World’s First 16 “4K OLED Laptop Has Arrived in Malaysia
Asus Malaysia continues to expand its line of OLED laptops barely a month after launching its new Vivobook series with OLED panels. This time around, they announced their ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED, which is described as the world’s first 16 ″ 4K OLED HDR laptop.
ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED Malaysia Price
The ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED comes with two AMDs and an Intel option. Below are the official prices in Malaysia:
- H5600QR – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16 ″ 4K (3840 × 2400), RTX 3070, 64 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD – 11,999 RM
- H5600QM – AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, 16 ″ 4K (3840 × 2400), RTX 3060, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD – RM9,999
- H7600HM – Intel Core i7-11800H, 16 ″ 2K (2560 × 1600), RTX 3060, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD – RM9,999
At the time of writing, the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED is still not listed in its official store on Shopee.
OLED specifications of the ProArt Studiobook 16
Targeting professional designers, the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED contains a large 16 ″ OLED panel in 16:10 aspect ratio with a maximum brightness of 550 nits. In Malaysia, the AMD variants are equipped with a 4K panel with a resolution of 3840 × 2400 pixels while the Intel version gets a 2K panel with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels. The exterior features a stealthy Star Black matte finish with an anti-fingerprint nano-coating. Asus claims that the coating gives the laptop a premium silky feel and allows water to be wiped off easily. For added durability, the StudioBook 16 OLED has been tested to meet MIL-STD 810H military standards.
AMD models run on a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor with a choice of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 graphics cards. For the base model, it gets 32GB of RAM while the higher specification option gets 64GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the Intel version gets an 11th generation Core i7-11800H processor with Nvidia GeForce RTX3060 graphics and 32GB of RAM. All three models come standard with 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD storage.
The laptop gets a backlit chiclet keyboard with a number pad, and you’ll also get a 3-button touchpad that supports 1024 pressure levels for stylus support. For a more productive workflow, the Studiobook 16 OLED also has a physical rotary controller called the Asus Dial. This can be used for navigation, zooming, brush control, changing layers, and various commands for supported applications such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop Lightroom Classic.
Asus has also equipped the ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED with a wide range of ports, so you probably never need a dongle. It has two USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A) ports, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, one Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) port, one Gigabit LAN port, one HDMI 2.1 port, one SD Express 7.0 card reader and a headphone jack. Interestingly, only the Intel version supports 802.11ax WiFi 6 while the AMD versions are content with 802.11ac WiFi 5.
An integrated fingerprint sensor on the power key is also included and it has an infrared webcam that supports Windows Hello. In the audio department, the Studiobook 16 OLED gets twin speakers improved by Harman Kardon and DTS. There is also a 4 mic array with AI noise cancellation technology, which is useful for conference calls during the new normal.
According to the datasheet, the StudioBook 16 OLED weighs 2.40kg and is 2.14cm thick at the thickest point. It comes with a 4-cell, 90Wh Lithium-Ion battery, but unfortunately Asus has not provided any figures on battery life. Out of the box, it runs on Windows 11 Home and Asus Malaysia offers a free 3-month subscription to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite.