IFA 2019 | AsusPro B9 is the world's lightest 14-inch business notebook powered by Ice Lake CPUs
Benefitting from Intel’s Ice Lake platform, as well as from the highly anticipated Project Athena specs, the new AsusPro B9 (B9450) notebook is touted as the world’s slimmest and lightest business-class model. Asus designed it to be ideal for business users looking for the latest features, advanced security and extreme portability, all packed up in chassis that have a profile of 0.58 inches and weigh only 1.94 lbs.
With such thin and light specs, the AsusPro can only support Ice Lake CPUs with up to four cores and Gen 11 iGPUs coupled with 16 / 32 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, plus storage combos of up to 2x 1 TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 or RAID 1 configurations. Thanks to the NanoEdge tech, the 14-inch FHD display can easily fit a 13-inch magnesium alloy chassis that comes with MIL-STD 810G durability. Users can opt for a 33 Wh battery, or a 66 Wh one, which increases the total weight to 2.18 lbs.
Other standard features compliant with Project Athena include:
- Thunderbolt 3 connector
- Wi-Fi 6 support
- Windows Hello webcam with IR sensors for biometric authentication
- TPM 2.0 chip for improved security
Prices and exact CPU / RAM / storage configurations will be announced at a later date, but Asus promised to begin shipments some time in Q4.