ASUS EXPERTBOOK B9 (2021) WITH 11TH-GEN INTEL CORE PROCESSORS, 14-INCH DISPLAY
Asus has unveiled the Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) .The laptop aims to meet productivity requirements in a thin, light, and sturdy design. The ExpertBook B9 sports an 11th Gen Intel processor, along with 65W fast charge support, up to 16GB LPDDR4X RAM, up to 1TB SSD, and is built with military-grade materials. Asus has first introduced the ExpertBook B9 in the CES 2021 event held in January as the lightest 14-inch laptop in the world. The new ExpertBook B9 laptop comes with model number B9400 and it offers similar features that we saw in the first generation ExpertBook B9 laptop. This means that you get a laptop with an ergonomic design and tons of privacy features. There’s one major change though: Asus has updated the processor.
THIN & LIGHT
Lighter, stronger, and more portable
We’ve trimmed all excess bulk from ExpertBook B9 and encased it in a durable, magnesium-lithium alloy chassis, so it weighs a featherlight 880 g.2 Superslim bezels enable a 14 inch display to fit into ExpertBook B9’s 13 inch class chassis, making it extremely compact. Slip your ExpertBook B9 into a briefcase so itʹs with you all the time for productivity in and out of the office.
Get the job done, effortlessly
No task is too great for the ultracompact ExpertBook B9: it helps you get work done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Itʹs powered by up to 11th gen Intel Core™ i7 vPro® processor with Iris Xe graphics and superfast intel WiFi 6, providing quick and responsive computing, network and graphical performance with enterprise-grade manageability. It also features two SSDs to provide huge up to dual 2 TB capacity and faster speed, and supports RAID technology19 for improved data reliability or faster operation. ExpertBook B9 is also a verified Intel Evo laptop, so you can be assured it offers the very best in performance, efficiency, and connectivity.
Lasts longer, charges faster
ExpertBook B9 will never let you down throughout the business day or a long-haul flight. It provides all-day battery life on a single charge. On top of that, fast-charge technology lets you recharge the battery to up to 60% capacity in as little as 39 minutes6, so you’re up and running in no time.
- Video playback-17hrBattery life
- Office productivity-13hrBattery life
- Up to66Whli-polymer battery
Comprehensive connectivity with no compromise
Despite its thin profile, ExpertBook B9 is loaded with I/O ports. These include cutting-edge Thunderbolt™ 4, the next generation of the universal cable connectivity solution that offers support for the next-level USB 4 interface, 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, 4K display output, and fast charging. The laptop offers USB Type-A and an HDMI output, plus wired network connectivity with a MAC address pass-through for easy device management. ExpertBook B9 supports up to three 4K external displays.
Military-grade toughness and build quality
To be strong enough for all your travels, ExpertBook B9 is solidly built with magnesium-lithium alloy and structural reinforcement for increased chassis strength. It meets next-level and industry-leading MIL-STD 810H US military tests, which is more rigorous and demanding than ever before. It also undergoes stringent in-house testing including panel-pressure, shock and drop tests to ensure durability, so there’s no need to worry about everyday knocks and bumps.
Next-level two-way AI noise-canceling audio technology for business
To level up professional conferencing, ExpertBook B9 has AI-powered noise-canceling technology that employs sophisticated machine-learning techniques. The technology includes both an upstream function to filter noise around the speaker, and a downstream function to eliminate noise from the person at the other end of the conversation. This ensures minimal distraction for high-quality communication, so it’s just like being in the room with other people. It also includes shortcut keys to enable the technology or mute the microphones with simple clicks.
ExpertBook B9 delivers top-notch audio, thanks to four omnidirectional far-field microphones, smart-amplifier technology and Harman/Kardon-certified speakers. The mics are located on the display’s upper bezel to ensure the optimal position to capture your voice, while the ASUS Golden Ear team worked with renowned audio experts Harman/Kardon to ensure true surround-sound cinema-quality audio.
Get to work faster with AdaptiveLock
With its smart proximity sensor ExpertBook B9 doesn’t keep you waiting. The moment you sit ASUS AdaptiveLock detects your presence and uses an integrated infrared camera to recognize your face and log you in — allowing you to get to work without lifting a finger. Then, when you step away, ExpertBook B9 automatically locks itself, protecting both your laptop and your data.
Ultimate input experience
From its keyboard to its touchpad, typing and cursor control on ExpertBook B9 is a pleasant experience, thanks to a host of features and improvements that enhance productivity and comfort.
The frameless 14-inch NanoEdge display on ExpertBook B9 is a true masterpiece, giving you an immersive, near edge-to-edge viewing experience. The anti-glare panel reduces unwanted reflections, too, ensuring vibrant visuals even in bright environments, and reduces instances of eyestrain even after hours of viewing.
- 4mm-Thin bezel
- 94%-Screen-to-body ratio11
Alexa with built-in light bar
Alexa12 makes it easy to get through the day, hands-free. Ask Alexa to schedule meetings, read your emails, plan a route or even request a ride. It’s a smarter, more efficient way to get things done. A dedicated light bar illuminates when you speak to Alexa. Just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
Seamless PC-to-phone integration
The Link to MyASUS13 function seamlessly links your ExpertBook B9 to your mobile phone. Transfer files and website addresses, receive pop-up notifications, read and send messages, accept or make calls, and mirror screens — all on your ExpertBook B9.
Apart from this, it comes with MyAsus app, which lets you use your phone with your laptop seamlessly in a way that is similar to how Samsung phones connect with Windows 10 laptops. Additionally, it has tons of security features such as TPM 2.0 security chip, Kensington lock slot, and ASUS Business Manager and lock control to USB storage devices for added security.
Now, the question that you have been waiting for me to answer: should you buy it or not? Well, a simple answer to this question is a yes. The Asus ExpertBook B9 is light in weight and heavy in features. It is easy on the eyes and comfortable in terms of usage. It has ample security and connectivity features that make it ideal for both business and personal usage. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that it is easily one of the best Windows laptops in the market right now.