In addition to launching its top of the line ProArt StudioBook Pro X mobile workstation that is priced at a whopping $4,999.99, ASUS also introduced a less expensive workstation this week. The ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 steps down to NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 3000 graphics, which along with some other configuration changes allows ASUS to offer it in configurations starting at $2000.

The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700 laptops have a lot in common with their higher-end brother: they come in a similar chassis with a Turquoise Grey finish and use a factory-calibrated Pantone Validated 17-inch NanoEdge display with a 1920×1200 resolution that can cover 97% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Meanwhile, the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700 are slightly thinner (1.82 cm, 0.72 inches) and feature less beefy configurations, which makes them substantially more affordable than the flagship model.

Depending on exact SKU, the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700 are based either on Intel’s Core i7-9750H or Xeon E-2276M processors, and are paired with 16 GB or 32 GB of DDR4-2666 DRAM (with or without ECC). All systems come equipped with NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX 3000 GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, which lacks the more extreme performance of the Quadro RTX 5000, but which is still fully certified by the major pro software ISVs. As for storage, the W700 machines feature a 1 TB or a 2 TB M.2 SSD.

When it comes to connectivity, the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700 has a set of ports that includes one Thunderbolt 3 connector (with DP 1.4), three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A connectors, an HDMI 2.0 output, an SD 4.0/UHS-II card reader, and one 3.5-mm audio jack for headsets. On the wireless front, there is a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 adapter. As for multimedia capabilies, everything is standard: the notebooks have a webcam, stereo speakers, and a microphone array.

In a bid to make its ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700 more compact, ASUS is also using a smaller 57 Wh battery in these laptops. Though as workstation users tend to use their notebooks as portable desktops rather than regularly going mobile, battery life may not be a big concern.

The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17
  W700G3T-XH77 W700G3T-XH99
Primary Display General 17.3-inch with LED backlighting
Color Gamut
97% DCI-P3
Features Pantone Validated
Factory calibrated to Delta E<2 accuracy
CPU Options Intel Core i7-9750H
6C/12T, 12 MB, 2.6 - 4.5 GHz
Intel Xeon E-2276M
6C/12T, 12 MB cache, 2.8 - 4.7 GHz
Graphics Integrated HD Graphics 630 (24 EUs) HD Graphics P630 (24 EUs)
Discrete NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 6 GB GDDR6
RAM 32 GB DDR4-2666
upgradable to 64GB
16 GB DDR4-2666 ECC
upgradable to 64GB
Storage SSD 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4
HDD - -
RAID Supports CPU-attached RAID 0/1 (up to 48 Gbps)
Wireless Wi-Fi Intel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
USB 3.1 Gen 2 1 × TB 3 (Type-C)
3 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
Thunderbolt 1 × TB 3 (data, DP displays)
Display Outputs 1 × HDMI 2.0
1 × TB3 with DisplayPort 1.4
Gigabit Ethernet No
Card Reader SD 4.0/UHS-II (312 MB/s)
Webcam HD webcam
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, with Windows Hello support
Other I/O Microphone array, SonicMaster Premium stereo speakers, audio jack, ScreenPad 2.0
Battery 57 Wh Li-Poly
Dimensions Width 38.2 cm | 15.04 inch
Depth 28.6 cm | 11.26 inch
Thickness 1.8 cm | 0.72 inch
Weight 2.39 kilograms | 5.27 lbs
OS Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Price $1,999.99 $2,999.99

As noted above the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700-series machines are considerably cheaper than the flagship offering. The ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 (W700G3T-XH77) is now available for $1999.99, whereas the ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 (W700G3T-XH99) is sold at an MSRP of $2999.99. Both workstations can be purchased directly from ASUS as well as from its retail partners in the USA.

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  • TEAMSWITCHER - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

  • ingwe - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    A touch numpad just hurts to look at for whatever reason (I realize I might not be rational). On a 17in laptop too...
  • Bulat Ziganshin - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    they went with better cooling at the price of dropped numpad
  • shabby - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    Are they using the same screen in the 5k pro x laptop?
  • Bulat Ziganshin - Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - link

    the specs look absolutely the same, including 8-bitness and deltaE<1.5
  • jabber - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

    If it has a service hatch underneath, then that's a proper laptop!
  • PapaCrazy - Thursday, November 21, 2019 - link

    What a punk move to cut the battery size nearly in half for the cheaper model. The upgrade back to 96Wh should be an option atleast. And I still can't get over the 1200p screen on 17". With the selection of parts available, PC laptops would absolutely own the workstation market if they stopped shooting themselves in the foot. Beating (or just matching) all Macbook Pro specs shouldn't be this difficult. I'm hoping the 15" W500 model isn't as compromised.
  • s.yu - Saturday, November 23, 2019 - link

    It's a whole cm thinner, they can't possibly squeeze in a larger battery without offering two chassis variants on such a small volume device.
  • nerd1 - Sunday, November 24, 2019 - link

    57Wh battery = big joke

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