Asus announced the ProArt Studiobook laptop and Vivobook Pro laptops. These laptops are designed for graphic designers, photographers, videographers and videographers.
According to the company, these new laptops will join the Zenbook Pro series computers and create a trio that offers a variety of options for creative professionals. The three new laptops have 4K OLED HDR displays with 16:10 aspect ratio versions. These are intended to offer a wider visual space. These displays have been certified by VESA DisplayHDR 600 True Black and are calibrated in-house to conform to Pantone Validated standards. Studiobooks are also Calman Verified to ensure 100% coverage of DCI-P3 colors.
Studiobook Pro and Studiobook Pro also include the Asus Control Dial. This is the first ever physical rotary creative control for a laptop. This concept is similar in design to the control dial on the Microsoft Surface Studio computer. It allows users to control parameters with Adobe creative apps using fingertips. The goal is to reduce cursor movements and improve ergonomics.
This is what the Vivobook Pro 14X/16X laptops do with the ASUS DialPad. It’s a touchpad-based virtual implementation of ASUS Dial, which can also be configured via the ProArt Creator Hub App. It doesn’t feel as tactile as the Studiobook series’ dedicated dial, but it does provide the same functionality.
As an additional support arm for creatives, Asus will also provide three months of Adobe Creative Cloud to all new customers.
Asus will offer the choice between AMD Ryzen 500 H Series Mobile Processors and a third-generation Intel Xeon Workstation processor for its ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED laptop. This first tier pairs it with an NVIDIA RTX laptop GPU A2000 or A5000.
The ProArt Studiobook 16 pro-OLED can be paired either with an AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processor or an Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce RTX3070 or 3060 graphics.
The ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 and 16 OLED have a 16-inch OLED HDR 16/10 550-nit 60Hz display that is specifically designed for color-critical applications. They provide 100% coverage of DCI-P3’s color gamut, as well as PANTONE Validated, Calman Verified, and factory-calibrated Delta E 2 color accuracy.
The laptops have dual PCIe SSDs and up to 64GB DDR4 RAM at 3200 MHz. They also feature high-speed connectivity such as Thunderbolt 4 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, HDMI 2.1 and a SD Express 7.0 card reader.
The Asus Studiobook Pro 16 OLED is available from “quarter four” this year, and will retail for $2,500. The Studiobook 16 OLED is priced at $2,000.
Asus’ Vivobook series is designed for hobbyists as well as aspiring professionals. It comes in three sizes: the Vivobook Pro 16X (N7600 / N7600), Vivobook Pro 15, OLED (15.6 inch / 13500) and the Vivobook Pro 14 (K3400 / 3500).
The 16-inch 4K HDR 550nit 16:10 and the 14-inch OLED HDR 600nit displays provide 100% coverage of DCI-P3’s color gamut. These are the first laptops in the world to be awarded VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification, according to Asus. They have been PANTONE-certified for professional-grade color accuracy, and TUV Rheinland certified for low blue-light emissions.
The computers can be powered by either the 11th Generation Intel Core i7H Series or AMD Ryzen 5000H-Series Mobile Processors. There is also a dual-fan cooling system featuring ASUS IceCool Plus technology and a 96Wh lithium-ion battery.
The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED models are lighter and have a 2.8K OLED display. They also feature the latest Intel H Series CPUs or AMD Ryzen 5500 H-Series mobile processors with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3050 graphics.
The Vivobook PRO 16X OLED will be available starting at $1,400 Two tiers are available for the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED. One will be $920, and one at $1,470. There are two tiers for the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED. One starts at $750, and one at $1,200. All Vivobook Pro Series products will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.