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Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T

Specifications

Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T
Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T (ASUSPRO Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300 - 1050 MHz, shared memory, 21.20.16.4550
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L, 2133 MHz, dual-channel, not upgradeable
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics AUO353D / B140HAN03.5, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN), 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 321 x 216 ( = 0.59 x 12.64 x 8.5 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4 cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Released
01/06/2017
Weight
1.05 kg ( = 37.04 oz / 2.31 pounds), Power Supply: 216 g ( = 7.62 oz / 0.48 pounds)
Price
1100 EUR

 

Average Score: 82.07% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 41%, display: 84% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0100T

87.4% Asus AsusPro B9440UA (Core i5, 8 GB) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The world's most lightweight 14-inch notebook. That is at least according to Asus, since the company advertises their latest 1.05 kg (2.31 lbs) heavy and 15 mm (0.59 inches) USB-C only office notebook as such. Our extensive review is going to reveal whether or not the restrictions necessary to achieve this feat are worth it, and how the B9400UA fared in its role as a highly mobile office notebook.
81% Asus Pro B9440UA review: A tough, lightweight 14-inch business laptop, but where's the webcam?
Source: Zdnet.com English
Asus pitches the £1,079.99 (inc. VAT, £899.99 ex. VAT, or $999 in the US) Asus Pro B9440UA squarely at the business market, and there's plenty to like, including good battery life, a matte screen, and a robust military-grade chassis. However, there's no webcam or touchscreen, limited on-board connectivity and the power switch is in arguably the most annoying possible location.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
Hands on: Asus AsusPro B9440UA review
Source: Techradar English
The AsusPro B9440UA is a fantastic piece of technology in many ways, but we’re not big fans of the hinge – plus the lack of ports and absence of a webcam are, in our opinion, a step too far in the battle between aesthetics and functionality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2017
Asus AsusPro B9440UA Full Specification, Features, Price, Release Date And Review
Source: Leophire English
The rest of our benchmark figures hold no major surprises. The 7200U is a very capable CPU that doesn’t miss on much compared to the 7500U, its more expensive sibling – the only differences are a marginally lower base and turbo clock frequency and 25% less cache. Note that Asus bundled a 3-year international warranty with the B9440UA and it comes with Windows 10 Pro by default, two significant USPs in our view. Sound is handled by Harman Kardon speakers and is surprisingly bassy given the layout of the laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2017
80% Asus AsusPro B9440 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, the AsusPro B9440UA is a fine example of outside-the-box thinking, and, despite the "Pro" in the name and the Pro version of Windows, a great pick for business or home use alike.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% AsusPro B9440 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
However, this Asus machine gets points for being superportable and having a display with almost no bezel. But other laptops do it better. If the screen is really important to you, go for the Dell XPS 13 (starting at $799), whose panel is brighter and more accurate. The webcam is in an awkward spot, but at least you'll have one. And although it's thicker, you'll get a full set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

92% 纤细身板好腰力!华硕灵珑接近完美的办公体验
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 92%
92% 这就是华硕灵珑超薄本?窄边框玩的竟然这么6
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 92%

Comment

Model:

The AsusPro B9440UA-GV0100T is a 14-inch lightweight business-class laptop. AsusPro is the business arm for Asus, a company better known for its gaming motherboards, video cards, and notebooks under the Republic of Gamers sub-brand. Asus produces a full line of notebooks and desktops of all shapes and sizes for business markets under the AsusPro flag. The two ultimate goals Asus was aiming for with the AsusPro B9440UA were low weight and thinness. In order to achieve these, the engineers at Asus put the device on a radical diet, got rid of all ports except for two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, and shrank the bezels to what is almost pure nothingness. Fortunately, a port replicator is included with the device. The B9440UA is available with faster CPUs, Windows 10 Pro instead of Home, 16 GB instead of 8GB of RAM, and various SSD sizes. Due to limitations in size and weight, the laptop doesn’t include a dedicated graphics card. According to Asus, the device is made of a particularly robust MIL-STD 810G graded special magnesium alloy. Considering the laptop’s size and weight, the case does indeed feel very rigid, solid, and well made. On the base, flexing even with intense force was not an issue. The delicate lid with its very thin bezels can be opened one-handed, and while it flexes more than the base, it is still minimal. Applying pressure to the backside of the lid has absolutely no effect on the display.

Despite the lightweight nature of this notebook, the lid can easily be opened one-handed. The cutout just in front of the touchpad makes that process even more intuitive. In an interesting design move, the AsusPro B9440 rests on the bottom edge of its display lid when the lid is opened. This angles the base of the notebook off the resting surface by seven degrees. Just one type of display is offered on the AsusPro B9440. Its 1080p (1,920x1,080 pixel) resolution is the sweet spot for usability and performance. The display has wide viewing angles, thanks to its IPS panel technology, and excellent overall image quality. Asus advertises that the display covers 72 percent of the NTSC colour gamut, which is well above average. Coupled with its high brightness, the picture looks outstanding. The anti-glare surface on this display is practical for keeping reflections to a minimum. This is especially important in an office environment with overhead lighting. The Asus AsusPro B9440UA was designed as a highly mobile office notebook. It's smart dual-core processor with Hyper-Threading, 8GB of RAM, the SSD, and the lack of a dedicated GPU are fitting for its designated use cases, yet still allow for the use of more demanding software like Adobe Photoshop.

As do most companies with a business lineup, ASUS touts that their new Asus Pro B9440UA is the world’s lightest 14-inch notebook, weighing in at only 1.05 kg, according to ASUS at least. One noticeable aspect of this notebook is that it only offers 2 USB-3.1 Type-C connectors instead of a standard full-size USB port, with one supporting power delivery and the use of external displays. Of course, what good is all of this without talking about this notebook’s chassis, which most definitely has a premium feel to it, with its lightweight construction and an especially robust MIL-STD-810G-grade magnesium alloy frame. Despite it being thin and light, it doesn’t buckle under stress, and while the lid flexes a bit more than the main body, it is still minimal at best. At 15mm thickness at its thickest part, the B9440UA has a comparatively smaller footprint than its 14-inch rivals. As this is a business targeted notebook, it is a most welcoming feature to have a TPM 2.0 security chip onboard. Moving on to the user experience, the keyboard has great ergonomics and is surprisingly comfortable to type on with its concave, non-slip keys and good key travel distance considering the thinness of the notebook. As for the touchpad, it happens to be quite slick and smooth for finger movements, which makes it a great experience when managing without a mouse, although it gets uncomfortable if tracked with sweaty fingertips.

The viewing experience with the equipped IPS FHD display is overall satisfying with its comparatively high brightness, deep black levels and little screen bleeding or clouding. Despite that, for an IPS panel, it suffers from bad color accuracy, scoring 83% for sRGB ratings, which leaves a lot to be desired. Performance-wise, the B9440UA is equipped with Intel’s 7th-generation Core i5-7200U, which can be found in most office and multimedia notebooks. Although the B9440UA is marketed as a business notebook, it is disappointing that its 8GB of DDR3L memory is not user upgradeable, though it should be more than enough for everyday office and productivity tasks. Thanks to its low-power CPU, the B9440UA manages to deliver exceptional battery life, scoring up to 9 hours with surfing on Wi-Fi, which most certainly outperforms its competition. In summary, while ASUS may have taken the same route as Apple in sacrificing all the normal ports users have come to expect, its compromise is sure offset by its excellent user input experience and long battery life, along with being an exceptionally quiet notebook.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

 

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). 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.
7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.05 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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).


82.07%: 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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