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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  • boeush - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    Look again: it's not 1080p. It's 1920 x **1200**. A 16:10 aspect ratio display! Will wonders never cease??

    Too bad I just recently got me a new computer; this one's a very strong contender - at least on paper...
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  • 8lec - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    You can't even see all the pixels on a 17" display from a decent distance. You need a 22" display on a laptop to make "full" use of all those pixels.
    1440p would have been a great option but unfortunately no one makes 1440p displays for laptops
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  • Alistair - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    Looks nice, but it should be at least 90hz. Reply
  • milkywayer - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    $5500 (if you pay taxes) and a 1080p~ screen. Artsy indeed. Reply
  • BGADK - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    There is no need for the built in screen to have a higher resolution. It is difficult to look at, when icons and menus become to small. It uses more battery, and they have got a very good 17" color calibrated display included. Its ideal. Reply
  • skavi - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    it's going to use a lot of battery anyways. It's an OLED. Reply
  • s.yu - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    Where did you get that? It's most likely IPS. Also IIRC it only covers most of P3 with very poor ARGB coverage.
    Shame.
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  • Samus - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    The trackpad may be OLED, but the screen is most definitely IPS, probably the same JDC panel used in the 17.3" MacBook.

    They are the only OEM that makes a 17.3" WUXGA panel. Dell/Alienware and even MSI use this same panel.

    Asus is probably going through some additional calibration\validation for Pantone certification but in my experience all of these panels are really amazing.
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  • PixyMisa - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    You do realise you can adjust the size of icons, right? In fact, Windows does it automatically. Reply
  • Scalarscience - Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - link

    I agree with others, great machine and then 1080p? 17" 1080p at that?

    All of my home workstations (3D Animation, Compositing etc) are at *minimum* 4K now, and one is a 5K for editing/compositing with 4k/8k. I do have an older 1440p in the corner, but I literally use 1080p for my raspberry pi's and watching youtube at this point.
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