Asus Expertbook B5 B5302C, i7-1165G7
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Expertbook B5 B5302C, i7-1165G7
Source: Geek Culture
The Expertbook B5’s bit of flair comes with its trackpad, which doubles as a number pad with the ASUS NumberPad 2.0. By tapping the top right corner of the trackpad, a number pad appears on the trackpad and can be then used as such. However, when that happens, the function of the trackpad and number pad are laid over each other, so it takes a bit of getting used to. There is also a fingerprint reader integrated with the power button on the right side of the laptop. It is a nice addition, and works well, even if it can be a bit awkward to access at times. Overall, the Expertbook B5 is an enterprise laptop that lives and dies by its compact 13.3-inch display. It is small enough for those who are looking for a laptop with the size and portability of a tablet, though its size also means that it’s unlikely to be one’s main workhorse. The price starts at S$1,698 and is justified by its hardy build quality, though it’s the type of laptop that will make one yearn for an upgrade if it’s the only laptop at one’s disposal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 70% performance: 65% workmanship: 85%
Based on our review unit, the ASUS ExpertBook B5 is a pretty good enterprise laptop. It’s powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core CPU, has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, good array of security features, good display, very lightweight, MIL-STD-810H build standard, Numberpad 2.0 is convenient to have, comfortable keyboard, and MyASUS being a very useful, user-friendly software suite. It’s not the perfect laptop however as the speakers are subpar, the battery life is short, there is no touchscreen support, RAM is clearly lacking, performance could be a little better, and it doesn’t come with a memory card reader. For enterprise users, this should be capable of handling work well enough unless it’s particularly resource-intensive. For that, I award the ASUS ExpertBook B5 with our Bronze Pokdeward.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 60% performance: 65% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size; light weight; powerful processor; excellent display; good connectivity; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2021
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; ultra lightweight; attractive hardware; long battery life; high security.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2021
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; excellent display; compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high performance.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2021
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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 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.
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71.5%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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