Entrepreneurs often opt for laptops such as from Apple due to its lightweight, premium quality and portable enough to fit even in the smallest bag. ASUS on the other hand, introduces their all new ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450) that mostly targeted towards entrepreneurs and business professionals.
According to ASUS further, the ExpertBook B9 is a successor to ASUS’s ExpertBook series with enhanced engineering by improving performance, durability and design that results the ExpertBook B9 to be the world’s lightest business laptop. Thanks to its light-form factor and weighting around 870 grams with a 14.9mm-thin profile, the ExpertBook B9 was designed towards entrepreneurs and professionals.
ASUS releases the ExpertBook B9’s specification in detail to us. The general specification sheet was made publicly accessible, here:
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i7-10510 Processor|
Intel® Core™ i5-10210 Processor
Intel® vPro™ technology support(Optional)
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
Windows 10 Home
|Display||14” FHD (1920 x 1080), sRGB 100% (NTSC:72%), Anti-Glare, 300 nits brightness 4mm thin bezel, 94% screen-to-body ratio, Anti-glare|
|On Board Memory||8GB or 16GB|
|Storage||Dual M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4|
512GB / 1TB/ 2TB SSD (Up to dual 2TB)
|External Video Display Mode||HDMI 1.4|
|Integrated GPU||Intel® UHD Graphics 620|
|Video Camera||HD 720p CMOS module|
|Wireless Connectivity||WiFi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2|
|Interface||2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™(up to 40Gbps, DisplayPort and power delivery support)|
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x HDMI out, 1 x micro HDMI for LAN insert, 1 x Kensington® lock slot
1 x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack
|Audio||Quad 360° far-field microphones(Support noise cancellation)|
Built-in Stereo 2 W Speakers, Certified by Harman Kardon
|Grade Rating||US Military Grade MIL-STD 810G|
|NumberPad||Yes (Exclusive dual-function touchpad)|
|Built Material||Magnesium lithium|
|Weight||Starting from 0.87 kg with 33W battery|
|Dimension||32.0 (W) x 20.3 (H) x 1.49 (D) cm|
|AC adapter||65W AC Adapter, Plug Type : USB Type-C|
Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
|Battery||66Wh, 4-cell lithium-polymer battery|
33Wh, 2-cell lithium-polymer battery
|Keyboard type||Backlit Chiclet keyboard|
|Security||TPM 2.0 (Hardware TPM), Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera),|
Webcam shield, Fingerprint sensor, Kensington Lock Slot
ASUS Business Manager with secure drive setting and lock control to USB storage devices
|Certification||Energy star 7.0, EPEAT Gold, RoHS, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB|
|Warranty||3-year limited International hardware warranty.|
The ExpertBook B9 features four-sided frameless NanoEdge display that allows the laptop to fit in a 13-inch laptop chassis with 94% screen-to-body ratio. The laptop further, provides 24 surprising hours of runtime that fits the extensive work environment with additional comfort features such as ErgoLift hinge, built-in Amazon Alexa support and an audio system tuned by Harmon Kardon.
Next, the ExpertBook B9 powered by 10th Generation of Intel processor (optional in between i5-10210 or i7-10510), with ultrafast 2TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs and onboard memory up to 16GB. The laptop further features the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) card for a faster wireless experience required by most entrepreneurs to do a task either remotely or in an office, wirelessly.
Two Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI ports, also NumberPad 2.0 further helps the entrepreneurs to engage in any business scenarios. The chassis of the laptop was certified with US Military Grade MIL-STD 810G for its durability. The integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip further enhances the security of the data inside the laptop with the IR camera that only allows for biometric logins (you can either enable or disable it) as to increase the privacy of the entrepreneurs.
ExpertBook B9 finished in Star Black finishing that gives a premium feel when touching it. Housed in a chassis made from magnesium-lithium alloy, the B9 not only light, it is tough and according to ASUS further, it is more lighter compared to the previous magnesium-alloy models. The Expertbook B9 also, features MyASUS software as standard. The advantage of this software is, it allows integration with mobile devices for a seamless management that allows files or URL can be transferred remotely between the PCs and mobile devices. Another additional security feature was added, that allows you to tweak the status of the Remote File Access that can be turned on or off, depending on the scenarios.