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Review: Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17

ASUS has been at the forefront of technology innovations for decades now. While you may know ASUS as a gaming giant, they also produce products for content creators under the ProArt series. And today we are reviewing the ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 laptop.

 

The ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 comes with a magnesium-alloy chassis with angled diamond-cut edges. A 180° hinge allows you to lay it completely flat on a desk for easy screen sharing. Its thin 18.4mm profile makes it one of the world’s thinnest Quadro laptops.

Under the hood, the StudioBook Pro 17 is powered by an Intel Xeon processor with 64GB DDR4 memory. You also get NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics with Max-Q Design – which means this laptop can deliver the performance required by graphics and media professionals.

As you open the lid of the laptop, you come face to face with a 17-inch PANTONE Validated display that offers an aspect ratio of 16:10. The display itself is an LED-backlit FHD offering a resolution of 1920-by-1200. ASUS has managed to squeeze in a 17-inch screen into a 15-inch laptop chassis.

This is because the screen’s side bezels measure just 5.3mm. The screen also delivers precise colors thanks to a 97% DCI-P3 color gamut and Delta E rating which is less than 1.5. The laptop is also designed with an advanced cooling system that features twin fans and copper heat pipes for heat dissipation.

The cooling system helps with stable performance and in keeping the noise levels down to 35 dB. In terms of connectivity, you get a boatload of ports. This includes a Thunderbolt 3 (with DisplayPort 1.4 support), 3 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 HDMI 2.0, 1 SD card reader, 1 Combo audio jack, and one 3.5mm headphone jack.

You also get Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology, which provides superfast online connectivity. In terms of storage, you get 2TB of NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD with support for RAID 0 /1. The touchpad below the keyboard is covered by glass.

The ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 comes with a hotkey that locks the system immediately for security and privacy. There are also keys that shut off the microphone and camera during a video call. You even get a Quick Snip key for quick and easy screenshots.

With a single press of the toggle button, the touchpad turns into an ASUS NumberPad. The LED-illuminated numeric keypad makes it much easier to key in numbers. You get two colour options with the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 – Star Grey and Turquoise Grey.

The laptop derives its power from a 57Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery. One of the highlights of this laptop is that it is also certified to be used with performance-hungry applications such as After Effects, AutoCAD, Premiere, 3D Max, and so on.

In terms of audio quality, the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 comes packed with ASUS Sonic Master Premium. This is a mix of hardware, software, and tuning technologies that were developed to deliver the best possible audio. The laptop also meets the 810G military standard for reliability and durability.

In terms of performance, we used Adobe InDesign, Autodesk AutoCAD and even Da Vinci Resolve. For Adobe Indesign we used it to design the pages of Arabian Reseller magazine and we found the performance to be fast and the workflow to be smooth.

While using Da Vinci Resolve, editing, colour correction, and rendering video files was effortless/ We also tried 2D and 3D object design on AutoCAD and the overall experience was flawless. This was possible because of the 64GB RAM, the Intel Xeon processor and the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics.

The laptop is now available for a price of AED 13,999. So if you are a content creator who’s always on the move and looking for a compact and mighty powerhouse that can bring your ideas to life, we recommend the ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17.

Price: AED 13,999

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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