the most POWERFUL laptop.


– Hey guys, this is
Austin, and I have found the world’s most powerful laptop. Yeah, the actual world’s
most powerful laptop. ASUS was kind enough to sponsor our trip out here to IFA in Berlin, where they’re showing
off the StudioBook One. Now, I would love to show
you the StudioBook One. However, I mean, that one’s being used, and that one’s being used. Right, I see one. We have to go quickly. This thing is loaded with tons of specs, Core i9 processor,
Quadro RTX 6000 graphics, with a full 24 gigs of RAM for the GPU, not counting the 32
gigs of RAM for the CPU. And to top it all off, this
guy has a 4K 120Hz display. Oh, and did I mention that
all of the components are in the actual screen,
so that is, of course, hugely beneficial for cooling, where this thing can
cool a full 300 watts. Now, what they’ve done here
is by moving all of that over here, they’ve freed
up the bottom section to actually be fairly thin, so pretty much all you’ll see here is your keyboard, your TrackPad,
as well as your battery, which with some specs like this, I’m curious to see how long it lasts. Now, with the world’s fastest
laptop in front of me, there’s only really one thing I wanna do. They won’t mind, I’m sure. (screen beeps) So ASUS actually let us take the laptop, at least for the night. They literally need it
in the booth tomorrow. So we have the wonderful hotel setup. It’s 11 o’clock p.m., and we have to give the
laptop back in six hours. Let’s have some fun, shall we? So this goes with all
of the standard caveats that you would expect with
a pre-production device. So this won’t be out
until later this year. The drivers are certainly not final. In fact, if you open up
the video control panel, it just shows graphics device. You know, that wonderful GPU
known as the graphics device, that probably costs more than most laptops that you are watching this on right now. The graphics are really
what makes this thing shine. So this is the world’s first laptop with the Quadro RTX 6000 series. Now, if you’re not super
familiar with the Quadro series, let’s take the RTX 2080 Ti for comparison. The 2080 Ti has a mere 4,352 CUDA Cores, making it the undisputed
king among gaming GPUs. However this, this has 4,608
beautiful, sweet CUDA Cores. And to top it all off,
while the 2080 Ti has a measly 11 gigabytes of
VRAM, this has 24 gigabytes. Yes, you heard me right, 24 gigabytes of RAM for the graphics. And in fact, if you look
up this graphics card, you can purchase it for
the desktop right now for a cool $4,000. Now, could I take a guess to see what exactly this would cost in a laptop? Yes, I could. Is the gist of it that it’s
gonna be incredibly expensive, and really only for the
very top echelon of people who really need the
absolute max performance? Well yes, yes, that would be the case. Now, the StudioBook One is undoubtedly meant for incredibly demanding workloads. We’re talking 8K video editing, which actually we’re shooting
on an 8K RED right now, so we’ll be able to test that in a minute. However, when you put a Core i9 laptop with the world’s most
powerful GPU inside a laptop in front of me, well you
know what time it is. Yes, my friends, it’s time for Fortnite. – [Ken] Really? – Actually, I should’ve had that answer. – Really?
– Great, yes, yes. – [Ken] No. – Technically, when ASUS let me borrow it, they said don’t benchmark it, ’cause it’s not done, and that’s not fair. But a little bit of Fortnite
never hurt anyone, right? – [Ken] This video. – Whoa, dude, holy. Dude, the air comes out
the top of the case. Whoa, I didn’t realize that. So one of the things about this is that it has a very
unique cooling system. Because all the components are in the top, what it’s doing is it’s
pulling air in from the bottom, it actually blows the air sort of, not quite toward you, it kinda comes up. But do you see that? I didn’t even notice that before. This is literally the exhaust
on the top, behind the screen. Does no one in Germany play Fortnite? – [Ken] I love this country. – You know what? This is the most powerful system I’ve ever played Fortnite with. Because on paper, now
yes, the actual clocks are probably not as high as a 2080 Ti, but on paper, between the memory, as well as the raw size
and power of the GPU, this is more powerful than any other computer I’ve ever tried. And it’s in a laptop, which is
gently blowing in the breeze. Dude, so weird to feel the exhaust on top. So we’re getting 40 frames
per second at 4K Ultra. That’s pretty good. It would be better if I had
drivers that were meant to game. But I’m gonna play Fortnite regardless, even though this is a
completely ridiculous and stupid way to test the
world’s most powerful laptop. Oh look, chug juice. Wait, no, shield juice. Oh, look at that. My 4K display can see him from here. Wow.
(screen beeps) Why, hello there. It’s a few hours later, and I’ve got all the footage that we shot last night and imported it to the StudioBook. So the first thing here is that obviously, inside Resolve, 4K ProRes even with a LUT, even with some color grading,
completely butter smooth. Not really a big surprise. What’s more impressive is when we start to play back some 8K RAW footage. Now yes, you might drop a frame or two every once in a while, and a lotta that I chalk up to the fact that the drivers are definitely not done, but this is full 8K RED RAW footage playing back with color correction, with a LUT, and it’s running
at pretty much full speed. So yes, if you were curious,
it can in fact edit 8K footage. Now, if I was a real professional, I would show you like
AutoCAD or Maya or something, but I don’t know anything about those. So let’s go back to last night,
before I tested the editing. There’s some serious engineering that’s gone into this laptop. So, because there are so
many components in the top, it is a little bit screen heavy, however, they’ve done a really good job of not only weighing the hinge, but also by making the
mechanism very smooth. So you can see when you open it up, you do have that little bit of a gap, which is where the air comes in and is exhausted out the top. When you close the
laptop, it actually does turn out to be a fairly
lightweight, well, okay. I don’t wanna say lightweight, ’cause it’s actually fairly heavy. But it is a fairly thin chassis. I mean, considering that this is the most powerful laptop in the world at any price, at any kind of form factor, the fact that it is actually
fairly compact is a nice thing. So there are a total of three USB-C based Thunderbolt 3 ports, as well as the charger, which
I’ll get into in a second. However, there’s no USB-A,
there’s no SD card reader, and unless I’m missing something here, there’s not a headphone jack. Which is a little bit unusual. That might be something
they should add back in. Something kinda cool is the charger. So this is a 300 watt charger, which is actually really compact. If you guys have seen
some of our other videos, on these big, beefy laptops, a lotta times they use
two big power adapters that you have to lug around with you. However, because they’re
using gallium nitride, the charger is actually
pretty much the same size as pretty much any standard laptop, except that it puts out like what? Two, three times the same power. The rest of the basics
are definitely here. Now while the keyboard does have a little bit of a shallower
stroke, to me it seems fine. The TrackPad’s solid. Now you are losing some of
the ASUS special features. In fact, some of the
ones that are actually on some of its bigger brothers,
including this guy, the bigger brother to the
StudioBook, the Pro X. This has a larger display, it does have the little screen pad, which I personally find to be pretty cool, and importantly, you’ll
find all the ports you need. Really, even though
this is a larger laptop, it is a little bit of a
downgrade in some specs. It has a Quadro 5000 instead of a 6000, it uses a Xeon processor
instead of the Core i9, but this is really for
maximum performance, and this is a little bit more
of a a reasonable choice. A choice that most people
would probably make when they’re getting a workstation laptop. Something else they
announced is their brand new ProArt PA32UCG display. This is very much aimed at
Apple’s own Pro Display XDR, and it matches it in a lot of specs. Same size, same incredibly
bright 1,000 nits of brightness, as well as it does support
HDR, it’s got Thunderbolt. Really the only downside to this display it that it runs in a mere 4K, as opposed to the 6K of the Apple panel. However, the nice thing is is that ASUS is almost definitely going to include the stand. And it probably will cost a
whole lot less than $6,000. However, it won’t be out until next year. But this is actually a
display I’m super excited for. The StudioBook One is
a ridiculous machine, and yet I kind of can’t help but love it. I mean sure, you’ve got
the world’s fastest thing going for it, mostly thanks to that ridiculous graphics card, but because you got
the interesting design, you’ve got the raw power,
and you’ve got something which is legitimately different. I mean, there’s a lot to like here. Except well, maybe making payments on it. But it’s okay. The world’s best doesn’t
usually come cheap. And if it does, you
should ask more questions. Because that seems suspicious. It’s not cool. You don’t want the
world’s best cheap thing. You want the world’s best best thing.

100 thoughts on “the most POWERFUL laptop.

  1. That's a lot of GPU VRAM and I want it. FCPX can use all 8GB I throw at it for my 5 to 10 minute timelines. So, I can only imagine how much better my machine would run with more VRAM. (:

  2. Too many people I know say that Quadro cards are not good for gaming, LOL. I can confirm as someone who uses Quadro they most definitely are and if you want to run almost any game that exists in the maximum settings then Quadro is the way to go.

    Side note: if you purchase the really cheap Quadro P400 2gb it actually has between 4 and 6 GB but on average it's between 5.5 and 6 but they don't seem to realise it, and that's dedicated VRAM for like cheap as chips for those of you who are on a budget, this is hands down the best budget GPU you can possibly get for about $100 AUD(Australian) whatever that converts to for whoever cares👍

  3. is noone going to mention how he stayed up all night just to shoot this video? that too in between attending that expo thing! dedication! m/

  4. i do not understand why you have to buy all that expensive cameras and machinery to shoot a 8k video that 95% of people will see at 1080p or less

  5. Did anyone notice that Austin changed the video title from ‘We stole the most powerful laptop’ to ‘the most powerful laptop’ ?

  6. sorry Austin but it's not the world's most powerful GPU the world's most powerful CPU is another Quadro that Nvidia has that is 46 gigs of RAM on it and you can combine them both together and they'll share 96 gigs of RAM

  7. Quadro are more suited to workstation data sets than gaming not sure on the build style on this seems to be a huge headache to repair in the future.

  8. Hey guys this is Darren, so today we will review my low powered and super laggy laptop and its a thic and 20 lbs of weight . When you try playing fortnite it shutsdown your computer so you will do next is rage and smack your computer that will make your laptop even more broken.

    Thank you for reading this nonsense comment.😊

  9. i have 15 gigs in my cpu and gpu on the envy hp and i got it 1 and a half years ago it runs real well after seeing this vid i think i may try to upgrade to a 24 24 gigs and it will be very crazy as i will definetly have the fastest runing electronic in my house thanks to watching your really cool vids ive been watching now for 1 year now but i never would completly watch that often but whithin like 1 week ive watched over half your vids and yes im addicted to them

  10. Good idead to put the heat source right underneath the screen LOL wtf? Where they drunk while coming up with this idea?

  11. Austin: Core i9 processor, 4K 120Hz screen, $4,000 Quadro GPU, this is the MOST powerful laptop!
    Me: Is watching the video on my ThinkPad T430s with a second gen i7 and 2 hour battery life

  12. Why do people try to bench gaming laptops with Fortnite?… How about Rise of the Tomb Raider, Witcher 3 especially…… The Witcher 3 in of itself is a benchmarking tool while you play the game….

  13. Fortnite? To test the most POWERFUL laptop in the world? Like…. Even Minecraft with Ray Tracing would be more impressive

  14. So can you play games like warcraft or pubg in a studiobook?? I've been choosing between buying this or a gaming laptop. I play games, but I also want to create content.

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