs 2.5 kg.
The radiator of the cooling system StudioBook One made of ultralight titanium alloy, and when lifting the lid the hinge tilts the laptop at an angle of 4.57°, which additionally contributes to the cooling of the body. The CPU and GPU are located behind the display, with the laptop can work comfortably, even holding it on his knees.
Looks StudioBook One unusual, if not weird. Is placed behind the display of machinery, for access of air to the slightly open slits on the edges, the balance was broken, the lid is considerably heavier than the keyboard. The experience of interaction StudioBook One looks more like a tablet strapped to a keyboard than a classic notebook. But the keyboard is not detachable. To get used to, I think you can, but it will definitely take time.
15.6-inch LCD notebook Review StudioBook One supports 4K UHD resolution (3840 × 2160), and also, naturally, provides accurate color reproduction: here and PANTONE certificate, and the coverage of the color space 100% Adobe RGB and a Delta-E <1. The screen refresh rate is 120 Hz. The area of the screen relative to the cover 84%.
Again, StudioBook One is not trying to throw dust in the eyes is very powerful and adequate to the professional tool user, who is trying to break the monopoly MacBook in this segment. There is some doubt that Windows laptops will be able to do today, but this attempt at least is impressive, StudioBook look very competitive.
Prices and dates of occurrence of these two laptops is not yet known.