With the ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730) ASUS introduces a Quadro workstation notebook with a four-sided NanoEdge display. Due to its narrow display edges, this enables the installation of a 17-inch panel in a case that is much more similar in dimensions to a typical 15-inch notebook. A 180° lay-flat hinge also allows the device to be opened completely, e.g. to lay it flat on a table for presentation purposes.
The user has the choice between two Hexa-Core processors with 12 MB cache (Xeon E-2276M with 2,8/4,7GHz or Core i7-9750H with 2,6/4,5GHz) which together with a Quadro RTX 5000 should provide solid mobile workstation performance. The matt, glare-free display is supposed to cover 97 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and resolves quite pragmatically with WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels). According to the data sheet, however, only with 8-bit contrast.
Internally up to 128GB DDR4 2666MHz can be equipped via 4 SO-DIMM (incl. ECC option), in addition the device can be configured with up to 6TB-NVMe-SSD memory (also in RAID 0/1).
The mousepad, which is also an interactive second display with touch function, is also unusual. The ProArt StudioBook Pro X also has little to do with connections: There are 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C (display port 1.4 (up to 40Gbps)), 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 type A (up to 10Gbps), 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x SD 4.0 / UHS-II card reader (312MB/s), 1 x audio combo jack and a RJ45 LAN jack. The weight is approx. 2.5 kg - not counting the 280W power supply.
Such compact fun is of course not cheap: The ProArt StudioBook Pro X (W730) is now available in Germany from 4,999 Euro. Individual configurations are available from specialist dealers.