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