ASUS is revamping its lineup of powerful creator laptops for professional and home creative users, announcing a full six new laptops that aim to score with superior performance, brilliant 4K OLED displays, and special features.
ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED and ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED
The two new high-performance notebooks in the ProArt Studiobook series are aimed primarily at professional users who need maximum performance in their laptop for smooth workflows.
The ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W5600/W7600) is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (W5600) or a third-generation Intel Xeon workstation processor (W7600) in the most powerful configuration variant. Graphics performance is provided by an NVIDIA RTX A2000 (W5600) or A5000 (W7600) GPU, which can handle even the most demanding tasks such as complex CAD models, 3D product design or high-resolution video editing at top speed.
The ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H5600/H7600) uses either an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor (H5600) or Intel Core i9 (H7600) processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (H5600) or 3060 (H7600).
Both models rely on a 16-inch OLED HDR display with 4K resolution in 16:10 format. The displays offer particularly high brightness levels of 550 nits and achieve a refresh rate of 60 Hz. They cover a 100 percent DCI-P3 color space and offer high color fidelity certification from PANTONE and CalMAN, factory-calibrated Delta-E <2 color accuracy, and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black certifications for a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
Both Creator notebooks are equipped with dual PCIe SSDs and up to 64 GB of RAM. With Thunderbolt 4 (W7600/H7600), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C, HDMI 2.1, and an SD Express 7.0 card slot, they offer plenty of ultra-fast connectivity options.
The ASUS Dial lets users interact with creative tools in a more natural way. The intuitive, notebook-integrated controller provides precise control over parameters in compatible Adobe software. With the new ProArt Creator Hub app, ASUS has also created a centralized, easy-to-use application that provides access to many notebook settings and customizations, including ASUS Dial options.
Vivobook Pro 14X OLED and Vivobook Pro 16X OLED
The Vivobook Pro 14X OLED (N7400/M7400) and Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7600/M7600) offer professional and home users the speed and precision needed to realize their creative visions. For this, both models also feature the innovative ASUS DialPad interface.
The Vivobook Pro 16X OLED features a 16-inch OLED HDR display in 16:10 format and offers 4K resolution. The Vivobook Pro 14X relies on a 14-inch OLED HDR display with WQXGA resolution (2880 x 1800 pixels).
According to the manufacturer, the maximum brightness is 400 nits. Furthermore, a 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage is offered. Both Vivobooks have up to VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification, are PANTONE-validated and certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light emissions as easy on the eyes.
An Intel Core H Series processor of the 11th generation (N7400/N7600) or an AMD Ryzen 5000 H Series Mobile processor (M7400/M7600) is used in the strongest features. Graphics performance is realized by an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, and up to 32 GB of RAM is possible.
ASUS also installs an effective dual-fan cooling system with ASUS IceCool Plus technology. The battery has a capacity of 96 Wh and is supposed to provide long runtimes. The large touchpad with a silky-smooth surface, the integrated fingerprint sensor in the power button and a backlit keyboard increase productivity. With Thunderbolt 4 (N7400/N7600) or USB Type-C port (M7400/M7600), the Vivobooks Pro offer numerous ultra-fast connectivity options.
Vivobook Pro 14 and Vivobook Pro 15 OLED
ASUS focuses on a slim design with low weight for these two notebooks. The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED (K3400/M3401) comes in at 1.4 kg, while the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED (K3500/M3500) weighs in at just under 1.65 kg.
The Vivobook Pro 14 OLED is equipped with a NanoEdge display with WQXGA resolution (2880 x 1800 pixels), the 15-inch variant relies on a Full HD display. An Intel Core H Series processor of the 11th generation (K3400/K3500) or an AMD Ryzen 5000 H Series Mobile processor (M3401/M3500), as well as a maximum of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card ensure optimal performance. Both laptops are equipped with up to 16 GB of RAM and a maximum of 1 TB of PCIe SSD storage. The dual-fan cooling system with ASUS IceCool Plus technology enables sustained high and smooth performance.
In addition, both Vivobook Pro models rely on a Harman Kardon certified audio system, are equipped with WiFi 6, and offer an optional webcam cover, a fingerprint sensor on the power button, and a backlit keyboard.
Prices and Availability
All new ASUS Creator notebooks are expected to make their way to retail in the fourth quarter of 2021. Pricing starts at an MSRP of 799.00 euros for the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED. The Vivobook Pro 15 OLED costs 949.00 Euros.
The Vivobook Pro 14X OLED and Vivobook Pro 16X OLED notebooks, which both have an RRP of 1,299.00 Euros, are positioned one step above. On the other hand, you will have to dig deeper into your pocket for the ProArt Studiobook models: The ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED starts at 1,999.00 Euros, while the ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED costs at least 2,499.00 Euros.