Here Comes the World's Lightest 14" Business Laptop - the ASUS ExpertBook B9
The days of young professionals flexing their MacBook Airs at meetings are over - the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is here to take its place as the must-have compact business companion.
Weighing in at a mere 870 grams, the ExpertBook B9 is the world's lightest business laptop. Its diminutive magnesium-lithium alloy exterior belies its power, with its 14.9mm-thin profile concealing up to a 10th Gen Intel Core vPro i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, 2 ultrafast 2TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and 2 Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI ports.
The frameless 4-sided NanoEdge display enables ASUS to fit a 14" panel into a standard 13" laptop chassis, providing a glorious 94% screen-to-body ratio. Even more impressively, they managed to retain a webcam on the top bezel instead of positioning it as a keyboard pop-up (showing off your mighty triple chins) or doing away with it altogether.
It also boasts up to 24 hours of battery (depending on the variant you get), which means you can do without lugging the charger around with you to meetings. To sweeten the deal, you'll also enjoy quality-of-life features such as ASUS' signature ErgoLift hinge for a more comfortable typing experience, built-in Amazon Alexa support, as well as a Harman Kardon optimised audio system. The ASUS NumberPad 2.0 - which allows you to toggle a digital numpad display on the touchpad - also makes a welcome appearance.
Being a business laptop that travels extensively with you, security and durability are even more important than ever. On top of passing rigorous MIL-STD-810G testing, the ExpertBook B9 also comes with an integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keep business-critical data safe, as well as a built-in IR camera to allow biometric logins for personal privacy.
Finally, the ExpertBook B9 includes the latest version of the MyASUS software which creates a seamless link between your laptop and mobile devices using the Link to MyASUS mobile app (scheduled for release in early 2020). Apart from enabling easy sharing of files and links, you can also access files remotely anytime, anywhere. The screen mirroring and screen extender functions also allow for seamless multitasking.
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 comes in multiple variants to suit your individual needs, with prices ranging from RM6,299 to RM9,299. For more details, you can check out the official product page on ASUS' website.