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IFA 2019 | AsusPro B9 is the world's lightest 14-inch business notebook powered by Ice Lake CPUs

The AsusPro B9 is said to be the lightest 14-inch business notebook, weighing only 1.94 lbs. (Source: MSPoweruser)
The AsusPro B9 is said to be the lightest 14-inch business notebook, weighing only 1.94 lbs. (Source: MSPoweruser)
Hours after Acer announced its thinnest and lightest book with the introduction of the new Swift 5 model, Asus retaliated with the unveiling of a thinner and lighter AsusPro B9 business-class 14-incher. The AsusPro B9 is only 0.58 inches thick and weighs 1.94 lbs, yet it can still integrate Ice Lake quad-core CPUs, up to 32 GB of RAM, a dual 1 TB NVMe SSD storage combo and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
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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.

The numpad is integrated with the large trackpad. (Source: The Verge)
The numpad is integrated with the large trackpad. (Source: The Verge)
Thin and light profile (Source: The Verge)
Thin and light profile (Source: The Verge)
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I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-09- 5 (Update: 2019-09- 5)