CES 2021 | Asus unleashes the ExpertBook B14/B15 (B1400/B1500)

Asus ExpertBook B1500 (Source: Asus)
Asus ExpertBook B1500 (Source: Asus)
Both powered by 11th gen Intel Core processors with Irix Xe graphics, the Asus ExpertBook B1400 and B1500 feature up to 48 GB of memory, optional NVIDIA dedicated graphics, dual storage combinations that can provide up to 1 TB SSD + 2 TB HDD of space, as well as multiple connectivity options, and much more.

Asus has just unveiled two new ExpertBooks laptops, namely the B1400 and the B1500. Advertised as pieces of hardware that are "primed to perform, and configured for business," these two new portables are powerful choices that use 11th generation Intel Core processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics, driven by the Asus Intelligent Performance tech that allows quick switching between various usage modes (Performance, Balanced, Whisper).

Although the details regarding all hardware choices ready for purchase are not public yet, there is plenty of information to get a good idea: up to 48 GB of memory, optional NVIDIA discrete GPU, up to 1 TB SSD + 2 TB HDD, 14-inch or 15-inch NanoEdge display, Intel Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI 1.4, Ethernet, microSD, integrated fingerprint reader, Kensington lock slot, ErgoLift hinge for comfortable typing, and more.

The ExpertBook B14 weighs 3.2 pounds, while the B15 is obviously heavier, but not by that much since it has a weight of 3.8 pounds. If everything goes as planned, both should hit the North American market in the second quarter of 2021. Pricing details and more about the configurations available at launch will surely go public in the meantime, so stay tuned. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-01-13 (Update: 2021-01-13)
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