ASUS today announced the latest additions to the ExpertBook B1 series of highly-mobile laptops, packed with business-friendly features and power that make them the ideal choice for small firms, inspirational educational institutions and smart students.
With compact designs that are easy to slip into a backpack or case, powerful up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors and a choice of 14- or 15.6-inch screens, the latest additions to the ExpertBook B1 lineup are primed to deliver impressive performance, enterprise-level security, military-grade durability and extensive connectivity, including the very latest WiFi 6E technology — ensuring they’re the perfect portable partner to empower business productivity, everyday learning and more.
The new ExpertBook B1 laptops also adhere to the ASUS commitment to sustainability. The company’s goals are to maximize the use of environmentally-friendly materials with longevity and circularity in mind, and surpass the stringent requirements of ENERGY STAR® certification. Even the product packaging is created responsibility, with recyclability a key factor in our decision-making.
ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 both are packed into highly-portable frames, meaning they’re ready to be picked up and packed for use on the go, anytime and anywhere. This makes them a great choice for students and businesspeople alike. Those in education are empowered to study in the classroom and beyond, for easy collaboration and group discussions. For the world of work settings, the new B1-series laptops drive productivity, with a choice of bright, expansive and versatile displays for clearer presentations and sharing.
In particular, the 14-inch ExpertBook B1402 and 15.6-inch ExpertBook B1502 both benefit from NanoEdge displays that offer a wide 178° viewing angle, so it’s easy to see the screen from any conceivable angle. The screen delivers bright and vibrant images for clear viewing under diverse scenarios and conditions. Moreover, the display is attached via a lay-flat hinge that allows the screen to be open a full 180°, making it easy to share content with others or collaborate on projects.
The new ExpertBook B1-series laptops pack a serious performance punch, with a powerful up to Intel Core i7 processor delivering the computing power needed to get the job done. Coupled with up to 48 GB memory and capacious up to 2 TB PCIe® 4.0 M.2 storage, B1402 and B1502 equip users for even the most intensive work — ensuring rapid operation for both office workers and students, as well as the ability to have vast libraries of business or project files and folders on tap.
Modern students and businesses expect non-stop connectivity, to drive everything from online classes to company-wide videoconferences, so ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 are equipped with the very latest and congestion-busting WiFi 6E technology — so speedy and stable wireless connections are assured. Traditional connectivity is also covered, with a full spread of I/O ports for easy compatibility with a wide range of peripheral devices.
ExpertBook B1 laptops are engineered for the diverse security needs presented by the worlds of work and education. Enterprise-grade login and authentication features, for example, help to keep work files and business-critical data safe and confidential. The built-in infrared camera enables fast login via face alone, while an optional fingerprint sensor empowers another layer of secure authentication — offering businesses a choice of strong defenses.
There’s also a physical webcam shield for instant privacy, with one quick swipe ensuring the outside world is shut off. This is ideal for any situation where sensitive information or settings need to be rapidly shut off from the outside world, and is a valuable tool for education settings where safeguarding issues are at the forefront.
ExpertBook B1 laptops also offer optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 to ensure attackers don’t get a behind the scenes to snoop on the user’s private life or business data, securely storing authentication information used by software — from passwords to encryption keys. There’s even a Kensington lock slot, providing the assurance of physical security when ExpertBook B1 must be unavoidably left unattended.
ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 are also engineered for extreme resilience, with designs that shrug off everyday bumps and scrapes. This positions them as ideal partners for today’s on-the-go professionals and nomadic students, being fit for the busiest work and study environments. Specifically, the refreshed ExpertBook B1-series models meet the exacting US MIL-STD 810H standard for military-grade durability. This is in addition to undergoing extensive and stringent in-house testing at ASUS, offering the assurance of exceptional protection for everyday business and learning.