At its 'Create The Uncreated' virtual launch event, Asus expanded its lineup of content creator-centric laptops with the launch of the new ProArt Studiobook 16 series, Vivobook 14X and 16X, and new Zenbook laptops. As the Taiwanese giant targets content creators, each of the laptops introduced today includes OLED screens.
This combined with the latest Intel and Ryzen 11th generation 5000 series processors and Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs to deliver the performance needed for continuous content creation.
Launched Asus creator-centric laptops with OLED display and DialPad
First, we have the Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 and Pro 16, which are designed specifically for this segment. Both feature a 16-inch 4K OLED HDR display with 16:10 aspect ratio and 3840 x 2460 resolution. The panel also features 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 550 nits of maximum brightness, Pantone validated and Calman verified certifications.
In terms of hardware, Asus diversifies from both Intel and AMD. The ProArt Studiobook 16 series comes with Intel and Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and Nvidia GPUs. However, there are some differences between the standard variant and the Pro version. While the standard variant supports up to 11th generation Intel Core i9-11900H or Ryzen 9 5900HX processors and up to GeForce RTX 3070 GPUs, the Pro variant includes a 3rd generation Intel Xeon workhorse processor and up to Nvidia RTX A5000 GPU.
The internals here are supported by the Asus IceCool Pro Thermal solution, which operates at up to 110W in normal mode and up to 140W in performance mode. The highlight of the ProArt Studiobook 16 series will have to be the physical DialPad, however. Asus has partnered with Adobe to make it easier for creators to control certain functions in Photoshop, After Effects or Premiere Pro with the dial.
Asus also offers up to 64 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM and 4 PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 4.0 SSDs. As for connectivity options, the ProArt Studiobook 16 and Pro 16 include 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1x Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI 2.1 port, 2 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, and an SD Express 7.0 card reader (much needed for creators). In addition, the laptop includes Harmon Kardon-optimized speakers and DTS support.
Along with the ProArt Studiobook 16 line, Asus unveiled a variety of peripherals, including an OLED monitor, ProArt mouse, and more. The ProArt Mouse MD300 is the company's first mouse to include dial support. It also features a laser sensor that tracks up to 4200 dpi, 1000 Hz search rate, and a side-scrolling wheel, among other things.
The ProArt Display PA32DC, on the other hand, features a 31.5-inch 4K OLED panel with 3840 x 2160 resolution, 0.1 ms response time and 99% DCI-P3 and Adobe RGB color gamut. The monitor also has HDR support, 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio and an automatic color calibration feature.
Asus Vivobook Pro 14X / 16X and Vivobook 14/15
Asus also launched the Vivobook Pro 14X and 16X with up to 4K OLED panels, a virtual Asus DialPad on the trackpad to make it easier for developers to make precise changes and both Intel / AMD SKUs. As the name suggests, the Vivobook 14X and 16X feature 14- and 16-inch 4K OLED HDR screens with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 600 nits maximum brightness and thin bezels. The company claims to offer the world's first 16-inch 4K OLED 16:10 display with the Vivobook Pro X16.
Both models of the Vivobook Pro are quite light, with the 14-inch variant weighing just 1.45 kg. These laptops feature a clean design and a good two-tone keyboard design with a bright orange Esc key. The keyboard is backlit and the keys have a decent 1.35 mm stroke.
The Vivobook Pro X14 and X16 feature Intel Core H-series and AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series processors and up to GeForce RTX 3050Ti GPU and also supports up to 32GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and up to a 96Wh battery to support creative endeavors while on the go.
On the other hand, the standard Vivobook 14/15 laptops even feature 2.8K OLED panels with a 16:10 aspect ratio and up to 2880 x 1800 resolution. These laptops also have 11th generation H-series and Ryzen 5000 H-series SKUs with GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. The rest of the specs are pretty much the same as the Pro variants. Both variants do not have Asus virtual DialPad and instead come equipped with virtual NumPad.
Zenbook 14X and Zenbook 14 Flip OLED
In addition to the ProArt Studiobook and Vivobook lineups, Asus also launched Zenbook 14X and Zenbook 14 Flip to give users more options for portable and powerful creative machines. Both laptops feature 14-inch OLED HDR displays with 16:10 aspect ratio and thin bezels, 11th-generation Intel H-series and Ryzen 5000 H-series processors and more. Asus' innovative features like ScreenPad and Ergolift hinge are present in these models.
All these maker-centric laptops will be available for sale globally. The price and availability may vary depending on the region, so keep an eye out for Indian prices.