ASUS presented at IFA 2019 an impressive number of new products, including the updated gaming laptops, already presented earlier ASUS ROG II Phone, which has now reached Europe and got the official prices.
But the main focus was on a series of devices under the General title of ProArt. It includes computers, laptops and monitors that focus on the creators of various content: pictures, videos, 3D graphics, effects and so on. Line exists not the first year, but now the company has decided to thoroughly Review and “rolled” from a very large number of new products. In particular a variety of laptops, which are characteristics not inferior, and sometimes superior game models: a top-end processors up to Xeon server and graphics solutions Nvidia Quadro RTX, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to gagadget.com.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook One
The most unusual of the new laptops has become the flagship ASUS ProArt StudioBook One (W590). And it is interesting not only powerful filling, but also unusual design. All the power of the laptop is located in a display unit, a keyboard unit is made thin. When you open the laptop lid the display unit is opened (like a series Zephyrus) for good cooling of the internals. The design is unusual and the display unit is thicker and heavier than the keyboard, but (in theory) so the laptop can be kept on the knees even at maximum load.
Keyboard unit and the keyboard itself is not quite standard: the key travel is slightly reduced. Hard to tell how it will be convenient in practice. First personal impressions, no special difficulties will not be. The touchpad is very impressive on a diagonal and made it great: glass with nice coverage and very high sensitivity make it extremely comfortable. Again, subjectively, it is one of the best (if not the best) touchpad that I have used.
Now about the internals. The laptop is equipped with graphics NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 with 24 GB of memory. Processor — Intel Core i9-9980HK with a clock frequency of 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost technology up to 5 GHz. RAM, 32 GB DDR4, and to store the data set PCIe NVMe SSD to 1 TB. The laptop features a 15.6-inch 4K 120Hz display with Gorilla Glass 5. The screen is certified and has a Pantone color coverage 100% color space RGB. From connectors there is only 3хТуре-C with support 3 and Thunderolt DisplayPort 1.4. The laptop weighs 2.9 kg.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X
The next novelty — ProArt StudioBook Pro X W730. He already has a more familiar form factor, is equipped with a main display with a diagonal of 17.3 inches and a resolution of 1920×1200 (aspect ratio 19:10) he also is certified by Pantone. Additional display ScreenPad 2.0 combined with the touchpad. Inside can be 6-core Intel Xeon E-2276M with a clock frequency of 2.8 GHz, Turbo Boost to 4.7 GHz or 6-yadernoy Intel Core i7-9750H with 2.6 GHz Turbo Boost to 4.5 GHz. Graphics card — NVIDIA Quadro 5000 RTX with 16 GB of memory. The laptop may have impressive 128GB of RAM and up to 6TB storage (2 x SSD, NVMe, PCIe Gen3 x4, 1 x HDD), RAID 0/1 supported on the basis of solid-state drives direct attached to the CPU (up to 48 GB/s).
There are 2xThunderbolt of the ports 3 (USB-C) support DisplayPort 1.4 (40 Gbps), 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (10 Gbps), HDMI 2.0, card reader SD 4.0 / UHS-II (312 MB/s) and Ethernet. The laptop looks quite strictly. And thanks to 17-inch form-factor managed to install a full-size keyboard with separate NumPad.
ASUS ProArt Pro StudioBook
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro is available in 15-inch and 17-inch versions (W700 and W500). The senior Review StudioBook Pro 17 installed inside the 6-core Intel Xeon E-2276M or Intel Core i7-9750H, up to 64 GB of RAM and up to 4TB of internal storage. The 15-inch variant is only 6-core chip Intel Core i7-9750H without Xeon configuration. Inside can be up to 48 GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage. Pro 17 responsible for the graphics video card RTX 3000 to design Max-Q, and in Pro 15 — RTX 5000 Max-Q.
Screen 17.7-inch model occupies 84% of the area of the panel has a resolution of 1920×1200 (16:10) and displays 97% of the color gamut of DCI-P3. The 15.6-inch has a resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160) and occupies 82% of the area color coverage 100% color space AdobeRGB. Laptops got a full-sized keyboard with backlighting. The 17-inch model, the key travel is 1.4 mm, the 15-inch — 1.2 mm. the more Option will receive optional NumberPad (touchpad, which is combined with touch digital panel).
ASUS ProArt StudioBook
Two models — ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 (H700) and ProArt StudioBook 15 (H500), in General, they repeat the characteristics StudioBook Pro, including analogichnye screens, processors up to Xeon processors, amounts of RAM and storage. The main difference is the graphics component. Instead of the line GeForce used NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of memory. Below is the slide with the entire new line. In Ukraine, they are also expected, but while information on prices and terms not.
ASUSPRO B9 (B9450)
Continuing the theme of the laptops that are primarily designed for work, another novelty with the IFA 2019 — ASUSPRO B9 (B9450). The line is also not new and we used to have was presented. The main feature of the laptop AsusPro B9 — it is very light weight: only 880 g when the display is 14 inches. This applies to models with a battery of 33 WH. Will also be available model with more battery, 66 WH, it weighs 990 grams, which is very little. Feel, the laptop is really incredibly lightweight, thus, it does not seem flimsy or unreliable. Apparently, the case is made from a magnesium alloy. The design uses already familiar to us the mechanism of the ErgoLift, which raises the back part of the lower cover in an open state.
The frame around the screen is very thin, and the 14-inch FullHD display occupies 94% of the front panel. Inside installed Intel Core 10th generation mobile series U. the laptop can be set to two PCIe SSD with a capacity of 1 TB, which can be combined into arrays RAID0/1. Networking opportunities presented by module Wi-Fi 6 and Mini Ethernet port. I suspect that the set will be an adapter for full-size. Of the ports is 2хUSB-C Thunderbolt 3, one full-size USB, HDMI and a combo audioport. Bonus — infrared camera for Windows Hello function and NumberPad. The laptop will be released in the global market in the first quarter of 2020, more detailed information is promised later.
ASUS ROG Phone II
Now move on with the business segment in the game. Gaming smartphone ASUS ROG Phone II was introduced earlier, but now he got to Europe, got the price and timing of the sales and Ultimate version. We will remind, the smartphone is equipped with a new Snapdragon 855 Plus enhanced-performance graphics core compared to the “regular” Snapdragon 855. These insides are cooled with evaporative camera, plus an external cooler as in the predecessor. The design of the smartphone recognized the familiar first model of aggressive traits and an illuminated logo. But ROG Phone II was less easily soiled back: the back cover has an unusual coating that is not particularly fingerprints.
Smartphone features of 6.59-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2340х1080 pixels (Full HD+). The refresh rate is 120 Hz using a touch panel with a frequency of 240 Hz for fastest response. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. On personal impressions, the screen excellent and high update frequency has a very positive impact on the perception. But not all games and apps will support more than 60 fps.
Inside the ROG II Phone has 12 GB of RAM and the 512 GB drive is standard UFS 3.0. Camera double: 48 MP plus 13 Megapixel frontalka 24 MP. Powered smartphone battery 6,000 mAh, promising up to 7 hours of play in PUBG. Supported fast charging. Will be available a lot of accessories, including controller ROG Kunai with two separate controllers, a docking station Dock II TwinView, fan AeroActive Cooler and so on.
In Europe, the smartphone will go on sale this month for 900 euros. The Ultimate edition will come with drive on 1 TB and the new black color version. This version will cost 1200 euros. Sales in Ukraine information yet, but last ROG Phone came to us, so the likelihood of sales of second big.
Updated laptops ROG
Gaming laptops ASUS ROG will soon receive an upgrade in the form of a brand new top-end displays with a maximum refresh rate of 300 Hz and a pixel response time of 3.3 MS. The first such a matrix will receive the updated version of the 17-inch ROG laptop Zephyrus’S GX701. It will be available in October. Later will be updated and a few other models. In particular, 15-inch GX502 and 15 – and 17-inch versions Strix SCAR III. They will be on sale early next year. Prices not yet named.