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Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730) for creators launched

by Mark Tyson on 20 November 2019, 10:11

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Asus has launched a powerful new laptop aimed at professional content creators. The new Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730) combines to twin attractions of 9th gen Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 GPU processing power with a 17-inch 1200p Pantone validated display, quad-SO-DIMM slots, up to 6TB of fast storage, and creative input possibilities via ScreenPad 2.0 technology.

As a professional-targeted laptop system Asus says the W730 has full ISV certification to "ensure users to enjoy optimal stability and performance with their preferred professional software applications". As well as being fit for demanding applications, the W730 is pretty tough and durable, having met the MIL-STD 810G military standard.

This is the first professional creator laptop from Asus to feature ScreenPad 2.0. HEXUS looked at an Asus laptop featuring ScreenPad 2.0 tech recently, in our review of the ZenBook 14 UX434F. Sadly on that machine, while the tech showed potential it still exhibited functional niggles in daily use among its shortcomings. Since our review was so recent, it won't have given Asus much time to iron out ScreenPad 2.0 wrinkles.

Another highlight of this laptop is the screen. It uses a 17-inch 1920 x 1200 pixels NanoEdge anti-glare design. The screen boasts 178° wide-view technology, 97 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut, Delta-E < 1.5 colour accuracy, and Pantone validation.

Asus's ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730) is currently available from Asus direct for $4999.99, as well as from retail partners like Amazon and Newegg.

Finish/Colour

 

Turquoise Grey

Operating System

 

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (For Intel Xeon processor models)

Processor

 

Intel Xeon E-2276M processor
2.8GHz hexa-core with Turbo Boost (up to 4.7GHz) and 12MB cache

Graphics

 

Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000,16GB GDDR6 VRAM

Display

 

17-inch LED-backlit WUXGA (1920 x 1200) NanoEdge display
16:10 aspect ratio
Anti-glare panel
3.8mm-thin bezel with 92% screen-to-body ratio
178° wide-view technology
97% DCI-P3 colour gamut, 8-bit color
Delta-E < 1.5 colour accuracy
PANTONE® Validated

Memory

 

64GB (upgradable to 128GB) DDR4 2666MHz (SO-DIMM x 4, supports ECC)

Storage

 

4TB (upgradable up to 6TB)
PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD x 2, HDD x 1
Supports CPU-attached RAID 0/1 (up to 48Gbps)

Connectivity

 

2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C with Display Port 1.4 (40Gbps)
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ( 10Gbps)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x SD 4.0 / UHS-II card reader (312MB/s)
1 x Audio combo jack
1x RJ45 LAN
1 x Kensington lock
1x DC-in

Wireless

 

Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.0

Keyboard and touchpad

 

Full-size backlit keyboard with 2.0 mm key travel and privacy hotkeys, 19 mm key pitch, integrated Numeric keypad
Touchpad with fingerprint sensor and Windows Hello support
ScreenPad 2.0

Audio

 

Sound by Harman Kardon
Smart amplifier
Array microphone with Cortana and Alexa voice-recognition support
Long-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response

Camera

 

HD webcam

Software

 

MyASUS
McAfee Common Build for All

Battery and power

 

95Wh 6-cell lithium-polymer battery
280W power adapter
Plug Type: ø6.0 (mm)
(Output: 20V DC, 14A, 280W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)

Weight

 

5.51lb (2.5kg)

Dimensions

 

15.04 x 10.43 x 1.11-inch



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A laptop marketed as an “proArt” laptop without a pen-enabled display *shake my head* move along folks, nothing to see here.