What you need to know
- ASUS launched several versions of the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED laptop today.
- All of the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED models feature powerful CPUs, graphics, and color accurate displays.
- ASUS also launched the ExpertBook B5 ultralight business laptop today.
Today, ASUS launched several powerful creator laptops and an ultralight laptop built for business. Creators can purchase the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H7600) ($2,000), ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H5600) ($1,600), and ASUS ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W7600) ($5,000) starting today. The ASUS ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W5600) will be available in Q1 2022, but pricing details have not been shared.
On the business side, ExpertBook B5 laptops are now available. ASUS claims that the ultralight laptops get 14 hours of battery life. A traditional clamshell model is available for $1,300, while the Expertbook B5 Flip starts at $1,700.
The Studiobook Pro 16 OLED and Studiobook 16 OLED run on up to Intel Xeon processors (W7600). They're also available with up to Intel Core i7 H7600 CPUs. The Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W5600) and Studiobook 16 OLED (H600) are powered by up to AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile processors. Both laptops have PCIe SSDs, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and can connect through USB 3.2 Type-C, HDMI 2.1. The laptops also feature SD Express 7.0 card readers.
Both of the new creator laptops from ASUS have 16-inch 4K OLED displays that support HDR. They feature 16:10 aspect ratios and can reach up to 550 nits of brightness. The displays cover 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and feature PANTONE Validated and Calman Verified certifications. They also have factory-calibrated Delta-E < 2 color accuracy and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black accreditation for a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
ASUS calls the ASUS dial the "world's first physical rotary controller integrated into a laptop." It allows creators to customize control within creative apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, and After Effects. Similar functionality is available through the Surface Dial with supported Surface devices, but the Surface Dial is a separate accessory. The ASUS Dial is built directly into the body of the new Studiobook laptops.
The ASUS ExpertBook B5 laptops are aimed at business customers, so their specs are a bit more modest. The new laptops run on up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with Iris Xe graphics. They feature up to 32GB of RAM and support Intel Wi-Fi 6. Both laptop models have two SSDs to provide up to 1TB capacity. These drives support RAID technology, which focuses on reliability and speed.
The displays of the new Expertbook laptops are only FHD, but they're OLED and have 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy.
Both versions of the Expertbook B5 support Thunderbolt 4 and have additional USB-A and HDMI ports.
These powerful creator laptops run on up to Intel Xeon processors or high-end AMD chips. They feature color accurate displays that cover 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and feature PANTONE Validated and Calman Verified certifications.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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