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CES 2017 | Asus unveils super-light 14-inch Asuspro B9440 business notebook

Asus unveils super-light 14-inch Asuspro B9440 business notebook
Asus unveils super-light 14-inch Asuspro B9440 business notebook
The new Asuspro will be even lighter than the just-announced Lenovo X1 Carbon and will launch this March for 1200 Euros.

The Asuspro series of mainstream business notebooks is about to get sleeker and thinner with the upcoming Asuspro B9440 that Asus is claiming it to be the world's lightest business notebook in its size class.

At just 1.04 kg, the B9440 is almost 100 g lighter than the upcoming Lenovo X1 Carbon refresh. Its chassis is made almost entirely of magnesium alloy and the design itself if reminiscent of the old Dell Adamo series since the lid is longer than the base it sits on. As a result, opening the display will tilt the base for a more comfortable typing experience.

Additionally, the base integrates no physical ports in order to achieve its super-thin form factor. The ports are instead on the lid itself not unlike on the Dell Adamo, though options are still limited to just two USB Type-C ports. The bezels are very thin like on the XPS 13, so the overall size of the notebook is closer to a 13-inch offering despite the larger 14-inch screen. The major downside here is the complete lack of an integrated webcam on the Asuspro.

Otherwise, expect a native 1080p screen with Kaby Lake Core i3/i5/i7 CPU options and an optional USB Type-C docking port for wider connectivity features.

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Asuspro B9440
Asuspro B9440
Maximum lid angle
Maximum lid angle
Left edge
Left edge
Rear
Rear
Glass touchpad
Glass touchpad
Keyboard
Keyboard
Underside
Underside
Asus USB Type C Dock
Asus USB Type C Dock
Asuspro B9440 core features
Asuspro B9440 core features

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Allen Ngo, 2017-01- 8 (Update: 2017-01- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
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.