ASUS Studiobook S W700 Specifications, Review and Price – Along with the professional-grade panel, Asus has included some other high-end components. Buyers can choose between an Intel Xeon E-2176 processor that can offer a clock rate all the way up to 4.4 GHz and an Intel Core i7-8750H processor that can manage up to 4.1 GHz. As the graphics solution, Asus has chosen the Nvidia Quadro P3200, which can ably handle demanding tasks with its 6 GB of GDDR5 memory. Up to 64 GB of RAM and storage options of up to 4 TB (PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD x2) round off the main specifications. StudioBook S (W700) has to pack some serious power, but it’s also important that the laptop is truly portable. Asus has given width/depth/height measurements of 38.2 x 28.6 x 1.84 cm (15.03 x 11.25 x 0.72 in) for the workstation, which has a low weight of just 2.39 kg (5.27 lbs). There are only a few who would complain about a powerful workstation being 18.44 mm high, but it does bring up the issue of cooling.
The existing documentation only mentions a Quadro P3200 GPU option with no other details, like whether it’s a Max-Q variant or not, or if the Intel HD eGPU within the CPUs is also active to help with increased runtimes with basic chores. Nonetheless, don’t expect much in terms of battery life from this one, there’s just a 57 Wh battery inside, which means that the battery was sacrificed in order to squeeze all the other components inside the compact shell.
ASUS StudioBook S W700 Key Specs & Features
- Windows 10 Pro (Compatible)
- Up to 64GB RAM
- 17-inch LED-backlit FHD NanoEdge display, 1920 x 1200
- NVIDIA® Quadro® P3200 6GB GDDR5 VRAM
- Turquoise Grey
- 57Wh 3-cell lithium-polymer battery
- Fingerprint Sensor
Available in Turquoise Grey colour only, the ASUS StudioBook S W700 is made entirely out of a finely polished aluminum.
The bottom chassis is slim but manages to pack an array of ports ranging from USB-A to USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI, and SD card reader; content creators can connect external monitors, thumb drives, peripherals, as well as external storages to the workstation in a variety of ways, all at once eliminating the need for USB hubs and adapters.
Interestingly, the ASUS StudioBook S W700 also supports WiFi 6 connectivity (802.11ax) for ultra-fast internet speeds and data transfer.
Thanks to the hinge design, the StudioBook S W700 workstation opens up to 180° and allows for easy collaboration on projects when designing, creating contents with colleagues, or showcasing works to clients.
The trackpad also doubles as a calculator number pad as it features a discrete NumberPad that can be activated and deactivated with just a tap at the top-right corner of the trackpad. With the discrete NumberPad turned on, users can still use the trackpad to control the cursor on the screen.
The keyboard on the bottom deck is full-sized and features dedicated hotkeys for convenient navigation and typing experience.
The display on the StudioBook S (W700) is one of the highlight components of the workstation. The device comes with a LED-backlit screen with an actual size of 17-inch but fits into a 15-inch frame.
This is as a result of the large (84%) screen-to-body ratio of the device, achieved by the narrow bezel design. The 17-inch NanoEdge display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, 178° viewing angle and 93% DCI-P3 color gamut.
If you are a creative that works with a lot of graphics, work collaboratively with colleagues and clients on projects, and accurate color representation is your thing, the display of the ASUS StudioBook S W700 will do you proud.
Processor and Storage
Processor-wise, there are two models of the StudioBook S workstation, both of which have powerful configurations. Both processors are made by Intel and users can either choose a StudioBook S with a Xeon E-2176M CPU or another with a Core i7-8750H CPU.
Both models use a power-efficient NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU designed for professional applications and supports DDR4 RAM with a maximum capacity of 64GB.
Because the StudioBook is a powerful workstation with powerful innards to match, ASUS fitted five (5) heat pipes and two aluminum-alloy cooling fans to combat heating up and thermal throttling during usage. ASUS also claims that the fans are ultra-silent during operation and run at a low sound level below 35dB.
ASUS embedded a 3-cell 57Wh lithium-polymer battery within the StudioBook S W700. Yes, the battery is reduced and, given how powerful the workstation is expected to be, may not be able to operate for long hours on battery backup.
This reduced battery size is however understandable as a compromise that needed to be made to maintain the device’s slim architecture.
ASUS StudioBook S W700 Price and Availability
There are no available details regarding the price of the device at the moment. As per availability, ASUS says the workstation will be available to be purchased when it officially launches in the coming months (i.e later in the year 2019).