Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R
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Reviews for the Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: 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 RajarathnamIntel 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.
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.» 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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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