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CES 2020 | Asus renames the super-light AsusPro B9 to the ExpertBook B9, hopes no one notices

Asus quietly renames the AsusPro B9 to the ExpertBook B9
Asus quietly renames the AsusPro B9 to the ExpertBook B9
Asus has finally realized that the name "Asus AsusPro" is silly. The business-centric "Asus AsusPro" series will now be called the "Asus ExpertBook" series to better appeal to professional office users.
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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.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-01- 6 (Update: 2020-01- 6)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.