- The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is the successor to last year’s model
- It arrives with various upgrades over its predecessor
- Some key features include integrated Alexa, quad 360-degree far-field microphones and an IR camera
ASUS ExpertBook B9 has launched in India. It is a premium offering aimed at enterprise users. The laptop is equipped with the latest generation of Intel Core processors.
Since the ExpertBoko B9 is targeted towards the corporate world, it comes with business-grade security, large battery life and a lighter form factor. Commenting on the launch, Regional Director of ASUS India Leo Yu said in a statement ‘The ExpertBook B9400 is the master of lightness and power, making it an ideal partner for Business Leaders who value both performance and persistence in the corporate world’
ASUS ExpertBook B9 specifications and features
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 sports a 14-inch FHD IPS display with 400 nits brightness and a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio. It comes with MIL-STD-810H US military-grade durability. The laptop features an elevating hinge design and a backlit keyboard that is also spill-resistant. The touchpad on the ExpertBook B9 doubles up as an LED-illuminated numeric keypad.
On the audio front, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is equipped with two integrated stereo speakers certified by Harman Kardon. It also comes with four 360-degree far-field microphones and two-way AI noise-cancelling audio technology to eliminate any unwanted noise. The laptop features a built-in Alexa voice assistant for performing hands-free tasks. There is a dedicated light bar at the front of the number pad that illuminates while interacting with the voice assistant.
In terms of hardware, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is powered by 11th gen Intel Core i7 and i5 processors paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics onboard. The device packs up to 16GB LPDDR4 RAM and offers dual M.2 NVMe PCI 3.0 storage up to 2TB with support for RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology. The laptop is backed by a 66Wh battery unit that is claimed to deliver a day’s usage on a single charge. It supports 65W fast charging via a USB-C port.
Connectivity options on the ASUS ExpertBook B9 include WiFI 6, Bluetooth 4.0, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A port, HDMI port, Kensington lock slot and an audio combo jack.
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 comes with a host of security features including an integrated fingerprint scanner, IR camera (that automatically locks and unlocks the device by recognizing the user’s face), webcam shield and an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip for storing passwords and encryption keys.
ASUS ExpertBook B9 price in India
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 carries a price tag of Rs 1,15,489 and is offered in Star Black colours. It will soon be available for purchase from ASUS Exclusive stores, and leading commercial PC stores in the country. The Taiwanese brand is also offering an accessory box with the ExpertBook 9 that transforms in to a laptop stand.