Asus unveiled rival MacBook Pro

At CES 2018, Asus showed the laptop StudioBook S. Despite the presence of 17-inch screen size the device no more than 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Asus has announced a laptop for professionals StudioBook S. It is equipped with 17-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1200 pixels. The display supports the color gamut of DCI-P3 and has aspect ratio of 16:10.

In the maximum configuration StudioBook S available Intel Xeon E-2176M c graphics Nvidia Quadro P3200, 64GB RAM and 4TB of SSD. For cooling the device uses five heat pipes and two fans. The company claims that the laptop operates quietly, and at maximum load the volume of the fan does not exceed 35 dB.

Asus stresses that unlike Apple, she managed to achieve compact size and keep all the ports. On the notebook has a few USB 3.1 card reader, HDMI and USB-C Thunderbolt 3. In addition, StudioBook’s got a touchpad, which at the touch of a button can turn into a touch numeric keypad.

Despite the similar specifications, StudioBook’s MacBook Pro loses by other parameters. MacBook Pro is still more compact laptop which is 0.5 kg lighter than StudioBook S. Display MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels and a smaller screen diagonal.

The price of the laptop is unknown. StudioBook S will go on sale in late March.

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Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

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