Asus ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED Review – The Laptop For Content Creation
I did not expect this. This surprised me, this laptop has a dial, a physical dial and its pretty awesome. Music Applause Music, so lets just get right into it. This is the asus pro art studio, book 16 oled and, as you can tell from the name, asus is pretty much setting this laptop up to be the go to laptop for content creators. We are talking ryzen, 9, 5900 hitchhikes, geforce, rtx, 3070, 32 gigabytes of ram and even dual 1 terabyte nvme pcie 3.0 ssds in raid 0.. But of course you have the option of choice to go with a different configuration. But if you want the best of the best, with this particular model, thats what you can get so we now know that the hardware is pretty powerful. But what ties that all together is the display and, as you can already tell from the name, this is an oled panel and its downright gorgeous. This is a 16 inch panel with a 16×10 aspect ratio and a resolution of 3840×2400 at 60hz and because its oled, you get a 100 dcip3 with a delta e of less than 2 common verified and pantone validated along with hdr 500. True black. The display is really amazing, especially if youre someone in a creative media photos, videos, graphics, print, you name it anything. You would do. That would require that amount of color coverage and accuracy. This display will deliver, and even if not this display is plenty great for casual.
Using or just consuming content personally i very much enjoyed watching my anime on this display. Everything just looks so much better. Oled really brings it to the next level. The same can also be said for games. Ganshin impact looks amazing and resident. Evil 3 is so much more immersive now well dive more into the performance and temperatures in a bit later, but for now lets talk about what makes this laptop so unique that dial and its something that i never knew i needed at first, you might be concerned With the position of the dial, because it is located right, where your hand would usually rest, especially if youre gaming, but thankfully i can say that its not an issue, because the dial is recessed into the keyboard deck and just between the two half of the chassis, Its well of the way, but yet its close enough that you can comfortably use it with your thumb. While your fingers are still resting on the keys, it has actually been a lot more intuitive than i thought. And yes, while i did need some time to get used to it within a week or two, it pretty much became second nature. The default function of the dial is volume and brightness, which is nice, but it can do so much more than that, and the main reason for that is that asus has actually built this to work nicely with microsoft. So this dial works on the same parameters as the microsoft surface, dial, which pretty much means that you can be rest assured on full windows, support and functionality.
Asus has also already taken a step further by including customizable functionality through their pro art creator hub software. So if you use a creative suite like adobe and say photoshop, you can assign various functions or tools thats unique to photoshop onto that dial. So you can do things like changing the brush size, changing opacity so on and so forth. It is essentially an extra two that you can have in your creative arsenal and its really nice. Now, support for more software will come in the future, and asus is fully on board to fully support it in the long run. But for now it is already pretty sweet, but apart from the dial, asus has also implemented one more thing with the trackpad instead of just two buttons. You now get three for most of us, this probably isnt important, but for those of you who use a laptop for stuff like cat, this might be a game changer for you. In a pinch in those software, you usually use the middle balls button to orbit around the 3d space. And yes, if you have a mouse, thats, easily, doable and very frequently used. But if lets say for whatever reason that you dont have your mouse with you. Well, you can be glad to know that you can do that exact same function on this laptop, as for the rest of the laptop design, wise, its really minimalistic and simple professional looking – and i like it only thing to note – is that it isnt that light at About 2.
4 kilograms, roughly 5.3 pounds, but it is military standard 810h certified. As for the keyboard and trackpad itself, they feel great to use no complaints here. Ports wise you do get quite the decent amount split between both sides of the laptop. The important thing to note here is that you do actually get rj45 and a crazy, fast sd express 7.0 card reader that can achieve almost one gigabyte per second, but now lets jump back to performance through the pro art creator hub you get access to three main Performance profiles, normal rendering and rendering with full fan speed in cinebench r23, the ryzen 95900 hitchhikes performed admirably, although it is actually a little shy of the average across the competition with the same cpu. Rendering, with full fan speed, surely gave the best performance, but we would say that the trade off in noise is not worth it at all. Just the standard rendering profile is ideal. The same can also be said for wg resolve the ryzen 9 5900 hx easily renders the 1080p and 4k projects without a sweat for gaming. Its pretty fantastic performance and well expected, given the use of an rtx 3070 capable of up to 110 watts 1080p, is of no issue and you will achieve really high frame rates. But if you want to really enjoy that 4k thats actually doable as well resident. Evil. 3, for instance, can still achieve 60 frames per second at 4k on ultra settings, no less, all in all solid performance, ray tracing performance is great as well, especially for 1080p.
This is also another way to enjoy the latest games where it starts. The fall shot is ray tracing at 4k, even with dlss performance isnt up to par, though i guess its to be expected. Talking about temperatures in both creative and gaming applications, youll see that ryzen 9 top up around 95 degrees celsius and that rtx 3070 staying much cooler well below 80.. As for battery life, the laptop comes with a 90 watt hour battery and it gets by decently. Given the amount of power it has, you can expect roughly 5 hours or so of casual use. Overall, its a solid, laptop thats really catered towards content creators. You have the performance, you have the visuals, you have the unique dell, the extra button for the trackpad and a versatile set of ports. It is just one solid package and it performs really admirably granted. It might burn a hole in your wallet, but, with that said, im really liking this laptop, and i do think that this is a laptop that you should look at if youre into content creation. It really is that good and it does bring a new trick to the table. The doll is pretty awesome. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section down below if youd like to do check out the links in the description as well.