Asus has just announced a new lineup of business laptops from the ExpertBook series. The ExpertBook series is known for its portability as well as power and toughness. It has been a year since we reviewed the last Expertbook and this year, Asus has brought back new ExpertBook models: the ExpertBook B1 series, ExpertBook B5, ExpertBook B5 Flip, and ExpertBook B9.
ExpertBook B1 series
The ExpertBook B1 series comes with two variants: the 14” ExpertBook B1400 and 15.6” ExpertBook B1500. Both models are both powered by the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor, along with 8 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. In terms of connectivity, the laptops feature multiple ports including a Thunderbolt 4, VGA, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, USB 2.0, a HDMI port, a LAN port, a micro SD card slot, and an audio combo jack.
The ExpertBook B1400 weighs 1.45 kg with an 84% screen-to-body ratio, while the ExpertBook B1500 comes at 1.72 kg with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Despite their weights, both laptops are equipped with military-grade construction and an aluminium alloy lid.
For security, they have a power-key fingerprint sensor, a shielded webcam, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0.
The ExpertBook B1400 powered by the Intel Core i7 processor is priced at RM4,399. The ExpertBook B1400 powered by the Intel Core i5 processor with 512 GB of storage is priced at RM3,759 while its counterpart with 256 GB is priced at RM3,599. Meanwhile, the ExpertBook B1500 comes at RM3,759.
ExpertBook B5 and ExpertBook B5 Flip
The ExpertBook B5 laptops weigh 1 kg with the top and bottom cover built from pure aluminium while the rest of the body is made of magnesium-aluminium alloy. The series is powered by an up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, along with Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and Intel Wi-Fi 6. The ExpertBook B5 comes in both traditional clamshell and 360° convertible flip designs.
The laptops have up to 14 hours of battery life with a fast-charging system that takes only 39 minutes to complete 60% of charging. Besides equipping the same security features as the ExpertBook B1 series, the ExpertBook B5 laptops also sport AI-powered noise cancellation technology.
The ExpertBook B5 powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor is available at RM5,199 while the ExpertBook B5 powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor is available at RM4,299. The ExpertBook B5 Flip powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor is priced at RM5,599 whereas its counterpart powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor is priced at RM4,999.
The ExpertBook B9 has an 11th Gen Intel processor and Iris Xe graphics, and Wi-Fi 6. Other features include Thunderbolt 4 which supports the USB4 interface, 40 Gbps data transfer speed, dual 4K display output, as well as standard USB Type-A and HDMI outputs. The 14” laptop features 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and a 1 TB SSD with Raid 0 and Raid 1 support.
The laptop packs a 66 Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery that can last for a whole working day. Built for working professionals, the laptop is equipped with AI noise cancellation technology for undisturbed calls and AdaptiveLock for rapid login.
The ExpertBook B9 is available at RM7,989.