Asus B9440 thin-and-light notebook now available for 1200 Euros
Unveiled at CES 2017, the AsusPro B9440 is a 14-inch FHD notebook in a 13-inch form factor due to its extremely narrow 5.4 mm-thick bezels. The model makes use of a robust all-metal magnesium alloy chassis and a super-thin design for a final weight of just 1 kg. In order to reduce flexing as much as possible from the already thin lid, Asus is promising "Antiflex" technology that should hopefully result in a more rigid frame.
Core specifications include:
- Core i7-7500U (Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz)
- Integrated HD Graphics 620
- 2x USB 3.1 Type-C
- 802.11ac w/ Bluetooth 4.1
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
Another feature is its ergonomic backlit keyboard that tilts when the display is opened similar to the existing HP Envy series and the upcoming HP Pavilion refresh. Since this is a business laptop, a fingerprint sensor is included with optional TPM. The manufacturer is promising a "pure" version of Windows 10 Home without the pre-installed Asus bloatware normally found on the consumer-oriented Zenbook series.
The B9440 is now available at around 1200 Euros through online resellers.