ASUS ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED Review: A content creator's best mate
Performance and Thoughts
The StudioBook 16 OLED features cutting-edge specifications and features, and I would be remiss not to put it through some of our standard benchmarks. The notebook that we’ve reviewed before and is closest in specifications to the StudioBook 16 OLED happens to be the gaming-grade ASUS TUF F15 – which also comes with an RTX 3070 GPU but powered by an Intel Core i7 11370H processor and 16GB of memory. It also comes with a standard NVMe 512GB storage, unlike the StudioBook 16 OLED’s two 1TB NVMe SSDs in a RAID 0 array. So, take the comparison as a gauge of what the StudioBook 16 OLED is capable of.
If you’re looking for a mobile design workstation then the ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED is a worthy consideration. Performance is par for the course for a notebook with these specifications and I like that you can even take the notebook out for some serious gaming spins. As far as performance-for-value goes, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU is arguably the best combination in my opinion. Even the battery life performance is pretty decent, lasting for more than five hours - more than enough time for you to do some urgent quick edits while on the move.
ASUS is making a big deal about the ASUS Dial for this notebook but I’m a little divisive about it for reasons mentioned earlier. I would not go as far as to say it’s gimmicky because I can appreciate that some content creators will find it to be a better use for them than it did for me. However, what I really do like about the StudioBook 16 OLED is its ability to transform its touchpad into a pen tablet – a far more intuitive and easier way to draw/write than on a notebook’s touchscreen (and also less tiring) or a separate pen tablet.
Oh, and that OLED screen. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Thank goodness I’m no content creator because I know I will scrimp up money for this StudioBook 16 OLED.
*The ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED's local pricing and availability will be announced by ASUS later.