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ASUS Introduces New ExpertBook B9 Laptop

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The world’s lightest business laptop comes with top-notch performance, durability and portability.

ASUS has announced the ExpertBook B9 laptop (B9450), the latest in the new ASUS ExpertBook series to provide unmatched performance, durability and design within the world’s lightest business laptop form factor. 

Speaking at the virtual launch of the brand's new business laptop, ASUS Southeast Asia Regional Director Jimmy Lin reveals that in Malaysia, ASUS is now the solid leader in the consumer PC industry with 28.4% market share and 35.2% in the Gaming PC market. 

"We need to complete the last piece of puzzle in the PC market, and so we offer you the commercial PC product line [in the form of the ASUS ExpertBook B9] to present a complete package of solutions whether in daily operation, business, government and also gaming," he said.

On the topic of the workforce in 2020, Lin further pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has somehow shifted our work patterns: many are pondering the need to go to the office every day, while some are hesitating to return to their daily commute once lockdown measures are lifted. 

"Regardless at home, at the office or on an airplane, we notice that digital generations nowadays do not tolerate outdated technology at the workplace. Some studies even highlighted that people are more likely to be effective at work if they have access to the technology of their choice. As mindsets change, technology has to evolve with them."

Lin also noted that in Malaysia, survey has indicated that there are 73% of Malaysians in the workforce, while 24% are entrepreneurs/self-employed and 3% are part timers.

"Regardless of their jobs, the need for greater flexibility is important in today’s generation. With business solutions from ASUS, we are ready to provide all the technology needs to make sure that we are able to empower you in every field of work."

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 unveiled

The new ExpertBook-series laptops maintain the professional and reliable personality of ASUSPRO products, but add more innovation and flexibility to the DNA to meet the requirements of modern businesses.

Weighing in at just 870 grammes with a 14.9mm-thin profile, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 is the world’s lightest business laptop. A frameless four-sided NanoEdge display means the B9’s 14-inch panel fits into a standard 13-inch laptop chassis with an astounding 94% screen-to-body ratio. 

Even with its small form factor, expect uninterrupted performance on the B9 with long-lasting battery life delivering up to an impressive 24 hours of runtime to get through the work day and more, with extra comfort features like the ErgoLift hinge for an improved typing experience, built-in Amazon Alexa support, and a Harman Kardon-optimised audio system.

Designed for business professionals on the go, the ExpertBook B9 delivers top-tier performance thanks to up to a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, dual-storage design with two ultrafast 2TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSDs, and up to 16GB of RAM next-gen connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). 

Stay prepared for any business scenario with full range of input/output options including two Thunderbolt™ 3 and HDMI ports and an exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 built into the touchpad for fast data entry. 

In addition to being built to last with military-grade durability, the B9 takes security seriously with an integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keep business-critical data safe, while a built-in IR camera allows for biometric logins for personal privacy.

Certified by Intel’s Project Athena as engineered for mobile performance, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 offers exceptional performance, fast connectivity, unmatched reliability, and rock-solid security.

Built for on-the-go business professionals

With its unique Star Black finish, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 has an understated but sleek aesthetic. Housed in a chassis milled from magnesium-lithium alloy, the B9 is tougher yet more lightweight than previous magnesium-alloy models, with a 14.9mm thin profile and weighing in at a mere 870 grams. A 14-inch screen with a frameless NanoEdge display provides a more immersive viewing experience and compact, 13-inch footprint. 

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 B9’s sound system is also optimised by Harman Kardon, with down-firing speakers that benefit from signal processing to make adaptive adjustments over time, improving clarity and filtering out noise. 

For data-intensive workloads, the B9 is the first business laptop to include the exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 technology, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad.

Top-tier performance

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 gets its performance chops from an up to 10th Gen Core i7 Processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory, as many as two 2TB M.2 SSDs in PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 networking. 

The B9 is also certified by Intel’s Project Athena, an innovation programme that establishes standards for consistent responsiveness away from wall power, a demanding baseline for battery life, the availability of comprehensive connectivity, and a drive for sleek form factors. 

When at a desk, the B9 makes it easy to increase productivity via support for an external monitor through the full-sized HDMI port on the laptop’s left side. Two adjacent Thunderbolt 3 ports support display connectivity as well, along with fast-charging and external storage. 

There’s even an Ethernet interface, accessible through a physical micro-HDMI port, on the same edge, for workplaces that require a wired connection for IT management or simply for situations in which wireless network connections are weaker. Over on the right side, users get one USB 3.1 Gen 2 port and a 3.5mm jack for audio.

Professional-grade durability and security

The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is equipped with robust military-grade durability, surviving numerous MIL-STD-810G laboratory procedures including drop tests, shock tests, vibration tests, high temperatures, low temperatures, days of 95% humidity, and hours of sand and dust exposure. 

Pairing a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip, a webcam shield and a built-in IR camera for safe biometric log-ins, the B9450 offers rock solid security to help users safeguard business data and maintain personal privacy.

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.

Seamlessly integrate mobile with MyASUS software

The latest ExpertBook B9 includes the latest version of the MyASUS software. The software now allows seamless integration with mobile devices, using the Link to MyASUS mobile app that's scheduled for release in early 2020. 

New features include fast and easy wireless file and URL transfers for users who need to share files or web links seamlessly between their PC and mobile devices; Remote File Access for accessing data on mobile devices from a laptop, anytime and anywhere; and smooth multitasking using the screen mirroring and screen extender functions that give users an auxiliary display for cross-referencing and other uses.

Availability and pricing

ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9540) - All Local Variants by Pricing

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