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Asus ASUSPRO Series

Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101TProcessor: Intel Core i5 7200U, Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.05kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 80.27% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 72%, features: 41%, display: 84%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

 

Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T

The AsusPro B9440UA-GV0100T is a 14-inch lightweight business-class laptop. AsusPro is the business arm for Asus, a company better known for its gaming motherboards, video cards, and notebooks under the Republic of Gamers sub-brand. Asus produces a full line of notebooks and desktops of all shapes and sizes for business markets under the AsusPro flag. The two ultimate goals Asus was aiming for with the AsusPro B9440UA were low weight and thinness. In order to achieve these, the engineers at Asus put the device on a radical diet, got rid of all ports except for two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, and shrank the bezels to what is almost pure nothingness. Fortunately, a port replicator is included with the device. The B9440UA is available with faster CPUs, Windows 10 Pro instead of Home, 16 GB instead of 8GB of RAM, and various SSD sizes. Due to limitations in size and weight, the laptop doesn’t include a dedicated graphics card. According to Asus, the device is made of a particularly robust MIL-STD 810G graded special magnesium alloy. Considering the laptop’s size and weight, the case does indeed feel very rigid, solid, and well made. On the base, flexing even with intense force was not an issue. The delicate lid with its very thin bezels can be opened one-handed, and while it flexes more than the base, it is still minimal. Applying pressure to the backside of the lid has absolutely no effect on the display.

Despite the lightweight nature of this notebook, the lid can easily be opened one-handed. The cutout just in front of the touchpad makes that process even more intuitive. In an interesting design move, the AsusPro B9440 rests on the bottom edge of its display lid when the lid is opened. This angles the base of the notebook off the resting surface by seven degrees. Just one type of display is offered on the AsusPro B9440. Its 1080p (1,920x1,080 pixel) resolution is the sweet spot for usability and performance. The display has wide viewing angles, thanks to its IPS panel technology, and excellent overall image quality. Asus advertises that the display covers 72 percent of the NTSC colour gamut, which is well above average. Coupled with its high brightness, the picture looks outstanding. The anti-glare surface on this display is practical for keeping reflections to a minimum. This is especially important in an office environment with overhead lighting. The Asus AsusPro B9440UA was designed as a highly mobile office notebook. It's smart dual-core processor with Hyper-Threading, 8GB of RAM, the SSD, and the lack of a dedicated GPU are fitting for its designated use cases, yet still allow for the use of more demanding software like Adobe Photoshop.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100TNotebook: Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.05kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

87.4% Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The world's most lightweight 14-inch notebook. That is at least according to Asus, since the company advertises their latest 1.05 kg (2.31 lbs) heavy and 15 mm (0.59 inches) USB-C only office notebook as such. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the restrictions necessary to achieve this feat are worth it, and how the B9400UA fared in its role as a highly mobile office notebook.
81% Asus Pro B9440UA review: A tough, lightweight 14-inch business laptop, but where's the webcam?
Source: Zdnet.com English
Asus pitches the £1,079.99 (inc. VAT, £899.99 ex. VAT, or $999 in the US) Asus Pro B9440UA squarely at the business market, and there's plenty to like, including good battery life, a matte screen, and a robust military-grade chassis. However, there's no webcam or touchscreen, limited on-board connectivity and the power switch is in arguably the most annoying possible location.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
Hands on: Asus AsusPro B9440UA review
Source: Techradar English
The AsusPro B9440UA is a fantastic piece of technology in many ways, but we’re not big fans of the hinge – plus the lack of ports and absence of a webcam are, in our opinion, a step too far in the battle between aesthetics and functionality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2017
Asus AsusPro B9440UA Full Specification, Features, Price, Release Date And Review
Source: Leophire English
The rest of our benchmark figures hold no major surprises. The 7200U is a very capable CPU that doesn’t miss on much compared to the 7500U, its more expensive sibling – the only differences are a marginally lower base and turbo clock frequency and 25% less cache. Note that Asus bundled a 3-year international warranty with the B9440UA and it comes with Windows 10 Pro by default, two significant USPs in our view. Sound is handled by Harman Kardon speakers and is surprisingly bassy given the layout of the laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2017
80% Asus AsusPro B9440 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the AsusPro B9440UA is a fine example of outside-the-box thinking, and, despite the "Pro" in the name and the Pro version of Windows, a great pick for business or home use alike.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% AsusPro B9440 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
However, this Asus machine gets points for being superportable and having a display with almost no bezel. But other laptops do it better. If the screen is really important to you, go for the Dell XPS 13 (starting at $799), whose panel is brighter and more accurate. The webcam is in an awkward spot, but at least you'll have one. And although it's thicker, you'll get a full set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
92% 纤细身板好腰力!华硕灵珑接近完美的办公体验
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 92%
92% 这就是华硕灵珑超薄本?窄边框玩的竟然这么6
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 92%

 

Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R

Asus produces a full line of notebooks and desktops of all shapes and sizes for business markets under the AsusPro flag. AsusPro is the business arm for Asus, a company better known for its gaming motherboards, video cards, and notebooks under the Republic of Gamers sub-brand. According to ASUS, the Asus B9440UA is the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook and is on par with many 13-inch notebooks. The 14-inch Full HD display has thin bezels, allowing the display to fit into a smaller frame. The chassis of the 1.05 kg (2.31 lb) notebook is made of magnesium alloy, which is far more rigid than aluminum alloy. The notebook can also take a beating and has passed MIL-STD 810G standards for durability. It passed extra-high drop, 50,000-cycle hinge, lid pressure, and keyboard spill resistance tests. The ten-hour battery life will also last through most normal business days. The laptop has an island-style keyboard with full-size keys. The 1.5 mm key travel, coupled with the light action of the keys, makes for a comfortable typing experience. There are three different backlighting brightness levels, toggled by pressing the Fn and the F3 or F4 keys. The illumination can, of course, be turned off entirely. The backlighting is visible during the daytime. Just one type of display is offered on the AsusPro B9440. Its 1080p (1,920x1,080) resolution is the sweet spot for usability and performance. The display has wide viewing angles, thanks to the IPS technology, and excellent overall image quality. Asus advertises that the display covers 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut, which is well above average. The anti-glare surface on this display is practical for keeping reflections to a minimum. This is especially important in an office environment with overhead lighting. The AsusPro B9440 has specs befitting an ultrabook. It supports Intel Kaby Lake dual-core processors, with up to a 15-watt thermal design power (TDP) rating. It has a Core i5-7200U dual-core CPU, running at 2.5 GHz, with a Turbo Boost feature up to 3.1 GHz. This CPU has ample performance for most tasks. RAM is of the soldered/non-upgradable. This B9440UA configuration includes a 512 GB SSD as its only internal storage. It used an SATA interface, but Asus lists PCI Express drives as being compatible with this notebook. Either way, it felt fast enough for daily usage. Another highlight of the laptop is the sound of the speakers, which is impressively immersive with rich bass and crystal-clear sound. Delivered by the powerful ASUS SonicMaster audio system, which is designed with Harman/Kardon, it ensures every decibel is music to ears. The audio system of the B9440 was tuned by experts from the ASUS ‘Golden Ears' audio team as well as renowned audiophile company, Harman/Kardon, to ensure the best experience for the playback of a wide variety of content. The Asus B9440UA is a perfect all-rounder with reasonable specs and an affordable price tag. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076RNotebook: Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.05kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101T

Specifications

Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101TNotebook: Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.05kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i7, 16 GB) Laptop Review Update | Notebookcheck
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.
Asus AsusPro B9440UA (i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: PC Magazin - 7/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2017
70% Asus AsusPro B9440U
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus AsusPro B9440UA (i7-7500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: e-media - 6/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

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.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.05 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.05 kg:


80.27%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M-57EV
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.56 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-14IKB
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.53 kg
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B49EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.7 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook E547-MP580DE
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.9 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV002T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0094R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.05 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD000RUS
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.67 kg
LG Gram 14 Z970-A.AAS7U1
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.71 kg
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA-GV079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.34 kg
HP ProBook 640 G3 Z2W40EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 1.95 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF0017RT
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.36 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV117T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.25 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV004T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.25 kg
Asus ZenBook BX410UA-GV123T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.4 kg
Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M-336Z
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 1.6 kg
Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M-73W6
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.6 kg
Asus UX410UA-GV113T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.4 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0081R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.05 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-51M
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.5 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.05 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-77W2
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.65 kg
Acer TravelMate P449-G2-M-55XW
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G5-20HR0021G
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.13 kg
Acer TravelMate X3 TMX349-G2-M-53L0
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.56 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017, Core i5-7300U
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.13 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF0012US
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.362 kg
Asus Pro B9440UA-GV0100T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.05 kg
Acer Swift 5 SF514-51 75W4
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.3 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-52H
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.5 kg
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