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[Computex 2024] Meet The New Lineup of ASUS ProArt Laptops
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[Computex 2024] Meet The New Lineup of ASUS ProArt Laptops

by Low Boon ShenJune 6, 2024
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ASUS is one of the biggest exhibitors in Computex this year – it currently operates two of the largest booths in the middle of 4th floor at Nangang Exhibition Hall (TaiNEX 1), one focusing on general products while the other is dedicated for its ROG division. Here in the regular ASUS booth, we take a look up close at its new ProArt laptops.

For those unaware, ASUS’s ProArt brand is dedicated for creators, and its product encompasses creator laptops, workstations, studio monitors, and various desktop components – including GPUs. This year, the ProArt lineup is showcasing three new laptops, namely ProArt P16, PX13, and PZ13, each in different form factors.

AI Included, Obviously

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All three laptops do share several common features across the board, including having sufficient NPU performance to classify as Copilot+ PCs, which enables features like Recall, Cocreator, and more. ASUS also created a few AI-based creator apps of its own, including StoryCube and MuseTree: the former is an asset management tool that uses AI to classify videos for easy reference, while the latter delves into the generative AI to create artworks from basic drawing.

This forms a part of the workflow process that can be integrated into editing software such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, or Davinci Resolve (you can read our explainer here) – both StoryCube and MuseTree will be available to all ProArt laptops as listed below, and speaking of which, here’s a quick look of the lineup:

ProArt P16: The Classic

[Computex 2024] Meet The New Lineup of ASUS ProArt Laptops

Starting off with the big brother, the ProArt P16 is less hardcore than say, the Studiobooks with top-end processors and graphics; but this laptop is no slouch when it comes to specs. Packed inside the chassis is the new AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 processor and a 120W NVIDIA RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, and you have options with up to 64GB RAM and 4TB SSD.

Despite all that power, the laptop measures just 14.7mm thin and weighs 1.8kg, which is fairly lightweight for a 16-inch laptop. The cooling features a triple-fan system which helps in keeping the temperatures in check; the display is a 4K 16:10 OLED touch panel with the accuracy and the gamut you’d expect, though it’s only 60Hz. One of the unique features of ProArt laptops is the integrated dial, though ASUS has opted to implement a virtual dial in the form of DialPad, located at the top-left of the touchpad.

ProArt PX13: The Versatile

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If you know ROG Flow, you’ll notice that the company has adopted a similar naming here – essentially, the PX13 is the ProArt laptop in 2-in-1 form factor, just like the ROG Flow X13. It’s powered by the same Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 and the RTX 4070 as the P16, and it also get the same DialPad found on the larger laptop.

Display wise, you’ll find a 13.3-inch 3K (2880 x 1800) touchscreen OLED panel, and storage can be optioned with 2TB onboard (all will use the smaller M.2 2230 form factor). ASUS has managed to pack a big battery inside, rated at 73Wh. If Zen 5 is as efficient as we’d imagine, the battery life of this laptop should be pretty promising – but we’ll have to try the real thing to know. At 1.38kg, it’s not the lightest 13-inch laptops out there, but I say it’s a worthy tradeoff for a bigger battery onboard.

ProArt PZ13: The Lightweight

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For the PZ13, this is the one featuring the tablet form factor (like the ROG Flow Z13), and it’s got a different chip powering it. This laptop is among the first from the Taiwanese laptop maker to feature the new Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite SoCs with 16GB LPDDR5-8448 RAM and 1TB SSD, and it shares the same 13.3-inch 3K OLED touch panel as the PX13.

Interestingly, this laptop also received an official ingress protection rating, which is IP52. That translates to protection against dust with limited ingress, and direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vertical – it’s not much in terms of liquid resistance, but it’s better than nothing at least. A 70Wh battery onboard paired with a highly-efficient Snapdragon chip should translate to excellent battery life, and this is something we’re keen to verify ourselves.

Pokdepinion: Seems like there were lessons learned from the ROG Flow lineup which is then applied to the new ProArt laptops. 

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