Asus has announced a host of new laptops designed and targeted at creators, updating their already impressive line-up. The new line-up includes two new top of the line ProArt Studiobooks, two mid-level Zenbook Duos with their innovative duals screen and three new Vivobooks for the creators looking for a more affordable laptop.
The two new ProArt Studiobooks include a pro version (W7600) and a standard version (H5600), both with 16-inch OLED displays. These two laptops offer extreme performance for professional creators and considering their price are for those who are “leaders and innovators in their respective creative industries”.
The processing power of the ProArt Studiobooks offers the ability to run multiple intensive programs simultaneously with the ability to switch between apps and tools seamlessly using the Asus Dial.
As you would expect for a high-end creator’s laptop, the display is top of the line with a “certified colour-accurate 16-inch 4K OLED HDR display.” The display has amazing 0.2 second response time and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut. Such a display requires a powerful processor with the laptop powered by an Intel Xeon processor, and NVIDIA RTX A5000 GPU, oodles of memory (up to 64GB) along with their own 135W thermal solution to keep the laptop cool.
As said above, the ProArt Studiobooks are a professional creator’s laptop and are priced as such. The ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W7600) is available from AU$9,999 and the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H5600) from AU$4,399, both in 2022.
The Zenbook Duo laptops are dual-screen display laptops allowing you to multitask to improve your productivity and creativity without delay. They are aimed at the mobile creators who do their creating on the go, in various locations and at a higher quality.
The new design of the Zenbook Duo where the secondary screen tilts up to allow a more seamless experience also allows for improved air flow through the laptop thus enhancing its cooling. The cooling is important with the new model due to the improved Intel chipset and the big bump in graphics card to a GeForce RTX 3070.
As you would expect with a creator’s laptop, even a mobile one, the display is once again top notch on the 15-inch OLED model with the OLED HDR display once again 4K with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and Delta-E < 2 colour accuracy. The secondary display, termed the ScreenPad Plus allows for seamless visuals across both displays and for multitasking with the ability to snap apps to sections of it. These settings for the ScreenPad Plus can be customised to how you work to give a more personalised experience.
The non-OLED 14-inch model arrives with a FHD display but has the same quality ScreenPad Plus with support for all the same customisations.
There is pen support for both displays and flagship performance in the 15-inch model with a Core i9 chipset to go with that GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card and the 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. The 14-inch model houses a Corei& chipset, integrated Iris Xe graphics and GeForce MX450 GPU alongside 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
Asus also announced three new Vivobooks including two Vivobook Pro 15 OLED laptops (K3500 and M3500) and the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (M7600).
The Vivobooks are much more affordable than the other creator laptops but are still designed with the creator ion mind — this time for aspiring creators, budding artists and more. They all feature OLED displays with the 15-inch versions FHD while the 16-inch version 4K with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
With the 16X being the more expensive version you would expect the specs to be bumped up and you’d be right with it featuring a more powerful chipset, twice the RAM (32GB versus 16GB) and a new Asus DialPad — the world’s first on a laptop. The new DialPad is a virtual dial allowing for full control of adjustments in software such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro.