Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CEA-KC0266R
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Reviews for the Asus ExpertBook B9 B9400CEA-KC0266R
Source: PC Mag
The Asus ExpertBook B9450CEA (starts at $1,599.99; $2,349.99 as tested) is a 14-inch business laptop that mixes portability and power. It's super thin and light at just 0.59 inch thick and 2.2 pounds, but it still finds room inside to run a potent 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. The B9450CEA has an attractive grab-and-go design, more ports than you might expect, and good performance for its class, but we didn't see the extraordinary battery life we admired when testing the original B9450, and it's a bit pricey compared to some alternatives. The new ExpertBook is a solid contender with a full feature set, but we prefer the stellar Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon or a slick convertible like the Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 if we're going to spend this much on a luxe ultralight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
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.
i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel 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.
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).
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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