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- Asus launched a host of ProArt series products
- It also announced the “world’s lightest” business laptop
- It teased a 300Hz gaming laptop, coming in October
- Asus ProArt StudioBook One
- Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro X
- Asus ProArt Station D940MX
- Asus ProArt Display PA32UCG
- AsusPro B9 (B9450)
- Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701
Product announcements from IFA 2019 are in full swing and at Asus’s press event, the company announced a slew of new products, many of which were targeted at professional users. Asus expanded its ProArt series of products with brand new laptops, monitors, and a desktop. It also announced the AsusPro B9 business laptop, which it claims is the “world’s lightest” at just 880 grams. It also teased an upcoming gaming laptop called the ROG Zephyrus S GX701, which is touted to be the world’s first gaming laptop with a 300Hz refresh rate display. This will be arriving sometime in October. Asus also introduced the ZenBook Pro Duo and ZenBook Duo for the European market. For now, pricing for all products has not been disclosed, and can be expected closer to their releases.
Asus ProArt StudioBook One
Claimed to be the most powerful StudioBook in the series, Asus says it’s the first laptop to feature an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 professional-grade graphics card. It’s powered by Intel’s 9th generation CPUs and features a 4K Pantone validated display with a 120Hz refresh rate and edge-to-edge glass on the screen. It also has a wide colour gamut, covering 100 percent of the Adobe RGB spectrum and a Delta-E value of less that one, for more accurate colour reproduction. The laptop is also said to have a powerful cooling system, which features a lightweight aerospace grade aluminium alloy thermal module. With the lid open, the chassis is tilted by 4.57 degrees to maximise airflow.
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro X
Asus says this is the first Nvidia Quadro-powered StudioBook to have the company’s ScreenPad 2 (which uses a display for the trackpad) and a four-sided NanoEdge display. Due to the slim bezels, Asus has managed to squeeze in a 17-inch display into a form-factor comparable to most 15-inch laptops. The display also has a wide gamut, covering 97 percent of the DCI-P3 colour space. The laptop is powered by Intel Xeon or 9th Gen Core i7 CPUs, Nvidia’s Quadro 5000 series GPU, and comes with storage drives in a RAID 0 configuration capable of speeds of up to 6GBps.