Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
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Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CE-KC0166R
The 14-inch ExpertBook weighs less than 1000 grams (2.2 lbs) and gets a significant boost in performance this year, thanks to a new Tiger Lake chip. Moreover, the Asus laptop now comes with Thunderbolt 4 instead of Thunderbolt 3 and the display has gotten brighter. But did the new version get only the reasonable upgrades or is there something to be critical about? Read our extensive review to find out!
The Asus ExpertBook B9 is an impressive bit of kit that, if you’ve got the budget, I’d happily recommend for regular and heavy users of laptops. The cost is likely to be a bit of a problem for some, but I’d suspect towards Christmas if you keep your eyes out, you may find it for under $2,000.00, which is well worth the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2022
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2022
Source: Hitech Century
The ASUS Expertbook B9 B9400C for 2021 has everything that a high-flying executive would desire in an ultraportable. Exceptional lightness combined with outstanding MIL-STD-810H toughness and a vaunted Intel Evo certification ensures that it has both good looks, portability and performance to match the needs of even the most discerning executives. If money is no object, this is one of the best ultraportables you can buy and truly deserving of an Editor’s choice award.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 has been priced precariously at the top with a lot of contenders vying for the premium ultrabook category. The device certainly has the goods to back up its claim with its extremely light design, powerful internals, decent speakers and really good battery life. If you’re looking for a highly portable and easy-to-carry Windows machine, the ExpertBook B9 is a choice that won’t disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; large battery capacity; good connectivity; premium design; metal case; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2022
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Light weight; solid workmanship; beautiful design; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2021
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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 second-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.
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).
84.03%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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