ASUS officially pulled back the curtains on the ExpertBook B9 laptop. Unlike its gaming notebooks and VivoBook lineups, the ExpertBook B9 is a machine that has been designed for business professionals that prioritise performance, weight, and battery performance over everything else.
Starting with its internal hardware, the ExpertBook B9 houses either a 10th generation Intel Core i5-10210 or Core i7-10510 CPU, between 8GB and 16GB of RAM, and dual M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDs with storage capacities of up to 2TB. For its display, the machine sports a 14-inch Full HD NanoEdge, frameless panel with SRGB 100% colour accuracy and maximum brightness of 300 nits.
One of the ExpertBook B9’s key selling points, though, lies with its lightweight design; at a thickness of 14.9mm, the notebook has a maximum weight of 870g. Making it one of the lightest laptops in ASUS’ lineup. On that note, the battery within the ExpertBook B9 comes in two flavours, 33Whr and 66Whr. And yes, the overall weight of the notebook is affected by the choice of battery.
Above the board, the base of the ExpertBook B9 houses keyboard that is rated 10 million keystrokes, plus a trackpad equipped with ASUS’ proprietary NumberPad 2.0 technology. Allowing users to switch between a variety of functions. Ports-wise, the ExpertBook B9 houses 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, a USB-A 3.1 Gen2, one HDMI 1.4 port, a micro HDMI port, a Gigabit LAN port, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 retails for RM6299 for the base model, while the top-of-the-line variant of the notebook will retail for RM9299. The notebook is already available at all authorised resellers and official ASUS stores.