Asus just made an announcement of its two new releases: The ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED and the ProArt StudioBook Pro OLED. These are two of the initial 16″ laptops from Asus that will have the 4K OLED HDR displays.
The 4K displays, according to Asus, will have a 100% cover of the DCI-P3 color gamut. They will also deliver a 1,000,000: 1contrast ratio. These OLED laptops are targeted at creative professionals who work in color-critical apps.
On these laptops is an interesting new feature named Asus Dial. This is a physical wheel that is wedged in on the left side of the keyboard deck. A user can map on this wheel controller to adjust various Adobe apps parameters including Photoshop After Effects, Photoshop Premiere Pro, and Photoshop Lightroom Classic.
The difference between the StudioBook 16 and The StudioBook 16 Pro is in the chips. Pro comes with an Intel Xeon Processor or an AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series mobile processor, whereas the regular StudioBook has Ryzen 5000 H-series or Intel Core i7 processor.
The Pro also has Nvidia RTX A2000 or A5000 GPU whereas the regular one has Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 or RTX 3060 GPU.
Both laptops are expected in the North American market in Q4 with StudioBook 16 starting at $1,999.99, while the Pro will start at $2,499.99.
Further, The budget-oriented Asus VivoBook line is also getting some upgrades (see how Zenbooks compare to VivoBooks here). They have been outfitted with OLED screens with some getting a digital version of the Asus Dial built into the touchpad. The 14″, 15″, and 16″ models will get into the market starting at $749.99.
There will also be a new entrant ZenBook for creators coming into the market this Q4. The ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED will start at $2,799.99 featuring Asus’ signature secondary touchscreen on its keyboard deck.
Its matching single-screen Duo version that has only one screen will also be available starting at $1,469.99.
The Duo will have up to a Core i9 Intel processor and an RTX 3070 GPU with the standard model having Ryzen 5000 chips and Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU.
Even better, the Asus ExpertBook business laptops that are hailed for their weightlessness are getting OLED panels. We will get a new ExpertBook B5 OLED and a convertible B5 Flip OLED, both powered by 11th Generation processors. These will hit the market starting at $1,299.99.
Asus took a dip in the ultraportable market last year with its ZenBook 13 OLED, offering display technology that was once a luxury deal for just $ 800.