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The ASUS ExpertBook B9 laptop can take a beating for your business

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ASUS ExpertBook B9 4 3 (Image credit: ASUS)

What you need to know

ASUS launched the Expertbook B9 laptop today. It's the world's lightest 14-inch business laptop, according to ASUS. The laptop weighs just 2.2 lbs (1 kg), but has enough power to handle heavier workloads. Inside, it runs on an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor and Intel Xe graphics. The ExpertBook B9 is available today starting at $1,700. You can order the new laptop from Amazon (opens in new tab), Best Buy (opens in new tab), B&H (opens in new tab), and ASUS (opens in new tab), though at the time of publication only some of those sites have live links for the device.

Despite its thin-and-light form factor, the ExpertBook B9 has several ports for connectivity, including two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, and an HDMI port. Its Thunderbolt 4 USB-C port can handle data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps. It can also power dual 4K display setups.

CategoryASUS ExpertBook B9
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro
Display14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1165G7 2.8GHz (Turbo up to 4.7 GHz)
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics
Memory16GB LPDDR4X
32GB LPDDR4X
Storage1TB PCIe SSD + TPM
CameraHD IR
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Bluetooth 5.0
Ports2x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C (up to 40 Gbps, DisplayPort and power delivery support),1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,HDMI, RJ45 LAN via micro HDMI port, Kensington lock slot, Audio combo jack
SecurityTPM 2.0 fingerprint sensor, webcam shield, Kensington lock slot
Battery66WHr
Dimensions12.6" x 8.0" x 0.4" ~ 0.6" (32 x 20 x 1 ~ 1.5 cm)
Weight2.2 lbs (1 kg)

The ExpertBook B9 meets MIL-STD 810H US military standards for durability. It also passes drop tests, vibration tests, extreme temperature tests, and humidity tests. ASUS also had its engineers insert and remove connectors into its ports 5,000 times to ensure durability.

The display of the ExpertBook B9 is 14-inches and has thin bezels as part of its NanoEdge display. The keyboard of the laptop features the ASUS NumberPad 2.0 that allows you to swap the touchpad into a number pad on demand.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • "allows you to swap the touchpad into a touchpad", small typo, I think you meant numpad. Anyway pretty cool laptop. This with a 3:2 screen and 360 degrees hinge would have been dream laptop with such a low weight.
  • the site for the product says it only has TB 3, can you confirm whether it's 3 or 4? https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ASUS-ExpertBook-B9450FA/ Disregard, that's the older model.