ASUS has started sales of its top of the range mobile workstation, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X. The heavily-packed machine packs in Intel’s Xeon processor, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX video card, and is equipped with a 17-inch Pantone Validated display as well as a ScreenPad 2.0 trackpad. And, fittingly for a workstation-class laptop, the notebook has received certifications from multiple professional software vendors, ensuring that the laptop will work with their software and qualifies for full end-user support.

The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730 comes in a premium-looking metallic chassis with a Turquoise Grey finish that houses a 1920x1200 resolution 17-inch NanoEdge display, which offers wide viewing angles as well as an antiglare coating. Developed with workstation/productivity use in mind in mind, the display covers 97% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, is Pantone Validated, and is factory-calibrated to a Delta E<1.5 accuracy, a rare feature for laptops.

Inside the ProArt StudioBook Pro X is Intel’s hexa-core Xeon E-2276M processor, as well as NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 5000 GPU with 16 GB GDDR6 memory. The system comes with 64 GB of ECC DDR4-2666 DRAM (upgradeable to 128 GB) as well as 4 TB of storage using two PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and one hard drive.

When it comes to connectivity, the ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X naturally features everything that modern professionals might require, including Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, GbE, an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD 4.0/UHS-II card reader, and a 3.5-mm audio jack for a headset.

In a bid to further improve the comfort of the desktop replacement laptop, the notebook has a keyboard with 19-mm key pitches and a two-millimeter key travel. Meanwhile, like other high-end machines from ASUS today, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X uses ASUS's ScreenPad 2.0 touchpad, which places a small display underneath the trackpad. On the multimedia side of matters, the laptop has Harman Kardon speakers with an amplifier, a microphone array, and an HD webcam.

In terms of bulk, the 17-inch class laptop – while not light – is surprisingly also not particularly heavy: the 2.8-cm thick machine weighs 2.5 just kilograms. Meanwhile, the ProArt StudioBook Pro X is equipped with a 95 Wh 6-cell battery, which is nearly the maximum capacity allowed to carry in airplanes.

The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X
  W730
Primary Display General 17.3-inch LED-backlit
Resolution
Color Gamut
1920×1200
97% DCI-P3
Features Pantone Validated
Factory calibrated to Delta E<1.5 accuracy
CPU Options Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C/12T, 12 MB cache, 2.8 - 4.7 GHz
Graphics Integrated HD Graphics P630 (24 EUs)
Discrete NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 16 GB GDDR6
RAM 64 GB DDR4-2666
Storage SSD 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4
HDD 1 x HDD
Capacity 4 TB
Wireless Wi-Fi Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 2 2 × TB 3 (Type-C)
3 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
Thunderbolt 2 × TB 3 (data, DP displays)
Display Outputs 1 × HDMI 2.0
2 × TB3 with DisplayPort
Gigabit Ethernet Yes
Card Reader SD 4.0/UHS-II (312 MB/s)
Webcam HD webcam
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, with Windows Hello support
Other I/O Microphone array, Harman/Kardon stereo speakers, audio jack, ScreenPad 2.0
Battery 95 Wh Li-Poly
Dimensions Width 38.2 cm | 15.04 inch
Depth 26.5 cm | 10.43 inch
Thickness 2.8 cm | 1.11 inch
Weight 2.5 kilograms | 5.51 lbs
Price $4,999.99

The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X is available at MSRP of $4999.99 directly from ASUS as well as its retail partners like Amazon.

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Source: ASUS

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  • willis936 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    You have to wonder if the name is apropros. Reply
  • timecop1818 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    17" 1080p with Quadro? what an absolute waste. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    Because it is no longer possible to connect a laptop to an external display. Reply
  • willis936 - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    Their point was that at 17” the resolution should be higher. But wait maybe the thing you care about is higher performance from the better thermals/power delivery of a large notebook. Oh the hardware is weak too. So then it’s just big and heavy with no added benefits. You could shrink the same laptop by 50% and get the same performance and display resolution. Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    Really? Find me a 1.25kg laptop running RTX5000 with 64GB RAM. Reply
  • Samus - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    zBook 17 G6. And insultingly to the Asus above, they're 4K.

    If you wanted something closer in spec to this from HP, the zBook G5 has identical specs and a 1080P screen....for almost half the price.

    Asus is out of their God damn minds pricing this at $5000.
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  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    1200p is not 1080p. There is no identical ZBook 17 G5 spec for this notebook, at least not in Germany. The highest G5 has a 6 core (Xeon or Core). The G6 has a Quadro RTX 5000 option on the Core CPU (no ECC and 6 core) or a Quadro 3000 option for the Xeon (8 core ECC). I didn't see any way to modify that on their website, but maybe that is just me not liking that site and being blind. The ZBooks are also 3.2kg vs 2.5kg of the Asus, which is important, seeing how you replied to someone who specifically stated the weight of devices. The RTX 5000 and 6 core Core CPU Zbook (1080p) also costs a bit more than the Asus RTX 5000 6 core Core CPU.
    So while shopping around is a good idea in general, it isn't nearly as clean cut as you make it out to be.
    Reply
  • lazarpandar - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    When use cases of the two machines overlap so heavily, I think we can, at one point, for the sake of conversation, simply say that one is better than the other. Comparing and contrasting every single spec item is tedious. Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    The US site also says i9, not Xeon, and that's 3.5TB less storage(it's either all SSD or a mix with an HDD), one touchscreen short, 16:9 main screen, and ~700g more dead weight for the same price. The only apparent upsides are a 16GB Optane of which I question the necessity as long as their SSD is decent, and a couple more ports.
    For the exact same price, model 8FP67UT#ABA.
    Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    To his "You could shrink the same laptop by 50% and get the same performance and display resolution"
    I said: "Find me a 1.25kg laptop running RTX5000 with 64GB RAM."
    To which you replied: "zBook 17 G6"
    which the official site states:
    "Starting at 3.2 kg" "41.6 x 28.8 x 3.3 cm"
    What's your problem? That obese ZBook, at least 28% heavier and 40% fatter is a cumbersome traditional workstation, exactly the type of product this Asus and Blade Studio Editions are made to replace.
    Reply

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