(Friday, 23rd April 2021)Asus company has introduced a new laptop in India; Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021). It is specifically designed for business customers. It comes with a thin build that is rugged as well as is designed with the material meeting US military standards also. The new laptop has been launched with an 11th-generation Intel Core processor and comes with Intel Evo platform verification. It also shows these features – artificial intelligence (AI) based noise cancellation technology, Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, as well as 65W fast charging support.
The new device comes with a 66Wh battery and integrated fingerprint sensor as well as a biometric-login webcam. Earlier, the company first launched the laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) at CES 2021 in January as the successor to ExpertBook B9 of the last year. Important details regarding the new laptop including specifications and price are given here.
Asus ExpertBook B9 Specifications
The laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) comes with a 14-inch full-HD LED-backlit display featuring 400 nits peak brightness as well as an aspect ratio of 16:9. The display Resolution is 1,920×1,080 Pixels. Under the hood, one is free to choose between the 11th-generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor as well as the Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor. Depending on the model, it runs Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home.
Apart from the 8GB as well as 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM variants; the laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) also comes with Intel Xe graphics. As far as the storage is concerned; it has been launched with dual M.2 NVMe PCI 3.0 with a capacity of up to 2TB. Moreover, for even faster results, it comes with select SKUs with RAID 0 as well as RAID 1 support.
The laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) features a thin build and it is said to meet the MIL-STD 810H US military standards test as well. The weight of this 14.90mm thick laptop is 1.005kg.
The newly launched laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) carries up to four 360-degree far-field microphones as well as Harman Kardon-certified speakers. They help in making video calls when working from home. It (laptop) comes with an LED-backlit keyboard along with the Asus NumberPad 2.0 as well. In case when the numeric pad is not in use; the Asus NumberPad 2.0 doubles up as a touchpad. The laptop has been introduced with an Amazon Alexa integration along with a built-in light bar which illuminates during interaction with the virtual assistant as well.
So far the security is concerned; the laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) has an integrated fingerprint sensor. It also comes with a biometric-login webcam. To secure passwords as well as encryption keys offline, this laptop is capable of configuring with a Trusted Platform Module chip.
In terms of power, the laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) has a lithium-polymer battery of 66Whr that supports 65W fast charging over the USB Type-C interface. This battery will offer a full-day (power) usage on a single charge – the company says so. It is also touted that it can charge up to 60% of its maximum capacity in the time of just 49 minutes.
The latest laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) provides a series of input/output options; they are an audio combo jack, HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, as well as two Thunderbolt 4 ports. It comes with Bluetooth v5 and Wi-Fi 6 as well.
Asus ExpertBook B9 Price and availability
In India, the price of the laptop Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) starts at Rs. 1,15,498. In the coming days, it will go on sale via Asus Exclusive Stores as well as major commercial PC stores of the country.