ASUS follows in the footsteps of a fellow Taiwanese tech manufacturer with its newest pro laptop. The new ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 3D OLED is one of two new ASUS devices to feature glasses-free 3D. (The other is the upcoming Vivobook Pro 16X 3D OLED.)
ASUS introduces its Spatial Vision technology, which uses eye-tracking and a lenticular lens to deliver two separate images to your eyes. This tech allows you to see 3D models and movies with the same depth you’d expect from a 3D screen with glasses.
The ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 one-ups Acer’s efforts in the space by using a 16-inch 3.2K OLED panel. The high contrast and fast pixel response time promise less crosstalk and ghosting. In other words, it should have crisper 3D rendering than the IPS panels used by its competitor.
The technology should work with all common 3D formats, but the experience will vary depending on the content. It’s one of those technologies we have to see in person to talk more about, but it would be fun to watch 3D movies on this without needing any glasses to enjoy them. Too bad it can’t be shared yet, as it only supports one viewer at a time. But that’s the case with any other glasses-free 3D solution.
As a premium laptop with new tech, you can expect this to be a workhorse. And on paper, it looks promising. The ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 runs on Intel’s 13th-generation HX processors, NVIDIA’s RTX 4000 graphics, up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, and 8TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage. It also has two user-replaceable slots for memory and storage.
This laptop also has the ASUS Dial rotary for more precise control. And it supports the latest peripherals via dual Thunderbolt 4 ports. Gamers would appreciate that the OLED screen can reach up 120Hz, especially paired with the NVIDIA hardware.
The ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 3D OLED and the Vivobook Pro 16X 3D OLED don’t have pricing details yet, but they are expected to launch in the second quarter of 2023.
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