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However, a full-fledged “business laptop” is different. They are “mobile workstations” that use processors or graphics processors to speed up complex and specialized tasks such as content creation and editing, conception and design, research and simulation early on instead. as general products.
Workstation products, which are PCs for professionals, often adopt a simple and functional design so that users can concentrate on their work. The Asus Studio Book Pro 16 also adopted a minimalist design with minimal decorative elements. The body and exterior of the display cover are made of strong aluminum alloy to provide enough durability to pass military grade testing.
The display specifications are also exceptional. With a contrast ratio of 1 million to 1, which cannot be matched by ordinary LCD screens, and a fast response time of 0.2 ms (milliseconds), various contents are reproduced clearly without afterimage. It meets 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, the standard color gamut of the imaging industry. The delta E value, which means the difference between reality and the color expressed on the screen, is also less than 2 (
Opening the cover reveals a full-size keyboard with a numeric keypad as well. At the bottom left of the keyboard, one of the peculiarities of this product, the ‘Asus Dial’, attracts attention. Just looking at the three touchpad buttons, one more than a normal laptop, and the large, full-size arrow keys that are handy for moving cursors and items, you can see that this is a produced with a slightly different concept than a normal laptop.
The GPU is also equipped with the specialized Nvidia RTX A5000 GPU to speed up professional work, not the general gaming GPU. Unlike general gaming GPUs, which have certain limitations on large-scale video work, CAD and 3D modeling, etc., RTX A-series GPUs support required hardware GPU acceleration and compute acceleration. for such professional tasks without limitations, resulting in much higher working performance and efficiency. provides
True to the name “mobile workstation”, the memory also supports up to 64 GB (32 GB x2) of DDR4 memory. Two NVMe M.2 slots supporting PCIe 4.0 and 3.0, respectively, are also installed, allowing up to two high-performance SSDs that are 5-10 times faster than general SATA SSDs to be installed simultaneously. The additional storage space can be generously expanded by connecting high performance external storage of the Thunderbolt 4 method.
External expansion ports are also important. In addition to the Thunderbolt 4 port mentioned above, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port that supports 100W PD charging and high-resolution DP video output, a full-size HDMI 2.1 port, a gigabit wired LAN port for stable network connection, high performance camera, etc. It is equipped with all the expansion ports needed as a ‘workstation’, such as the SD Express 7.0 card reader which allows fast loading of original high definition videos.
“Asus Dial”, a feature of this product, helps further improve the working efficiency of Studio Book Pro 16 in various content production environments. For example, in famous business apps like Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, and Adobe’s Lightroom, pressing the Asus jog wheel lets you quickly call up and select a preset function. In addition, by rotating the dial to the left and right, you can intuitively and precisely adjust the zoom, brightness, contrast, rotation and tilt, as well as the level of application of various effects.
The large touchpad itself also has a pen tablet (digitizer) function. Even with the dedicated stylus that supports 1024 pressure levels and the Asus Jog Dial, you can quickly and easily perform various video and photo editing and 3D graphics tasks while reducing keyboard and mouse operations.
Built-in camera with Windows Hello specification that recognizes user’s face and 4 omni-directional microphones that support AI-based noise cancellation function clearly transmit user’s voice to other party in meetings online and video conferencing. A physical shutter attached to the camera prevents unnecessary privacy and leakage of personal information. A fingerprint sensor is also integrated into the power button, so that security can be maintained through fingerprint and face recognition.
As with the fancy specs, the price is quite expensive, starting at around 500,000 won. However, it is a product that offers as much value, functionality and performance as the investment for R&D developers and content experts who wish to maximize labor efficiency and productivity even by investing so much money. and maintaining a comfortable and convenient content work environment anytime, anywhere. That’s it.
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