ASUS Introduces ExpertBook B9 Laptop (B9450) for Business Professionals

World’s lightest 14” business laptop designed for professionals who are constantly on the go and need top-tier performance, durability and portability


KUALA LUMPUR, June 15, 2020 — ASUS today 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. 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 grams 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-optimized 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 optimized 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 program 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 logins, 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 gives users an auxiliary display for cross-referencing and other uses.

More ExpertBook B9 product details at https://www.asus.com/my/Laptops/ASUS-ExpertBook-B9450FA/

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AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9540) - Generic Specs Sheet

CPU

Intel® Core™ i7-10510 Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-10210 Processor

Intel® vPro™ technology support(Optional)

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro(ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)

Windows 10 Home

Display

14” FHD (1920 x 1080), sRGB 100% (NTSC:72%), Anti-Glare, 300 nits brightness

4mm thin bezel, 94% screen-to-body ratio, Anti-glare

On Board Memory

8GB / 16GB

Memory Slot

1

Storage

Dual M.2 NVMe PCIe® 3.0 x4

512GB / 1TB/ 2TB SSD (Up to dual 2TB)

External video display mode

HDMI 1.4

Integrated GPU

Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Video Camera

HD 720p CMOS module

Fingerprint

Yes

Wireless Connectivity

WiFi 6 (802.11ax) + Bluetooth 5.0 (Dual band) 2*2

LAN

10/100/1000 Mbps

Interface

2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™(up to 40Gbps, DisplayPort and power delivery support)

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x HDMI out, 1 x micro HDMI for LAN insert, 1 x Kensington® lock slot

1 x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack

Audio

Quad 360° far-field microphones(Support noise cancellation)

Built-in Stereo 2 W Speakers, Certified by Harman Kardon

Grade Rating

US Military Grade MIL-STD 810G

NumberPad

Yes (Exclusive dual-function touchpad)

Built Material

Magnesium lithium

Weight

Starting from 0.87 kg with 33W battery

Dimension

32.0 (W) x 20.3 (H) x 1.49 (D) cm

AC adapter

65W AC Adapter, Plug Type : USB Type-C

Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W

Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

Battery

66Wh, 4-cell lithium-polymer battery

33Wh, 2-cell lithium-polymer battery

Keyboard type

Backlit Chiclet keyboard

Spill-resistant


 

Security

TPM 2.0 (Hardware TPM), Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera),

Webcam shield, Fingerprint sensor, Kensington Lock Slot

ASUS Business Manager with secure drive setting and lock control to USB storage devices

Certification

Energy star 7.0, EPEAT Gold, RoHS, FCC Compliance, BSMI, CCC, CB

Warranty

3-year limited International hardware warranty.

 

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

MODEL

PRODUCT VARIANT SPECS

BATTERY

 RAM

STORAGE  

SRP in MYR

B9450F-ABM0278R

i7-10510U / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD*2 (TPM) / Win10 Pro

 4CELL

 16GB

2TB
(1TB x 2)

RM9,299

B9450F-ABM0242R

i7-10510U / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD (TPM) / Win10 Pro

 4CELL

 16GB

 1TB

RM8,599

B9450F-ABM0238T

i7-10510U / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / Win10

 4CELL

 16GB

 1TB

RM8,299

B9450F-ABM0285R

i5-10210U / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD (TPM) / Win10 Pro

 4CELL

 8GB

 512G

RM6,599

B9450F-ABM0284T

i5-10210U / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD / Win10

 2CELL

 8GB

 512G

RM6,299


Variants by Battery Cell & Weight

2 -Cell @ 33Wh model

Up to 12 hours battery life*

870 gram (1.92 pounds)

65W AC adapter with fast charging support, Plug Type: USB Type-C

4 -Cell @ 66Wh model

Up to 24 hours battery life*

995 gram (2.19 pounds)


About ASUS

ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 prestigious awards every day in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes’ Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. 

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