Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101T
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101T
The lightest 14-inch laptop in the world - part 2. We performed our benchmarks on the i7 version called GV0101T of the compact B9440UA that only has a few interfaces. Are the 300 Euros extra a good investment? It depends if the buyer finds 256 GB more SSD capacity worth 300 Euros.
Source: Hardware Zone Archive.org version
Overall, despite the less than ideal display and battery life, I find the ASUSPRO B9440 to be a really desirable notebook and definitely one of the top business notebooks. There is, after all, quite a lot to like about the notebook. It has a nice unique design that props the keyboard up, a superb keyboard, decent performance, a good build quality, and it is really thin and light. Let's not also forget that it passes MIL-STD 810G testing and that it has a spill-resistant keyboard. These are really useful and practical features to have. In fact, I think I prefer it to the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. That’s how much I like it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
Source: Unbox Archive.org version
Overall you’re paying a premium for that beautiful display, loud speakers and rugged build quality. If you’re the sort that cares for those things, you can probably forgive the B9440UA’s shortcomings – the dongle life isn’t that bad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2017
Source: Ultrabook Review Archive.org version
The Asus Pro B9440 is a thin-and-light laptop with an excellently built MIL-grade shell, an excellent keyboard, a nice matte IPS screen and capable speakers, as well as a laptop that can handle regular tasks smoothly while running cool and fairly quiet. Battery life can be a concern though, as well as the limited IO and the fact that the fan inside is active all the time. What you should keep in mind is that the Core i7 configurations struggle to maintain consistent performance in heavier loads, which means there's much more value in the more affordable Core i5 configurations and you should consider this laptop for regular everyday use and not for demanding work activities. Read on for the whole story.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Yugatech Archive.org version
Overall, the ASUSPRO B9440UA is both a powerful and portable device. It has a sleek design, tough-built exterior, backlit keyboard, superb audio quality, and remarkable internals. Its responsiveness is also one of its major advantages.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2017
Source: PC Magazin - 7/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2017
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: e-media - 6/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T is the base model of the original Asus Pro B9440UA. T here is another variant of this model called the Asus Pro B9440UA-GV0101T. In comparison to its sibling the only differences are its CPU and RAM capacity. To recap the 100T variant sports a Core i5-7200U and 8GB of memory, while the 101T variant sports a Core i7-7500U and up to 16 GB of RAM, which plenty in most cases. A general run down of the similarities between both variants is the inclusion of 2 USB 3.1 type C connectors with no standard sized USB ports. One of them supports power delivery and the use of external displays. Construction remains similarly if not exactly the same in terms of rigidity and robustness. The use of MIL-STD 810G grade magnesium alloys ensures the chassis remains light but strong. While the primary components are the only boosts to its sibling it remains quite thin at 15 mm at its thickest point. It also has the same business security features of its 100T sibling such as the TPM 2.0 chip. Furthermore, user experience remains great with ergonomics, which allows comfortable typing for most typists out there; even on long typing sessions. The keys also provide a concave nonslip design, which helps compensate for its thinness. The touchpad is also slick and smooth to finger glides, which helps maintain its great experience. However, alike its 100T sibling, the trackpad gets uncomfortable if used with sweaty fingertips. Moving on to its display the equipped IPS FHD display is overall quite satisfying with high brightness and deep black levels with minimal backlight bleeding. Naturally as this is the exact same panel as its 100T brethren's, sRGB scores remain the same at 83%, which frankly is just disappointing for an IPS panel.
So, after a rundown of the Asus Pro B9440UA-GV0101T, how is it different from its 100T sibling other than the CPU and its higher RAM capacity? In a few words, the performance is better in synthetic benchmarks. Obviously, if you compare an i5 to an i7, the latter would win. However, the difference is especially small in this case. Hence, the majority of its horsepower won’t be seen in pencil pushing office applications unless you are a content creator. Nonetheless this isn’t a minus but a plus if you’re one of those office users who frequently overload their browsers with more than 10 tabs. But this also means the i7 is going to be slightly more power hungry than its i5 counterpart. This has an impact on battery life. With 8 hours 36 minutes versus 8 hours 51 minutes, it is slightly shorter in the Wi-Fi test. Is the i7 variant worth the extra cost? No, since it doesn’t really add much value unless the user is an excessive multitasker or a really heavy content creator, which warrants having more memory. Otherwise it is safe to say that its i5 brethren can still do most of its job without losing out to its bigger brother.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
78.75%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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