Titan RTX Power In A Laptop!? ?
Lets check out the StudioBook range from ASUS at CES 2020 and find out more about these powerful beasts. This is the StudioBook One, a laptop from ASUSs new ProArt series and it means serious business.. The StudioBook One is available with Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics, which is essentially a Titan RTX for laptops. Its got the same 4608 CUDA core count same 24GB of GDDR6 memory. However, the clock speed is turned down a bit. Regardless. The mobile Quadro 6000 still has a 250 Watt TDP, which is a crazy level of GPU power for a laptop like this at just 2.4cm thick.. If thats not enough its also paired with the 8 core Intel. I9, 9980HK processor. So how do they keep these top end specs under control Thats, where the unique cooling design comes into play.? If you saw my video on the ASUS Mothership youll, remember that it places the heat generating components like the processor and graphics behind the screen. Well, this idea has trickled over into this machine.. Basically, when you open up the lid, a flap opens up to allow air to flow in behind the screen, which is where the bulk of the hardware is.. This allows the bottom section where the keyboard and touchpad are to be much thinner than usual, especially given the powerful hardware weve got here.. I think the bottom is mostly the 90wh battery, but I wasnt able to look inside the exterior is all flat here, though, as theres no need for air.
. This does mean that the keyboard deck will be much cooler even under heavy load, which is good for your legs. If you actually use it on your lap. Youd think this would make the machine top heavy and youd be right. Sort of. I tested by trying to tip the screen back and found that as long as I didnt push too much further than this point, it wasnt going to fall backwards, but yeah it does mean if the screen goes too far back youre at risk of it. Topping over. Realistically thats, not something that should happen unless you move it quite far though.. This is impressive when you remember its specced with an 8 core Intel, i9 CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics, which is basically a mobile version of the Titan.. It comes with a 300w power, brick, so Im wondering how they get full performance, with both the CPU and GPU being fully loaded. Hopefully I can get one to test out.. The touchpad was quite large when compared to the rest, which is nice and the keys were very shallow feeling, which I suppose is expected. Given the base is so much thinner than usual.. This means the base is also too thin to house any IO. So its all found on the bottom of the screen. On the right. There are just two Type C: Thunderbolt 3 ports, while the left has one more so three in total, and that appears to be all you get for IO.
However, there is also DisplayPort 1.4 support for external screens.. The power connector down the bottom looks like Type C, but it wasnt.. The 15.6 4K touch screen looked good and has a glossy finish., Despite not being too big, the StudioBook One still weighs in at 2.9kg or 6.4 pounds. So definitely on the heavier side for a 15 machine., There was no price available for the StudioBook one, but given a desktop Quadro RTX 6000 costs 4000 USD just for the graphics, its not going to come cheap.. Next up, I had a look: the StudioBook Pro X, which is specced down a bit comparatively, but honestly still killer specs.. The first thing that stood out to me was the touchpad, which is a second screen. To get full functionality. Youre definitely going to want to use a mouse as it cant be used as a touchpad in this mode, and it takes a few seconds to swap it back over to touchpad mode. Assuming youre using a mouse. It could be useful to run apps on or quickly access things.. The Pro X is thicker than the One and is also larger with a 17 screen which uses a 1610 aspect ratio with a 1920 by 1200 resolution and its built more like a traditional laptop. With all that space. Its got 4 memory slots for up to 128gb of RAM 4x more than the max 32gb supported by the StudioBook One., Its got a larger 95wh battery and slightly smaller 280w power, brick, and although it has a 6 core Intel, CPU, either a Xeon or i7 9750H.
The Quadro RTX 5000 still has a massive 16gb of GDDR6 memory and more CUDA cores than a desktop RTX 2080.. The metal lid had a texture to it with the ASUS logo in the center, while the bottom just had air intake towards the back half of the device.. The interior has a similar design, full keyboard with numpad and theres. Even a fingerprint scanner here on the right. On the left from the back theres, the power input, HDMI 2.0 output, two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type, A ports, 3.5mm audio combo jack and UHS II, SD card slot.. The right has two Type C: Thunderbolt: 3 ports with DisplayPort 1.4 support, a third USB 3.1 Gen2 Type, A port ethernet and a Kensington lock, while the back is just all air exhausts.. I also had a look at the StudioBook Pro 15, which is another step. Down. Still the same 6 core Intel CPU, but now weve got the Max Q version of the Quadro 5000 graphics, as this is a much slimmer machine at under 1.9cm thick.. The design of this looks quite similar to some of the ASUS ROG gaming laptops. Just with a cleaner professional look., The interior looks similar to me its even got the 4 buttons up the top left above the keyboard, so I guess they reused existing tooling.. The top is a nice brushed metal again with that cut out below the screen like the Zephyrus and underneath is the usual air intake vents up the back and speakers down the front.
For the IO on the Pro 15 on the left. Theres the power input, ethernet port HDMI, 2.0 output, USB 3.1 Gen2 Type, A port and 3.5mm headphone and mic jacks.. The right has a USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C port with DisplayPort support, but no Thunderbolt here and two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type. A ports followed by Kensington lock at the back., So the Pro 15 is less powerful than the Pro X and One, but its also smaller and lighter as a result. Theres, also a Pro 17. Should you require a larger screen.