The 'world's fastest laptop' squeezes a Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 into a 15-inch notebook

Here at the consumer technology show IFA 2019 in Berlin, Asus has unveiled the ProArt StudioBook One – a creator-focussed laptop that’s the first in the world to feature the new mobile version of the Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 graphics chip.

Nvidia and Asus say that combined with an Intel Core i9 processor that makes the StudioBook One the “world’s fastest laptop” – at least for the time being. The 15-inch 4K display is Pantone-certified with very high colour accuracy (a Delta-E of less than 1), and boasts a 120Hz refresh rate to boot.

YoThe StudioBook One on show at IFA.

The Nvidia RTX 6000 chip features 24GB, with Nvidia Turing architecture RT Cores and Tensor Cores to deliver real-time ray tracing. The RTX 6000 is the fourth mobile Quadro RTX chip to ship from Nvidia, following the RTX 3000, 4000 and 5000 models announced in June as part of the Studio platform.

It’s not just the internal components that make the StudioBook One interesting though – it’s also where Asus put them. Every heat-generating component is built into the laptop’s lid, rather than its body, to keep it comfortable to use even on your lap. Cooling is helped further thanks to a mechanism that sees the outer cover actually open by a few degrees when you open the laptop, to maximise airflow.

The StudioBook One is the star of a new range of ProArt StudioBook laptops, with five other devices unveiled at IFA in Berlin.

The StudioBook Pro X goes up to a Quadro RTX 5000 GPU with a Xeon E-2276M processor and up to 128GB ECC memory. Asus claims that the laptop is both quiet and cool, with no performance throttling even at max load – and a total volume below 39dB at that point.

The 16:10 17in display has a 97% DCI-P3 colour range and Delta E

Dropping down the range, the StudioBook Pro 15 and Pro 17 feature a similar design, but drop the ScreenPad and cap out at the Quadro RTX 3000, while the StudioBook 15 and 17 only go up to the GeForce RTX 2060.

All the laptops in the new StudioBook range come with the company’s ProArt Creator Center software, which offers performance monitoring, optimisation, and colour calibration tools – which you can also sync to your phone if you need to keep an eye on renders while you pop out to lunch.

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