CES 2020 | Asus renames the super-light AsusPro B9 to the ExpertBook B9, hopes no one notices
Announced last year at IFA 2019, Asus is now ready to finally make available the AsusPro B9 for users in North America albeit under the new name ExpertBook B9. The business-centric laptop was created in response to the MSI Prestige 14 series and the growing popularity of ultra-thin office and professional laptops.
Nothing else has changed beyond the name swap. The Comet Lake-U Core i7-10510U, 14-inch FHD display, 16 GB of LPDDR3-2133 RAM, and dual PCIe x4 slots all remain unscathed. Users will also be able to choose between a 33 W or 66 W internal battery for longer runtimes at the cost of increased weight (880 g vs. 970 g).
Speaking of weight, Asus is still marketing the AsusPro/ExpertBook B9 as the "lightest 14-inch business laptop" despite it being almost half a year since the initial announcement. The next lightest 14-inch laptop with an Intel U-class CPU would be the LG Gram 14 coming in at 994 g.
See our existing preview on the AsusPro B9 for more information on the ExpertBook B9. Expect the ExpertBook B9 to become available within the next few months.