Asus bets big on creative tablet powered by Qualcomm's fastest CPU yet — ProArt PZ13 weighs just 850g and has a full-size detachable keyboard but no discrete GPU

Asus ProArt PZ13
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Taking to the virtual stage during the annual Computex expo, Asus unveiled a series of new high-performance ProArt laptops, including the ultracompact and ultraportable ProArt PZ13 model.

Positioned as a versatile tool for hybrid and on-the-go creatives, the 13-inch model features a detachable keyboard, allowing it to fully transform into a powerful AI-enhanced tablet.

Like the two other ProArt models released during the event, the ProAt PZ13 is being sold as a Copilot+ laptop, meaning that it will join the likes of Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung in offering more than 40 TOPS for powerful on-device AI.

The Asus ProArt PZ13 is a laptop and a tablet in one

With looks more akin to a tablet but components more aligned with powerful laptops, the ProArt PZ13 takes on the likes of the new Microsoft Surface Pro, also a Copilot+ PC.

Certifying it as an AI-capable model, the PZ13 uses a Snapdragon X Series processor with up to 16GB LPLLR5 RAM and up to 1TB SSD storage.

It features a 2880x1800 3K OLED display, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP IR front-facing camera. Ports are simple, and consist of a pair of USB4 Type-C connections and an SD card reader. Physical volume buttons are also built into the design, and connectivity is powered by Wi-Fi 7.

Key to its success will be its almost feather-like 850g weight, which makes it lighter than both the Surface Pro (900g) and other convertible and tablet-style laptops.

An IP52 rating promises a strong level of protection against the elements, but while it’s not fully waterproof, it has been tested between -30 and 70 degrees Celsius, at 15,000 feet and in direct sunlight, making it a strong choice for those spending any amount of time outdoors.

Available to pre-order now, the Asus ProArt PZ13 will include a three-month Adobe Creative Suite subscription and a six-month CapCut Pro subscription. It’s set to cost £1,199.99, positioning it next to the $999.99 Surface Pro and the $1,299 13-inch M4-powered iPad Pro.

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