Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable B3000
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable B3000
The Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable is a small 2-in-1 laptop with an attachable keyboard. Featuring the power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, the device is designed to let students work and learn with ease. Whilst it may indeed be good enough for the intended market, the device still has many limitations.
Source: PC World
At the end of my time with the Asus ExpertBook B3, I was left with one question: who is this for? The marketing makes it seem like it’s for frontline workers or the education market, but I’d feel bad handing this off to an employee and even worse for the kids stuck with this in a computer lab. It’s also available on Best Buy for anyone to purchase, which I’d advise against unless it’s deeply discounted. Even without thinking of competing options, there’s not a great case for its $600 price. Even with stellar battery life, included accessories, and a nice screen, the Asus B3 reminds us that Windows on a Snapdragon chip can still have a lot of drawbacks, especially in a cheaper configuration like this. Sure, the overall experience has improved a lot on the high-end with the Surface Pro 9 and ThinkPad X13s Gen 1, but for now you may want to steer clear of these low-end Snapdragon Windows PCs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 40%
And I’m not blaming Intel or ASUS for this disappointment. It’s because Microsoft did not improve Windows on ARM architecture. It’s been more than a year since I last reviewed a laptop with a Snapdragon chip – and it was still running on Windows 10 at that time. Fast forward to today, and it’s still the same. By the way, the ASUS ExpertBok B3 Detachable in Malaysia is only available with this list of specs at the price of RM2,099.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2022
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; beautiful display; great autonomy; good ergonomics. Negative: Only 1 USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2022
Qualcomm Adreno 618: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 730) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 7c Gen 2: ARM based SoC for Windows laptops that is manufactured in 8 nm. Integrates two fast Kryo 495 Gold cores (Cortex-A76 at up to 2.55 GHz) for performance and 6x small Kryo 495 Silver cores (Cortex-A55) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X15 LTE modem, WiFi-5, Bluetooth 5.0and a Hexagon 692 NPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» 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.
58.65%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
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