Truly impressive - Convertible workstation Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip
If you view the ExpertBook B6 Flip as a convertible, you probably have the heaviest device in its class. Even as a workstation, the device is large and incredibly powerful. This is primarily due to the extreme cooling that takes up a lot of space in the large case.
Our review devices undergo dozens of benchmark tests, and they do not always manage to cope with all the benchmarks thrown at them. On the other hand, the ExpertBook B6 Flip maintains a cool processor and graphics card under testing. The device, which is almost three centimeters thick, contains an Intel Core i9-12950HX and an Nvidia RTX A2000. Together they generate a waste heat of around 140 watts. In terms of performance, the ExpertBook B6 Flip is far ahead in the test field and even outperforms the MSI CreatoPro Z16P with its supposedly stronger A3000. Both laptops run their graphics cards with up to 90 watts, but the MSI device runs out of steam sooner.
In terms of form factor, however, the ExpertBook B6 Flip is excessively large. With its wide bezels, the 16-inch laptop almost has the dimensions of a 17-incher. But Asus uses the space gained for a correspondingly large cooling system. The performance of the convertible thus corresponds to an excellent workstation, but the convertible factor is somewhat lost. Of course, you can use the laptop as a tablet, but the size and three kilograms of weight quickly make for tired arms, or a workout for tablet enthusiasts. In this case, tent- and presentation mode are more convenient for working on the ExpertBook B6 Flip with the included stylus.
From an early age I liked to thoroughly examine all kinds of devices to see how they worked, which also involved taking my own devices apart and therefore not always to the delight of my parents. Nevertheless, with my grandfather’s support, I became a computer and electronics tinkerer. With the family PC and Lego Mindstorms, my interested in software and programming took off, and I am currently an engineering program student. I enjoy building all sorts of gadgets with Arduino and 3D printers, and I still like to put electronic devices through their paces. By joining the Notebookcheck editorial team, I have been able to turn my hobby into a profession.
Translator:Jacob Fisher - Translator - 180 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2022
Growing up in regional Australia, I first became acquainted with computers in my early teens after a broken leg from a football (soccer) match temporarily condemned me to a predominately indoor lifestyle. Soon afterwards I was building my own systems. Now I live in Germany, having moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.