At its ‘Create The Uncreated’ virtual launch event, Asus has expanded its line 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 11th generation Intel and Ryzen 5000 series processors and Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs to deliver the performance needed for continuous content creation.
Creator-centric Asus laptops launched with OLED display and DialPad
First, we have the Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 and Pro 16, which were designed specifically for this segment. Both feature a 16-inch 4K OLED HDR screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 3840 x 2460 resolution. The panel also features a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 550 nits of maximum brightness, validated Pantone and certified certifications by Calm.
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 an Intel work processor 3rd generation Xeon 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, however, have to be the physical DialPad. 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 64GB 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 breeders). In addition, the laptop includes Harmon Kardon-optimized speakers and DTS support.
Along with the ProArt Studiobook 16 lineup, 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 scroll 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 supports HDR, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and an automatic color calibration feature.
Asus Vivobook Pro 14X / 16X and Vivobook 14/15
Asus also released the Vivobook Pro 14X and 16X with OLED panels up to 4K, a virtual Asus DialPad on the trackpad to make it easier for creators to make accurate changes, and both Intel / AMD SKUs. As the name suggests, the Vivobook 14X and 16X include 14-inch and 16-inch 4K HDR OLED screens with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 600 nits of maximum brightness and slim bezels. The company claims to offer the world’s first 16-inch 16:10 4K OLED display with the Vivobook Pro X16.
Both Vivobook Pro models 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 stroke of 1.35mm.
The Vivobook Pro X14 and X16 include Intel Core H-series and AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series processors and even GeForce RTX 3050Ti GPU and also support up to 32GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and up to a 96Wh battery to support creative efforts while on the move.
On the other hand, standard Vivobook 14/15 laptops feature up to 2.8K OLED panels with a 16:10 aspect ratio and up to 2880 x 1800 resolution. These laptops also have Ryzen 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 don’t have the virtual Asus DialPad and instead , come equipped with the virtual NumPad.
Zenbook 14X and Zenbook 14 Flip OLED
In addition to the ProArt Studiobook and Vivobook lineups, Asus also launched the Zenbook 14X and Zenbook 14 Flip to give users more options for portable and powerful creative machines. Both laptops feature 14-inch OLED HDR screens with a 16:10 aspect ratio and slim bezels, 11th generation Intel H-series processors and Ryzen 5000 H-series processors, and more. Asus’ innovative features like ScreenPad and Ergolift hinge are present in these models.
All of these creator-centric laptops will be available for sale globally. Pricing and availability may vary by region, so be aware of Indian prices.