Back in CES 2020, Asus announced the Asus ExpertBook B9 – the world’s lightest business laptop that weighs only 870g and has battery life of up to 12 hours. Running up to 10th generation Intel Core vPro i7 processors, this military-grade Asus ExpertBook B9 has officially arrived in Malaysia.
Asus ExpertBook B9 – Specifications
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i7-10510 Processor|
Intel® Core™ i5-10210 Processor
Intel® vPro™ technology support(Optional)
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro(ASUS recommends 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 / 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)|
|Build Material||Magnesium lithium|
|Intel Project Athena-certified||Yes|
|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.|
Weighing in at just 870 grams with a 14.9mm-thin profile, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 is the world’s lightest business laptop. It also has a near bezel-less sides NanoEdge display, with the bezels being only 4mm thin. This also gives it a 94% screen-to-body ratio, having a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch chassis. Depending on which variant you’re getting, you can get up to 24 hours of battery life too. On top of that, it also has built-in Amazon Alexa support, as well as a Harman Kardon-optimized audio system.
Powered by Intel’s 10th generation Core processors, it is paired with up to two ultrafast 2TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, and up to 16GB of RAM with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). It’s also got the full range of I/O ports which include two Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, USB-C, and USB-A. The trackpad also has Asus’ NumberPad 2.0 built right in. To increase security measures, the laptop is also Project Athena-certified, features integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip, built-in IR camera, and a fingerprint reader.
Made with Magnesium-lithium alloy, the Star Black finish on the ExpertBook B9 looks rather sleek. Other thoughtful design touches include the ErgoLift hinge for more comfortable typing sessions, a quad-microphone array that supports far-field and noise cancellation for videoconferencing, IR camera covers, and a light bar on the front of the laptop that activates when using built-in support for Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa.
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is also MIL-STD-810G certified, passing tests for drop tests, shock tests, vibration tests, high temperatures, low temperatures, days of 95% humidity, and hours of sand and dust exposure.
Be prepared to use the ExpertBook B9 for a full day’s work. The two-cell, 33Wh battery is rated for up to 12 hours of productivity, while an available 66Wh power source can last as long as 24 hours under the same workload. Fast-charging support brings either battery option up to 60% of maximum capacity in just 39 minutes.
That’s not all, the ExpertBook B9 includes the latest version of the MyASUS software. The software now allows you to link your smartphone to your ExpertBook B9 to perform:
- File transfer – Send files to/from your laptop/smartphone.
- URL transfer – Send links from your laptop straight to your smarphone’s browser.
- Phone calls – Answer phone calls right from your laptop.
- Remote file access – Retrieve files from your laptop with your smartphone.
- Screen mirroring – Use your smartphone right from the laptop’s screen.
- Screen extender – Turns your smartphone into a secondary display.
Pricing and Availability
The Asus ExpertBook B9 laptop arrives in Malaysia in five variants, and two versions – 33Wh battery model, and the 66Wh battery model. Their prices and configurations are listed as below:
MODEL PRODUCT VARIANT SPECS BATTERY RAM STORAGE SRP in MYR B9450F-ABM0278R i7-10510U / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD*2 (TPM) / 14″FHD / 4-CELL / 3 Years OSS / Win10 Pro 4CELL 16GB 2TB (1TB x 2) RM9,299 B9450F-ABM0242R i7-10510U / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (TPM) / 14″FHD / 4-CELL / 3 Years OSS / Win10 Pro 4CELL 16GB 1TB RM8,599 B9450F-ABM0238T i7-10510U / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / 14″FHD / 4-CELL / 3 Years OSS / Win10 4CELL 16GB 1TB RM8,299 B9450F-ABM0285R i5-10210U / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD (TPM) /14″FHD / 4-CELL / 3 Years OSS / Win10 Pro 4CELL 8GB 512G RM6,599 B9450F-ABM0284T i5-10210U / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD / 14″FHD / 2-CELL / 3 Years OSS / Win10 2CELL 8GB 512G RM6,299