IFA is the world’s largest trade show, where top brands go to announce their latest consumer gadgets. This week, Asus revealed its ProArt StudioBook laptops at the tech show in Berlin, Germany. Interestingly, the company claims these are the most graphically powerful laptops currently available. A bold statement, yeah?
But it looks to be true (at the moment). The ProArt StudioBook One features a brand new Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card. So new, in fact, that the StudioBook One by Asus will be the first consumer laptop to run this card. And it’s arguably the most powerful graphics card the world has ever seen. Obvs, being Stuff, we would like to see that for ourselves before we make any statements. But colour us impressed.
Aimed at creators, or Nasa personnel
Above and beyond the monster graphics card, the StudioBook One is fitted with an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, as well as a 15.6in 4K Pantone validated display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s also got a 1TB NVMe SSD and 32GB of RAM. It’s clear Asus is aiming this machine directly at creators and designers — people who need massive processing flex to edit, render and compile files. It’s not for anyone, and probs won’t be priced for just anyone…
It also announced another overkill notebook: the StudioBook X, which features a 17in display, an Intel Xeon or Core i7 processor and up to a Quadro RTX 5000 with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM and a second screen. The insane part? You can spec this dude up to 6TB of storage and up to 128GB of RAM. We bet you’d be able to send a Tesla to space using just this machine. But this notebook will also turn out to cost a small fortune, we’re certain.
It’s not all over-specced
Which leads us to the rest of the announcements Asus made. They include a range of ProArt StudioBook professional laptops for a variety of budgets. The standard StudioBook 17 and 15 both feature GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards — which aren’t the lowest-specced ones available right now.
We’ll have to see what Asus decides to bring to the local market. We’re betting one of the higher-specced (StudioBook One or X) machines won’t come to SA. Especially considering Acer decided not to bring the ConceptD 9 creator machine here. You’ll be the first to know once we get info and pricing, like always.
Source: The Verge