Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0005R
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Reviews for the Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0005R
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
There are times when we, as end users, like practical jokes. But sometimes we do not, and the AsusPro model I am currently reviewing is a good example of that. It is not because the model as a whole is unusable; the amount of connection ports provided takes the biggest blame here. Why? Well, let’s say you only get a headphone jack and a USB-3.1 connection. That is it. Literally. I do not know what Asus had in mind while designing this product, but I certainly would like to know. This device is supposed to be aimed at business users. Considering that approach, I only can imagine that Asus wants users to carry a USB multiplier dongle around to get work done.
Hardware wise, it is a generation behind compared to current competitors. It comes with a Kaby-Lake i7-U processor, DDR3 RAM, a generous 512GB SSD and, of course, an integrated GPU. As a user, I would have liked an 8th-Gen processor, but, well, sometimes you get what you get.
Aside from that, I think a nice feature to have are narrow bezels. Here, a 14-inch screen is fitted into an almost 13.3-inch case, therefore, the screen nearly takes up all the space. The device weighs only 1 kg, which makes it a great mobile companion. Oh, and I almost forgot: There is no webcam! A device aimed at professionals that lacks the ability to communicate - that is the greatest joke I have heard recently. Unfortunately, it is the truth. Again, I would like to know what Asus was thinking.
Anyways, let’s move on and discuss who the device is for. I am not sure. Just like any laptop, it has a keyboard, a screen and functioning hardware to provide some performance. But the lack of connectivity options makes it hard for me to recommend the device. It is almost as though you are taking something with you, but only to keep it to yourself. At least it comes with WiFi ac and Bluetooth, otherwise it could only be used for your wildest novels that you would not want to share. Since the laptop also comes with a fingerprint reader, you can make sure nobody can reach your secret files.
Well, enough with the irony. With its current configuration and apparent connectivity issues, I am having a hard time suggesting this device. It is better to look for alternatives at this point.
Hands-on article by Umit Yilmaz Gunes
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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).
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.