Studiobook and Vivobook: Asus relies on OLED, always AMD or Intel and the “Dial”

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Asus is following it up with the new Creator notebooks of the ProArt Studiobook and Vivobook Pro series and is primarily addressing them with two points: OLED and the free choice between AMD and Intel processors for all new ideas. A total of twelve new Creator notebooks are to start in the fourth quarter at prices from 799 euros.

According to Asus, the switch to OLED for Creator notebooks has five advantages: better colors, less blue light, better display at low brightness, deep black and lower latencies. In the new Creator notebooks, Asus relies on OLED displays that cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 and 133 percent of the sRGB color space and that offer factory calibration including Pantone validation. The new panels should achieve a peak brightness of 600 cd / m², but also offer good color rendering at low brightness, which LCD can only achieve at high brightness. Asus states that the response times are just 0.2 ms.

Software should solve OLED disadvantages

Asus wants to tackle the disadvantages of OLED with clever software. The new notebooks will be delivered in the fourth quarter with Windows 10, which is operated in dark mode by default. To counteract the potential burn-in effect, the panel is dimmed after five minutes at the latest when it is not used. Because many static elements such as the taskbar or window frame are displayed when using the PC, Asus also uses an automatic pixel refresh and pixel shift to prevent the same content from being displayed in the same place on the panel for a long time without being updated will.

Free choice between AMD and Intel

New for the Creator notebooks in terms of hardware is the free choice between AMD and Intel. Basically, each of the new releases can be ordered with a Core i5, i7, i9 or Xeon as well as Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 of the 5000 generation.

New input device Asus Dial

The “Asus Dial” is also used across the board as a new input device for Creator, which is somewhat reminiscent of the Surface Dial of the Surface Studio, but in a much smaller format and integrated into the palm rest of the notebook. Asus has positioned the dial in such a way that it lies exactly in the hollow of the palm of the hand when writing and cannot be accidentally touched. From now on, the Asus Dial will be used across the board in the company’s Creator products, including external displays, notebooks and input devices such as mice.

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    Asus Dial (Image: Asus)

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    Adobe is on board with four apps

    The Asus Dial is used in apps from Adobe. In After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Photoshop Lightroom Classic, various tools can be stored on the dial, so that they can be accessed more quickly and controlled more precisely than if this were done using the mouse and keyboard. A total of over 70 functions can be controlled, including things like the volume under Windows.

    ProArt Studiobook (Pro) 16 OLED

    But now to the notebooks: The spearheads in the new portfolio are the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED and the ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED. The ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED comes as “H5600” with up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, while the “H7600” variant comes with up to Intel Core i9-11900H and up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. The ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED is the “W5600” with up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and up to Nvidia RTX A2000 and as “W7600” with up to Intel Xeon W-1955M and up to Nvidia RTX A5000. The ProArt Studiobook (Pro) 16 OLED can be equipped with up to 2 × 2 TB SSD storage and up to 2 × 32 GB RAM ex works. Both components can be changed by the user himself.

  • Asus ProArt Studio Book (Pro) 16 OLED

    Asus ProArt Studiobook (Pro) 16 OLED (Image: Asus)

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    Asus cools the hardware via a generously dimensioned cooling system with two fans, which in standard mode can dissipate up to 110 watts distributed over 30 watts CPU and 80 watts GPU at less than 40 dBA. In performance mode with 50 watts for the CPU and 90 watts for the GPU, the volume should be below 50 dBA.

    OLED with DisplayHDR True Black 500

    The image output is always on 16 inches with the OLED panel mentioned at the beginning. Specifically, the panel offers 3,840 × 2,400 pixels in 16:10 format and a color accuracy of Delta E <2 as well as a brightness of up to 550 cd / m² at the top and 400 cd / m² across the board. It also has VESA certification for DisplayHDR True Black 500.

    The notebook has connections for USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.1 and two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports on the left (one of which is Thunderbolt 4 from Intel). On the right there is an SD Express 7.0 card reader, which should achieve up to 985 MB / s with the appropriate memory cards. There is also a 3.5 mm jack, USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 and Ethernet on the right.

    Market launch in the fourth quarter

    Asus plans to launch the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED in the course of the fourth quarter at prices from 1,999 euros and the ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED at the same time at prices from 2,499 euros in Germany. Details on the surcharges for RAM, SSD and operating systems are not yet available. Not unlikely to come right out with Windows 11, which will be released on October 5th.

    Vivobook Pro with OLED only optional

    The new Vivobook Pro, on the other hand, will be available in four versions, eight configurations and three sizes: Vivobook Pro 14 OLED and Vivobook Pro 15 OLED as well as Vivobook Pro 14X OLED and Vivobook Pro 16X OLED. Although “OLED” is also used in the name of the smaller models, this panel is only available there as an option; IPS is used as standard. The market launch of these notebooks is also planned for the fourth quarter at prices starting at 799 euros for the Vivobook Pro 14 OLED and 949 euros for the Vivobook Pro 15 OLED, while the better Vivobook Pro 14X OLED and Vivobook Pro 16X OLED will cost at least 1,299 euros.

    AMD or Intel and up to GeForce RTX 3050 Ti

    The new Vivobooks also offer a free choice between Intel processors of the 11th core generation and AMD Ryzen 5000H, which can be combined with up to 32 GB RAM and 1 TB SSDs. In the graphics area, a maximum of one GeForce RTX 3050 Ti can be ordered, which makes it clear that the new Vivobooks are at least one class below the ProArt studio books, but also cost significantly less. The cooling system is designed for a total TDP of 60 watts at 35 dBA and can dissipate up to 80 watts at 48 dBA in the faster performance mode.

  • Asus Vivobook Pro 14/15 OLED

    Asus Vivobook Pro 14/15 OLED (Image: Asus)

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    600 cd / m² Vivobook Pro 14X OLED

    In the Vivobook Pro 14X OLED, the above-mentioned OLED display with a brightness of up to 600 cd / m² is used, but here with 2.8K instead of 4K resolution, but again in 16:10 and with Delta E <2 and 100 percent DCI-P3. In 16 inches there is again 4K with 550 cd / m² in order to receive the certification for DisplayHDR True Black 500 again.

  • Asus Vivobook Pro 14X / 16X OLED

    Asus Vivobook Pro 14X / 16X OLED (Image: Asus)

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    ComputerBase received information about this article from Asus under NDA. The only requirement was the earliest possible publication time.

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