On Friday, the Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) was released in India. The new Asus notebook is built especially for business customers and features a thin, durable construction that meets US military requirements. The Asus ExpertBook B9 also has an Intel Core processor from the 11th generation and Intel Evo platform verification. The 14-inch laptop has 65W rapid charging, Thunderbolt 4 compatibility, and noise cancellation technology built on artificial intelligence (AI). In January of this year, Asus announced the ExpertBook B9 (2021) as the successor to the ExpertBook B9 from the previous year at CES 2021.
Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) price in India
In India, the Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) begins at Rs. 1,15,498. In the coming days, the notebook will be available for purchase at Asus Exclusive Stores and leading commercial PC stores throughout the world.
The ExpertBook B9 2020 edition was released in the country at a starting price of Rs. 1,02,228.
Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) specifications
Depending on the model, the Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) runs Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home. A 14-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) LED-backlit touchscreen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 400 nits of peak brightness comes standard on the notebook. The 11th-generation Intel Core i5-1135G7 and Intel Core i7-1165G7 processors are available under the hood. Apart from 8GB and 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM, the laptop also has Intel Xe graphics.
The Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) has dual M.2 NVMe PCI 3.0 storage with a capacity of up to 2TB. Select SKUs also support RAID 0 and RAID 1 for even faster performance.
Two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A connector, HDMI port, and an audio combo jack are among the input/output options available on the Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021). Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5 are both used on the laptop.
With the ExpertBook B9 (2021), Asus has created a thin design that is said to pass the MIL-STD 810H US military standard inspection. It is 14.9mm thick and weighs 1.005 kilogrammes.
Up to four 360-degree far-field microphones and Harman Kardon-certified speakers are included in the ExpertBook B9 (2021). These enhancements make it easier to make video calls when operating from home. The laptop also has an LED-backlit keyboard and the Asus NumberPad 2.0.
When the numeric pad is not in operation, the latter serves as a touchpad. There’s also an Amazon Alexa integration, as well as a built-in light bar that illuminates when the virtual assistant is used.
The Asus ExpertBook B9 has an integrated fingerprint sensor and a biometric-login webcam for added security. It can also be equipped with a Trusted Platform Module chip for offline security of passwords and encryption keys.
The Asus ExpertBook B9 (2021) comes with a 66Wh lithium-polymer battery that promises a full day of use on a single charge. Over the USB Type-C socket, the battery also supports 65W rapid charging. The battery can be charged to 60% of its full capacity in 49 minutes, according to the manufacturer.