Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED (H5600) Review – Gadgets 360

December 17, 2021 by No Comments

The “Creator” laptop category emerged a few years ago when manufacturers realised that a large number of buyers need serious processing power for tasks such as photo and video editing, 3D modelling, and animation. Over the years, laptops have become slimmer and lighter but have also ditched a number of features and design elements that power users might want or need – with the exception of the gaming laptop segment. Unfortunately, gaming laptops also tend to be flashy and so they didn’t completely fit the bill. Hardware companies have now begun to cater specifically to pro users who need power as well as portability.

You might have seen Asus ProArt monitors before – calibrated, high-end models aimed specifically at colour-sensitive creative pros. The company has recently expanded this sub-brand to include laptops, PCs, and even peripherals, all with specific tweaks and optimisations for creative workflows. You won’t find flashy RGB accents or any emphasis on overclocking here. In fact, the ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED (H5600) has been designed specifically for power users, with features you won’t see on everyday laptops. Some of these might be unnecessary, but others could have wide appeal beyond the intended target audience. Here’s an in-depth review so you can decide whether it’s worth investing in such a specialised laptop.

The jog dial is one of the main features that sets the ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED apart from mainstream laptops


Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED (H5600) price in India

Internationally, Asus lists different versions of the ProArt 16 StudioBook OLED with processors from both Intel and AMD, and interestingly there’s even an Intel Xeon-powered option. GPU options also include mainstream as well as workstation-oriented parts from Nvidia. The company has so far announced only the H5600 model here, which comes in four variants, all with mainstream AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs.

The Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED (H5600) is priced starting at Rs. 1,69,990 with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. The specific variant I’m testing is the top-end one, which features a Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD. This is priced at Rs. 2,19,990 in India. The two variants priced in between, at Rs. 1,79,990 and Rs. 1,99,990 offer different balances of CPU vs GPU power so you can choose the one that’s most appropriate to your workload and budget.

The ProArt StudioBook 16 is relatively portable and battery life is surprisingly good


Asus ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED (H5600) design and features

The ProArt StudioBook 16 arrives in an enormous box that also contains a backpack and a separate compartment for the chunky 240W charger. For a fully loaded 16-inch laptop, the ProArt StudioBook 16 OLED is still fairly portable. It’s up to 21.4mm thick which isn’t too much bulkier than today’s mainstream models, but it is quite deep at 264mm front to back. The weight of 2.4kg is reasonable but do remember that the charger is quite heavy too. The exterior is matte black with an anti-fingerprint coating. There are no flashy touches, but Asus is prioritising the ProArt sub-brand with a fairly large reflective logo in the centre of the lid. Overall, the look is utilitarian and sober.

The lid opens with one finger and the hinge feels solid. There’s only slight flex to the lid. A cutout at the base of the lid prevents air …….



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