ASUS’s new ProArt Studiobook and Expertbook B5 available now

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ASUS launched several powerful laptops and some ultralight options for creators and business people. Creators can buy the following machines today:

  • ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H7600) ($2,000)
  • ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED (H5600) ($1,600)
  • ASUS ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W7600) ($5,000)

The other creator machine, an ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 16 OLED (W5600) will be available in the first quarter of 2021. Its price hasn’t been revealed yet.

For business users, ASUS offers ExpertBook B5 laptops that the company claims offer up to 14 hours of battery life. A traditional model (clamshell-type) is available for $1,300 while the ExpertBook B5 Flip is priced starting at $1,700.

Specs

The StudioBook Pro 16 OLED and StudioBook 16 OLED run on up to Intel Xeon processors (W7600) with up to Intel Core i7 H7600 CPUs. Inside the Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W5600) and Studiobook 16 OLED (H600) you’ll find AMD Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors.

Both models have up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, connections through USB 3.2 Type-C, PCIe SSDs, HDMI 2.1, and SD Express 7.0 card readers.

The new creator laptops are fitted with 16-inch 4K OLED displays with HDR support. They have 16:10 aspect ratios and can deliver 550 nits of brightness, covering 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, with PANTONE Validates and Calman Verified certifications.

Aiming straight at creators

The creator models also have Delta-E < 2 color accuracy and VESA DisplayHDR 500 True Black accreditation for a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, straight out of the factory.

The devices also feature what ASUS calls the world’s first “physical rotary controller integrated into a laptop.” It can be used to customize control in apps like Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and more. The Surface Dial is a similar thing that is supported by Surface Devices but it’s separate, unlike ASUS’s which is built right in.