ASUS is a known name in consumer PCs and laptops market in India with a good line-up of gaming and productivity computers. The company has now forayed into the business PC category with the launch of its ‘Expert’ series of laptops, desktops and AIOs in the country. The Taiwanese company has launched a total of six new laptop variants, three desktops and two AIOs in the Expert line-up.
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The ASUS ExpertBook line of laptops comprises the ExpertBook B9, ExpertBook P2 and ExpertBook P1 models. These are the flagship, mid-range and affordable options, respectively. ASUS claims that at just 995g, the ExpertBook B9 is the lightest 14-inch business laptop in the world. Let’s take a look at the specifications, availability and prices of the new laptops.
ASUS ExpertBook B9 specifications and features
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is the flagship offering in the Expert series of laptops. The laptop is equipped with a 14-inch frameless nano-edge display, which offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 94 percent. Additionally, the laptop features ASUS’ ErgoLift hinge, which raises it at an angle for a comfortable typing experience. Powering the laptop is a 10th-gen Intel Core processor backed by up to 16GB RAM and 4TB SSDs.
The laptop is fitted with a full-sized chiclet keyboard and features ASUS’ NumberPad 2.0 touchpad, which doubles up as the Numpad as well. The touchpad on the ExpertBook B9 functions as a touchpad and Numpad simultaneously. For connectivity, the laptop offers Wi-Fi 6, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI port, and an ethernet dongle.
Other features of the laptop include up to 24 hours of battery backup, Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip, Harman Kardon-optimized audio system, Amazon Alexa support, fingerprint scanner, and built-in IR camera.
ASUS ExpertBook P2 and ExpertBook P1 specifications and features
The ASUS ExpertBook P2 is also a 14-inch laptop with 10th-gen Intel Core processor at its core. For graphics, the laptop offers NVIDIA discrete GPU and has a 7,200RPM hard disk drive. In case users want faster storage, there’s an option to upgrade to PCIe 3.0 SSDs. The laptop offers a USB 3.2 Type-C port, three USB Type-A ports, one microSD card reader, and an RJ45 port. Other features include 13-hours battery life, Wi-Fi 6, Kensington lock, a webcam privacy shield, fingerprint sensor, E-A-R HDD protection and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip.
The ExpertBook P1, on the other hand, is the most affordable option in the line-up and is being offered in four configurations. The ExpertBook P1 comes in 14-inch and 15-inch display sizes with u to 10th-gen Intel Core i5 SoC. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 5, a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C, USB2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI output, and a microSD card reader. The laptop also offers Military-grade 810G certification, 44 Watt Hour 4 cell battery, Fingerprint Sensor, HD Camera, and 180-degree lay-flat hinge.
ASUS ExpertBook B9, ExpertBook P2, ExpertBook P1 price in India
The ExpertBook B9, ExpertBook P2, ExpertBook P1 price in India starts at Rs 1,02,288, Rs 58,697 and Rs 25,323, respectively. ASUS has announced that these laptops will be made available in India soon. They can be picked from ASUS Exclusive Stores, Amazon, Croma, Flipkart, Reliance Digital, and leading commercial PC channel partners.