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Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500C, i7-1165G7 MX330

Specifications

Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500C, i7-1165G7 MX330
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500C, i7-1165G7 MX330 (ExpertBook B1 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, Tiger Lake-UP3
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
1TB SSD
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.4 x 358 x 236 ( = 0.76 x 14.09 x 9.29 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.73 kg ( = 61.02 oz / 3.81 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 85%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 75%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500C, i7-1165G7 MX330

ASUS ExpertBook B1 B1500 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2021
81% Asus Expertbook B1 (B1500C) Review — A Blast From The Past
Source: Pokde English
The ASUS ExpertBook B1 is actually a pretty decent commercial laptop that ticks most of the right boxes. It runs pretty cool, has a good keyboard, and is relatively compact. I also really appreciate the comprehensive port selection, which includes even a legacy VGA port. The expandability is also very nice, especially since you can throw in an inexpensive 2.5″ SATA drive to upgrade your storage. The weight is on the heftier side of things, but ASUS will point you towards the pricier ExpertBook B5 or B9, if you want a lighter laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 85% performance: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 82%
Review – ASUS ExpertBook B1500C: Putting competition into the business-oriented laptop market
Source: NLT English
As for the ASUS B1500C that we have here, we can conclude that it comes in a package that can compete with the commonly-found offerings from Dell, Lenovo, or HP. The prices do differ as these laptops are made to order – so do contact the ASUS sales team to get a quotation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2021

Comment

Model:

The latest to join the ExpertBook series from Asus is none other than the Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500. As far as its design is concerned, this device has been designed for professional business use. Therefore, the build quality and chassis robustness has been constructed in a way to meet certain industry thresholds. For instance, ASUS has gone through the MIL-STD 810H US military standard test which withstands all forms of extreme scenarios, from freezing temperatures to heatwaves and drops for this particular model. The top of the chassis is most likely made out of magnesium-aluminium alloy based on the touch feeling alone. In contrast, the bottom chassis is made out of plastic with plenty of vents for airflow.

It is worth noting that the ASUS Ergolift hinge design allows the display to fold under the keyboard deck and slightly lifts the laptop off from the table. This mechanism leads to two primary benefits which includes offering better typing ergonomics for the users and also improving the overall cooling performance. This is an added advantage for those users who would love to use this device for office work.

In terms of its keyboard, the users of this 15.6-inch business laptop are more likely to benefit from the addition of the number pad even though the keys are more cramped together. In a nutshell, the keyboard is quite nice to type on and it should serve well for general office tasks. In addition, the touchpad is pretty standard with its size and aspect ratio. However, the clicking mechanism is rather underwhelming due to the nature of its design.

As for its display, this ExpertBook B1 B1500 comes with a 15.6-inch Full HD 1080p resolution. In addition, the screen surface has a matte finish to reduce glare. While the panel covers only 72% of the sRGB colour gamut, it is not as bad for an office and business-oriented laptop. In terms of its processor, this model has been incorporated with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce MX330. The laptop comes in with 16GB RAM with 1TB of memory. This capacity is definitely good enough for an office laptop.

In terms of its battery, this ExpertBook has been equipped with a 42Wh battery. It is worth understanding that ASUS has to sacrifice the battery size in order to accommodate the 2.5-inch drive bay. However, it is rather surprising that a single full charge can actually last for 8 hours of continuous usage which is equal to a full workday. It is quite appreciable that ASUS has done a great job at balancing the battery life and performance. Overall, this is a great laptop to be explored depending on the need and preference of the user.

NVIDIA GeForce MX330: Successor of the MX230 and most likely a renamed GeForce MX250/MX150 based on the Pascal GP108 chip with 384 shaders and a 64 Bit memory bus for GDDR5.

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.


i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's third-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.


81%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-22 (Update: 2021-09-22)