Massive with Colorful Features. ASUS ProArt Display PA329CV Review

I’m not new to larger-than-life computer screens. Having used an iMac since 2009 and purchasing a 27-inch professional monitor a couple of years ago, I thought I’d gotten used to seeing images on a big screen. It’s only a handful of inches larger, but the ASUS ProArt Display PA329CV monitor looked a lot bigger than the monitor I own. The size isn’t the only thing going for this 4K resolution monitor, as it’s packed with many features aimed at professional creatives in the imaging field. Its got 100% sRGB and 100% Rec. 709 color space coverage. The integrated USB-C port supports file transfers to your attached computer and 90W charging capabilities. With the Vesa-certified DisplayHDR rating at 400 nits, it’s bright enough for most professionals.

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ASUS Shows Off New Monitors and PCs for Photographers at CES 2021

New ASUS Ryzen, Intel-powered PCs, and a new monitor with a unique feature will be released early in 2021.

We talk a lot about new cameras and lenses, but we seldom discuss the importance of your editing rigs. With cameras becoming more powerful and file sizes becoming bigger, having a pretty beefy PC is important. Having color-accurate monitors is also vital if you want your work to look its best. CES 2021 is virtual this year, but it doesn’t stop us from looking at the new gear that will be arriving. ASUS is looking to continue helping photographers and creators with new PCs. There’s even a new monitor that should help speed up editing as well. Join us after the break for all the details.

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The ASUS ProArt StudioBook One Wants $10,000 From Photographers

The Asus ProArt StudioBook One has been born to handle your 8K video and high-resolution images, but is it worth it?

The photography world is evolving at a blistering pace. It wasn’t too long ago that 24MP camera sensors were considered the cream of the crop, and 1080P video was king, but, in a few short years, we have seen a jump to 61MP and even 100MP sensors in consumer cameras, and video capabilities jumping up to 8K. While this is all well and good, the equipment required to comfortably process images and video at these resolutions has needed to improve too. The new ASUS ProArt StudioBook One will be able to handle everything you throw at it, but it’s $10,000! After the break, we will take a look at what your money will get you, and we will talk about if our desires for more resolution is worth it.

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Windows PCs: 3 Great iMac and Macbook Alternatives for Photographers

There are a few Windows PCs on the market geared towards photographers and creatives that give the Macbook and iMac a run for their money.

For quite some time, Macbooks and iMacs have been favored by photographers and creatives due to their ease of use and excellent product support, but times are changing. Many PC manufacturers are now creating Windows PCs aimed directly at a market Apple has been cultivating for years. We have to say there are now some fantastic Windows laptops and desktops on the market that give iMacs and Macbooks a great run for their money. We have rounded up all of the Windows PCs we have reviewed so that you can see if the time has come for you to make the switch, or if you need to replace your older computer.

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An Imperfect MacBook Pro Alternative: Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 Review

The Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 laptop is a decent MacBook Pro alternative for photographers and creatives with some questionable omissions.

For a long time, MacBook Pros were the go-to option for photographers and creatives in need of a mobile computing solution. That’s no longer the case with the recent influx of competitively priced and highly capable Windows mobile workstations. The Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 is one such example, packing a lot of firepower under the hood at a reasonable price. For US $1,999, you’re getting an Intel i7-9750H Hexa-core processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 discrete GPU, 32 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of solid-state storage. To top it off, it’s got a stunning Pantone validated 4K display that covers 100% of the AdobeRGB color space. The spec sheet certainly looks impressive, but how well does it perform in the real world? Find out in our Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 full review.

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New Computers Announced at CES 2020 Will Make Creators Lives Easier

The computers we are seeing at CES 2020 show that technology in this space is advancing at a rapid pace.

The annual consumer electronics show (CES) kicked off earlier this week, and there have already been some exciting announcements in regard to upcoming photography gear like the Nikon D780. Another segment that has caught our eye, though, is the computer segment. Unless you still shoot film, you need a computer to access and process your RAW files. Some fascinating laptops will be hitting shelves in the not too distant future, which could really help with creating media and photo editing. Join us after the break to see some of the most radical computers announced at CES 2020 so far.

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The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 14″ and Below (Mid 2017)

The laptop market, and computing in general really, is constantly changing with new processors, updated batteries, more color accurate displays. It can be hard for a photographer to wade through all of that when it comes time to purchase your next mobile photo processing machine, and so today we have decided to take a look at the current state of the market to make some recommendations regarding what options out there are currently the best options for photographers.

There are a lot of laptops out there though, and not everyone is looking for the same things, so for this post we are focusing our attention on laptops with a screen size of 14-inches or less. These laptops are the most common for photographers who travel with their gear, as larger laptops are usually more of an issue to travel with. So with this one caveat about size (we plan on talking about 15″ and up in another post), here are our selections for the top laptops on the market right now for photographers.  Continue reading…

Review: Asus Zenbook Pro uX501 Laptop

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We’re very particular about our laptops: and by us, I’m not just talking about the Phoblographer staff. Photographers in general are very particular about what they use and for many great reasons, we tend to steer towards MacBook Pros. But photographers started looking for other options years ago when Apple stopped allowing us to change the RAM and other parts of our computers–but this exodus happened more with those of us who edit and shoot video more frequently.

So when the Asus uX501 was pitched to us for review, we were incredibly careful when it came to figuring out if it’s worth reviewing or not. But with a solid spec sheet for photographers, it seemed like something too good to pass up.

Boasting a display with a 94% sRGB gamut coverage, 3840 x 2160 Native Resolution, Thunderbolt ports, 15.6 inches of real estate space for you to edit (touch enabled), 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, a 2.6 GHz Intel i7-4720HQ processor, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics it seems pretty solid, right?

Right?

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Review: Asus Zenfone 2 Camera

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Though we don’t review many phones on the site, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some incredible ones out there that make picture taking a better experience. Take for example all of the hype that was behind the recently released Asus Zenfone 2. Touted as being powerful enough to be a serious camera and having DSLR like features, there is still no way that this can replace a dedicated camera despite how much Asus may say it can. However, they’re making a couple of accessories like a flash that make taking photos better in certain situations.

With a 13MP rear camera sensor from Toshiba, five glass elements in the f2 lens, and a couple of cool features like an HDR mode, the phone has quite a lot going for it on top of manual controls. Unfortunately, it has its vices too.

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Asus Targets the iPad Crowd With the Transformer Pad Infinity

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

At Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, Asus just presented the Transformer Pad Infinity, an Android tablet that seems to be targetet directly at the iPad crowd–which comprises of loads of photographers. With hi-dpi screens becoming more and more the standard in mobile computing devices, Asus jumped onto the bandwagon and fitted its latest Android tablet with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel IPS panel, significantly out-resolving the latest generation of Retina iPads. In addition to the gorgeous 10″ screen, the Transformer Pad Infinity sports a 1.9 GHz Tegra 4 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage (extendable), the usual wireless connectivity and the capability to output a 4K UHD signal via HDMI (to select screens.)

The Transformer Pad Infinity can be fitted with an optional keyboard dock that will deliver extra power as well as additional periphery ports such as USB 3.0 and an SD card slot. All this goodness combined with the numerous photo-related apps in the Google Play Store make this a viable option for photographers versus the current iPad model. Release date and pricing haven’t been disclosed yet.

Via AndroidPIT