One notable laptop that ASUS announced during CES 2020 was the ProArt StudioBook One. It’s kind of like the ROG Mothership that was announced in last year’s CES, but with a focus on creators rather than gamers.
So, why the comparison to the Mothership? Because its internal components sit in the half of the laptop that also holds the screen. Unlike the Mothership though, the keyboard isn’t detachable. It also has a segment at the back of the display that detaches itself, but this doesn’t serve as a stand. This also means that it takes air for cooling from the bottom. This air is then funneled out via a gap that sits between the shell and the screen’s top bezel.
Despite all this, it still needs to sit with the keyboard half of the laptop firmly on the table. To make it happen, it has to be as heavy as the screen half, if not more. As a a result, the entire ASUS ProArt StudioBook One weighs 2.9kg.
And what’s inside it that makes it so heavy? Topping the list is a 15.6-inch 4K Pantone-validated display. This is then followed by an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, an Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and 1TB ofM.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage.
But what of its pricing and availability? Sadly, the company has not shared any details on these. We’ll let you know once we know more, especially if ASUS Malaysia tells us it’s coming to our shores. But considering the hardware that the Studio One packs, affordable is definitely not the word to describe its price.