ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 H700GV overview (Xeon E-2276M, RTX 2060)
StudioBooks are a more recent lineup of cell workstation notebooks from Asus, and we’ve already coated a few of the accessible choices right here on the positioning, such because the StudioBook Professional 17 and the beastly StudioBook Professional X.
Nonetheless, other than the highest and mid-range fashions constructed on Intel Core/Xeon processors and Nvidia RTX Quadro graphics, Asus additionally provide a regular StudioBook subseries constructed with consumer-grade RTX GeForce graphics. The 17-inch variant on this lineup is the ProArt StudioBook 17 H700GV that we’re going to speak about on this overview.
Other than the graphics, the StudioBook 17 H700 and the StudioBook Professional 17 W700 are equivalent in each manner. Oversimplifying issues, performance-wise, the GeForce RTX 2060 it bundles is a tier-match for the RTX Quadro 3000 chip within the Professional fashions. Nonetheless, whereas the GeForce chip will get gaming optimized drivers, the Quadro is optimized for productiveness software program and reliability. The variations between them are small, although, and even pricing appears to be practically equivalent in most areas.
With that in thoughts, this overview will primarily make clear the efficiency distinction between the 2 fashions. We’ll additionally contact on all the opposite necessary facets of this ProArt StudioBook 17, however we’ll principally confer with our earlier overview for in-depth impressions on these.
Specs as reviewed – ASUS ProArt StudioBook Professional 17 H700
|ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 H700GV|
|Show||17-inch, 1920 x 1200 px IPS 60 Hz, 16:10, non-touch, matte, Hannstar 170PUW1-A00 panel|
|Processor||Intel Espresso Lake Xeon E-2276M, six-core with HyperThreading|
|Video||Intel HD 630 + Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6 80W (Nvidia 442.19), with Optimus|
|Reminiscence||32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (2x DIMMs)|
|Storage||2x M.2 PCI x4 slots, with CPU-attached RAID zero/1 assist (1x 1 TB Intel 760P SSDPEKKW010T8 and 1x 1 TB Samsung PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR-00000)|
|Connectivity||Wi-fi 6 (Intel AX200) 2×2, Bluetooth 5.zero, Ethernet by way of USB dongle|
|Ports||Three x USB-A Three.1 gen2, 1x USB-C with Thunderbolt Three, HDMI 2.zero, SD Four.zero/UHS-II card reader, mic/headphone, Safety Lock|
|Battery||57 Wh, 230 W charger|
|Dimension||382 mm or 15.03” (w) x 265 mm or 10.43” (d) x 28.2 – 32.1 mm or 1.11” -1.26″ (h)|
|Weight||5.Four lbs (2.44 kg), 1.67 lbs (.76 kg ) for charger and cables, US model|
|Extras||white backlit keyboard, 720p webcam, stereo audio system, finger sensor|
This can be a higher-tier configuration of the ProArt StudioBook H700, however Asus affords the collection in a couple of completely different choices, with the Xeon E-2276M or the Core i7-9750H processor, in addition to varied quantities of storage and RAM. There’s no different GPU selection other than the RTX 2060 80W.
Moreover, the StudioBook collection is offered in both a 15 or 17-inch model. I’ve added a pic of the 2 facet by facet beneath. The 15-inch mannequin is just about a rebadged ROG Zephyrus M with a wide-gamut 4K show, whereas the 17-incher will get the FHD+ display screen and some additional options.
Design and building
You’ll discover our in-depth impressions of this laptop computer’s design, build-quality and practicality in our detailed overview of the ProArt StudioBook Professional, with whom this shares all traits.
In few phrases, although, it’s nicely constructed and cleanly crafted, with magnesium and aluminum supplies used for the development. It additionally meets MIL-STD 810G requirements for sturdiness and reliability.
On the sensible facet, the StudioBook 17 is pretty mild, but in addition fairly giant for a 2020 17-inch pocket book, and you may inform this from the hefty chin beneath the show. Ergonomically, I really respect this facet, because it permits for loads of house inside from the elements and thermal module, and likewise pushes the display screen upwards. The display screen also can lie flat to 180 levels, and Asus made certain to not neglect connectivity, together with every thing you’ll need right here, apart from a LAN port (wired Web is feasible with the USB-LAN adapter included within the pack).
Keyboard and trackpad
The keyboard is borrowed from the ROG Zephyrus fashions and is a centered design, with out a NumPad part, which a few of you may want in a productiveness pocket book resembling this one.
Asus compensates for it by together with a digital Numeric pad into the clickpad, but it surely’s not the identical. The clickpad is pretty small, but it surely’s fabricated from glass and feels good to the contact, is responsive and correct. I discovered the bodily clicks fairly clunky, and the surfaced nonetheless rattled with touches, very similar to on the StudioBook Professional we’ve reviewed some time in the past.
Again to the keyboard, it’s a reasonably shallow implementation with restricted journey, but it surely’s simply what I get pleasure from, so I used to be capable of kind shortly and pretty precisely. It requires focus, although, because the suggestions will in any other case penalize straying fingers, therefore the inconsistent leads to our exams, illustrated in one of many photos beneath.
This keyboard can also be backlit, with shiny LEDs and three depth ranges to select from. The implementation features a CapsLock indicator, and the sunshine switches on when swiping fingers over the clickpad’s floor. The sunshine nonetheless creeps from below a few of the keys, however at the very least the illumination is pretty homogenous on this pattern, in contrast to on the earlier one we’ve examined. This can be a retail unit, although, whereas the StudioBook Professional 17 we examined up to now was pre-production.
The display screen is certainly one in all this laptop computer’s major promoting factors. It’s matte and makes use of the identical 16:10 1920 x 1200 px panel we’ve beforehand seen on the StudioBook Professional and the Professional X.
It’s made by Hannstar and affords wonderful brightness and distinction ranges, in addition to wide-gamut shade protection and pre-calibration with a Pantone certification.
The taller 16:10 facet ratio permits for an elevated work-space, a superb quirk for a productiveness pocket book and one thing few different 17-inch laptops provide lately. On the similar time, although, competing workstations could be specced with UHD screens with elevated brightness and HDR assist, whereas the StudioBooks are caught with this single panel selection.
Anyway, right here’s what we bought on our pattern with a Sypder4 sensor.
- Panel HardwareID: Hannstar HSD1702 (170PUW1-A00);
- Protection: 99.7% sRGB, 85.7% AdobeRGB, 98.5% DCI P3;
- Measured gamma: 2.28;
- Max brightness in the midst of the display screen: 285 cd/m2 on energy;
- Distinction at max brightness: 587:1;
- White level: 6700 Okay;
- Black on max brightness: zero.48 cd/m2;
- PWM: N/A.
The panel got here well-calibrated out of the field, with only a slight gamma and white-point imbalance. That may be addressed with this calibrated profile, which additionally results in glorious DeltaE 2000 shade uniformity.
Our pattern additionally got here up a bit of dimmer than the identical panel within the Professional and Professional X and with the identical excessive black ranges, which suggests there’s a level of variation between these panels. We additionally observed some mild bleeding on darkish backgrounds, particularly alongside the decrease lip.
Lastly, I’ll additionally add that this can be a 60Hz panel with solely common response occasions, so not a really perfect selection for gaming.
, efficiency and upgrades
Our check mannequin is a top-tier configuration of the Asus ProArt StudioBook 17 H700GV, with the Intel Xeon Xeon E-2276M processor, 32 GB of DRR4 2666 MHz RAM, two NVMe SSDs in Raid zero, in addition to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2069 80W graphics chip.
This can be a retail unit equivalent to these available in shops and got here from Asus for the aim of this overview. All of the exams had been run on BIOS 300, Nvidia 442.19 graphics drivers and the MyAsus model 2.2.10 app, the most recent accessible on the time of the article.
The Xeon E-2276M is a six-core processor with HyperThreading, an optimized and barely higher-clocked model of the favored Core i7-9750H, which can also be an possibility for this laptop computer. The RTX 2060 graphics chip is the usual 80W implementation, and never the sooner 90W mannequin you’ll get with most of the mid-range gaming laptops of this era.
The platform can take as much as 64 GB of RAM, with non-compulsory ECC reminiscence assist on the Xeon configurations. It will possibly additionally take two PCIe x4 drives, and our configuration will get two 1 TB models, a quick Samsung PM981 and a mid-tier Intel 760p. They’re linked in RAID zero although, which results in the wonderful benchmarks scores above, and which additionally impacts a few of our different check outcomes.
The CPU and GPU are soldered on the motherboard, however the RAM and storage are accessible. For that, you’ll should take away the back-panel, maintain in place by a couple of Philips screws, all seen across the sides.
In fact, this laptop computer can simply deal with on a regular basis chores like looking, Netflix, and so forth. Its moveable form-factor may make it an interesting all-rounder, and whereas it could possibly actually deal with unplugged use working quietly and cooly, don’t neglect this will get a small battery, so received’t final for lengthy on a cost. Extra about this in an additional part.
However then that is additionally a efficiency pocket book, so the following half touches on the system’s efficiency in taxing chores.
First, we check the CPU’s efficiency in demanding masses by working Cinebench R15 for 10+ occasions in a loop, with 2-Three sec delay between every run, which simulates a 100% load on all of the cores. Asus affords two fan/efficiency modes within the MyAsus app that comes bundled with the laptop computer, Auto and Turbo.
The Auto profile retains fan-noise inside first rate limits and limits the CPU’s energy at 55 W, whereas Turbo raises that restrict to 62 W. As proven by the graphs beneath, although, the efficiency drops after the preliminary runs in each circumstances.
Undervolting, with both XTU or Throttlestop, principally addresses this facet. Our pattern ran stably at -125 mV, and whereas a 60W Energy Restrict can also be the limiting issue on this case, the CPU is ready to run at larger clocks for your complete length of the check, and the limitation kicks in later, after 7-Eight Cinebench runs.
Lastly, we run the identical check with the laptop computer unplugged, with inconsistent outcomes attributable to a giant variation in TDP and frequencies, as illustrated in one of many photos beneath.
The subsequent exams put each the CPU and GPU to work on the similar time.
The pattern handed the 3DMark Stress Take a look at with flying colours on each the inventory Turbo and the undervolted Turbo profiles, which suggests fixed efficiency over time. Then, we moved on to our Luxmark CPU+GPU stress check. On this case, the CPU stabilizes at 45 W and the GPU runs continually at its designed 80W TDP, with wonderful temperatures for such a demanding load: 84 C on the CPU and 79 C on the GPU.
Subsequent, we’ve run your complete suite of exams and benchmarks, on Turbo profile with inventory settings.
- 3DMark 11: 17419 (Graphics – 19198, Physics – 13906);
- 3DMark 13 – Fireplace Strike: 13744 (Graphics – 14874, Physics – 18103);
- 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 5900 (Graphics – 5730, CPU – 7096);
- 3DMark 13 – Port Royal: 3268;
- Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 3458;
- GeekBench Four.Four.2 64-bit: Single-Core: 5624, Multi-core: 25135;
- GeekBench 5.zero.1 64-bit: Single-Core: 1261, Multi-core: 6381;
- CineBench R15 (greatest run): CPU 1323 cb, CPU Single Core 193 cb;
- CineBench R20 (greatest run): CPU 2874 cb;
- x264 HD Benchmark Four.zero 32-bit: Move 1 – 216.84 fps, Move 2 – 78.82 fps;
- x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 50.06 s.
Then we reran a few of them on the -100 mV undervolted profile. We lowered our undervolt to -100 mV for the remainder of our exams with the intention to stop any form of stability points that received’t be acceptable on a workstation:
- 3DMark 11: 17526 (Graphics – 19371, Physics – 13886);
- 3DMark 13 – Fireplace Strike: 13834 (Graphics – 14952, Physics – 18112);
- 3DMark 13 – Time Spy: 5939 (Graphics – 5748, CPU – 7325);
- 3DMark 13 – Port Royal: 3262;
- Uniengine Superposition – 1080p Excessive: 3381;
- PassMark: Ranking: 6508, CPU mark: 16014, 3D Graphics Mark: 10742;
- PCMark 10: 5304 (Necessities – 10164 , Productiveness – 8085 , Digital Content material Creation – 4928);
- GeekBench Four.Four.2 64-bit: Single-Core: 5599, Multi-core: 25553;
- GeekBench 5.zero.1 64-bit: Single-Core: 1234, Multi-core: 6497;
- CineBench R15 (greatest run): CPU 1363 cb, CPU Single Core 191 cb;
- CineBench R20 (greatest run): CPU 3170 cb, CPU Single Core 461 cb;
- x264 HD Benchmark Four.zero 32-bit: Move 1 – 220.88 fps, Move 2 – 83.02 fps;
- x265 HD Benchmark 64-bit: 47.78 s.
We additionally ran some Workstation associated masses, on the identical -100 mV undervolted Turbo profile:
- Blender 2.82 – BMW Automobile scene- CPU Compute: Time – 5:08.68 (inventory), Four:35.59 (UV);
- Blender 2.82 – BMW Automobile scene- GPU Compute (CUDA): Not supported;
- Blender 2.82 – Classroom scene – CPU Compute: Time – 16:47.08 (inventory), 15.04.48 (UV);
- Blender 2.82 – Classroom scene – GPU Compute (CUDA): Not supported;
- Luxmark Three.1 – Luxball HDR – OpenCL CPUs + GPUs rating: 25689 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – 3DSMax: 131.69 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – Catia: 92.39 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – Creo: 128.68 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – Power: 15.05 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – Maya: 159.94 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – Medical: 39.75 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – Showcase: 75.55 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – SNX: 14.68 (UV);
- SPECviewerf 13 – SW: 68.00 (UV).
It’s value noting that a few of the Blender CUDA renders should not appropriate with the GeForce RTX chip, that’s why a Quadro RTX 3000 can be most popular for this type of masses.
The RTX 2060 ought to have an edge in video games, and we examined a couple of titles on the display screen’s native FHD+ decision.
|Far Cry 5 (DX 11, Extremely Preset, SMAA)||79 fps|
|Center Earth: Shadow of Mordor (DX 11, Extremely Preset)||109 fps|
|Rise of Tomb Raider (DX 12, Very Excessive Preset, FXAA)||60 fps|
|Shadow of Tomb Raider (DX 12, Highest Preset, TAA)||65 fps|
|The Witcher Three: Wild Hunt (DX 11, Extremely Preset, Hairworks On Four)||60–92 fps|
- Battlefield V, The Witcher Three – recorded with Fraps/in-game FPS counter in marketing campaign mode;
- Far Cry 5, Center Earth, Tomb Raider video games – recorded with the included Benchmark utilities.
We haven’t reviewed the RTX Quadro 3000 model of the StudioBook Professional W700 for an apples to apples comparability, and actually, we’ve solely examined a single implementation of this Quadro chip. Primarily based on these scores, the RTX 2060 delivers higher fps leads to video games, however in actuality, the 2 chips are practically equivalent, with solely software program setting them aside, so the variations could possibly be smaller with better-optimized drivers sooner or later.
The HWinfo logs beneath present the CPU and GPU speeds and temperatures in Farcry 5, Shadow of Mordor and Witcher Three on the inventory Turbo Profile.
And right here’s how the undervolt impacts the efficiency and particularly the temperatures, each on the CPU and the GPU.
Lastly, we ran Witcher Three with the laptop computer unplugged, however the expertise lacked in consistency, with the identical energy and frequency variations we’ve encountered within the Luxmark stress check. Meaning gaming or different complicated CPU+GPU masses are too powerful for this laptop computer to deal with whereas working on battery.
Noise, Warmth, Connectivity, audio system, and others
The StudioBook 17 H700GV will get a fancy thermal module, with two followers and a number of heat-pipes and heat-plates unfold over the CPU/GPU. There’s no plate on high of the VRMs on the high, which is a bit of shocking.
This cooling design is able to taming the Xeon/RTX 2060 configuration, as defined above. Nonetheless, the CPU and GPU attain excessive temperatures in demanding masses on this configuration, and a good bit of warmth is transferred onto the outside chassis as nicely. Nonetheless, solely the underside half goes previous 50 levels Celsius, across the thermal module, and elevating the laptop computer from the desk does assist decrease these temperatures.
The followers run pretty quietly even on the Turbo profile. With video games and stress exams, they ramp as much as about 43-44 dB at head-level. In addition they stay lively with day by day use, however at 33-35 dB are hardly audible in a traditional room. On this unit I not noticed the high-pitch roar that I observed on the StudioBook Professional 17 pattern, and likewise haven’t observed any coil whine or different electrical noises both.
*Each day Use – streaming Netflix on EDGE for 30 minutes, on Auto profile (followers ~ 33-35 dB)
*Load – enjoying Far Cry 5 for 30 minutes, on Turbo UV profile (followers ~ 43-44 dB)
For connectivity, the StudioBook Professional will get Intel’s newest Wifi 6 AX200 chip in a 2×2 implementation. It carried out flawlessly with our setup, each close to the router and at 30+ ft away, with obstacles in between. Asus additionally consists of an USB-to-Lan adapter within the pack, in case you want a wired Web connection.
A set of audio system is positioned on the laptop computer’s backside entrance edge, with averagely sized chambers. The sound comes out alright, with none distortions, common volumes (as much as 75-76 dB at head stage) and truthful high quality. It’s nonetheless fairly missing within the lows, however the bass shouldn’t be terrible and noticeable from round 100 Hz. You’ll, nevertheless, really feel the vibrations into the arm-rest at volumes above 50%, and that may get annoying.
Additionally, be certain that to not cowl these audio system whereas utilizing the pc on the lap, it could possibly take an additional toll on the sound high quality.
Lastly, the StudioBook will get an HD webcam on the high of the display screen, flanked by microphones. It’s just about a regular laptop computer digicam, solely ok for infrequent use.
Asus affords the StudioBook 17 H700 with a small 57 Wh battery, which is that this laptop computer’s main offender. You do get Optimus, however there’s no well past its small measurement. Moreover, for some purpose, this pattern additionally ran much less effectively than the Core i7/ Quadro T2000 variant reviewed within the StudioBook Professional.
Right here’s what we bought on our overview unit, with the display screen’s brightness set at round 120 nits (~60 brightness).
- 15 W (~Four- h of use) – textual content enhancing in Google Drive, Higher Battery Mode, display screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 12.Eight W (~Four h 25 min of use) – 1080p fullscreen video on Youtube in Edge, Higher Battery Mode, display screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 10.5 W (~5+ h of use) – Netflix fullscreen in Edge, Higher Battery Mode, display screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 22 W (~Three h of use) – looking in Edge, Higher Efficiency Mode, display screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON;
- 55 W (~1 h of use) – Luxmark, Max Efficiency Mode, display screen at 60%, Wi-Fi ON.
Asus bundles this configuration with a 230 W power-brick. It weighs about 760 grams, and that’s necessary to remember, as you’ll just about should convey the charger alongside more often than not. I’m undecided whether or not USB-C charging is supported, I don’t have the best charger round to attempt it out.
Worth and availability
The ProArt StudioBook 17 H700GV is offered on the time of this text and begins at $1999 for the i7-9750H/16 GB RAM/1 TB SSD configuration. That’s in actual fact equivalent to the i7-9750H/RTX Quadro 3000 model of the StudioBook Professional W700, which I discover shocking, as I might have anticipated the GeForce model to have a extra aggressive pricing scheme on its facet.
Outdoors the US Asus appears to solely provide higher-tier, and thus dearer, configurations of the StudioBook Professional, which leaves the usual StudioBook as the one extra reasonably priced variant.
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With that in thoughts, if each the StudioBook H700GV and the StudioBook Professional W700G3T can be found in your area for a similar worth, I see little or no purpose to selected the previous over the latter. Sure, the RTX 2060 is maybe barely sooner in video games, however then this isn’t a gaming laptop computer to start with, because it solely comes with a 60 Hz display screen. Therefore, if gaming is what you’re after, you’ll discover higher worth, options and efficiency elsewhere.
These ProArt StudioBooks primarily shine as work computer systems, and the RTX Quadro 3000 chip within the Professional variations is healthier suited to Blender, computations and picture/video rendering, therefore the Professionals are those to get. Moreover, if a transportable building shouldn’t be a should, the StudioBook Professional X can also be value greater than a glance, with enhancements in efficiency, thermals, and options.
In all equity, pricing and configurations may range in your area, so the non-Professional model may make sense with a reduction over an identical RTX Quadro 3000 Professional mannequin.
Nonetheless, each these 17 -inch StudioBooks are stable efforts from Asus on this area of interest of cell workstations. They’re compact and light-weight for his or her class, properly crafted, pack a productivity-oriented 16:10 show and test the best bins in relation to efficiency, thermals and noise ranges. Alternatively, the brief battery life and poor efficiency whereas unplugged are culprits you’ll have to simply accept.