The ProArt Studiobook 17 H700G is like a toned down version of the Studiobook Pro X but is aesthetically different because of the way the screen is handled.
The massive 17″ screen (FHD+) uses a 16:10 aspect ratio, is Pantone Validated, and has a considerable chin compared to all the other bezels at the top, right, and left, which are almost all identical in thickness webcam notwithstanding. There is a good reason for this design choice and that is elevating the display for better posture. This is perfect for today’s video conferencing standard as well as a relief from neck pain induced by lower profile laptops. necessary relief for neck pain commonly induced by low profile units. On your lap, the top of the display frame would almost be level to your eyes, what more on the desk. It shares the same screen as the StudioBook Pro X but, because of the way the mount was done here, the H700G feels like it’s actually bigger.
The keyboard deck is very generous. So much so that there’s space on the left and right of the keyboard which are now used to continue the design language that this generation of Studiobooks is all about – bevels and gold trims.
The keyboard keys are also sporting a font that is quite different from what I’m used to with Asus notebooks and it’s a very welcome change as well, one of the cleaner looking ones available
I do seem to hit the trackpad while typing which is kind of annoying considering Asus’ palm rejection tech is usually on point… might be solvable by a software update… or maybe it’s just me not being used to such a big trackpad area. The H700G has a hidden numpad that can be triggered by holding down on the numpad icon on the upper right of the trackpad – this eliminates the physical number keys that you’d normally find on the left side of the keyboard. It’s good for balancing the elements of the device along the center.
A biometric fingerprint login can be found at the left side of the device. The placement is a bit unnatural for right-handed users but a separated reader is almost always better preferred to an integrated one on the trackpad area. All the I/O ports, leave for the LAN port which comes in the form of a dongle in the package, that you might deem necessary are found along the sides of the device – in the half much closer to the user. Left side we have Power, TB3 USB-C, HDMI, USB 3.0, audio combo port and an SD card slot. Two more USB 3.0 ports can be found at the right side for good measure.
One of the hallmark features of this StudioBook model is that it comes as the thinnest among the 17″ variants clocking in at just 1.84cm high at the exterior. It really feels like a proper business computer without the associated flair announcing to the world that it’s a very powerful machine – classy! It is still heavy at 2.39 kilos that you’d sooner be looking for somewhere to rest it on should you start working on your lap, something I don’t really recommend since heat is concentrated and dissipated through the half father from the user and scales up in no time at all… apart from the weight.
Let’s then see some performance metrics for the StudioBook line:
In a similar rendering scenario, the H700G rendered out a 360 panorama sample in around 1 minute and 14 seconds… “only” 27 seconds behind the performance of a fully spec’d out StudioBook Pro X with the Quadro 5000 on it. Let’s put that into perspective:
Consider the development of a 3 minute video:
180 seconds of video / 30 frames each second / 5,400 frames to render
StudioBook Pro X would complete the render in 70.5 hours (nearly 3 days)
Studiobook H700G would complete the render in 111 hours (over 4.5 days)
Just imagine – if your current workstation requires 7 minutes to render out this frame… that’s over 26 days for that machine to come up with the output.
Remember the old saying: Time IS Gold… considering a ProArt StudioBook within your workflow is akin to that very ideal.
This is how you get the StudioBook 17: