Asus ExpertBook B9 first impressions – lightweight business laptop that packs a lot of power

Asus ExpertBook B9Rounak Jain
  • The Asus ExpertBook B9 is amongst the flagship products launched by the Taiwanese tech giant, aimed at businesses and professionals.
  • The ExpertBook B9 comes in a compact and lightweight form factor, weighing 995 grams, which makes it one of the most portable 14-inch business laptops in India.
  • The ExpertBook B9 is powered by 10th gen Intel Core processors and starts at a price of ₹1,02,228.
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The Asus ExpertBook B9 launched in India on September 21. Touted as the world’s lightest business laptop in its segment, the ExpertBook B9 promises to take the load off your business work.

The ExpertBook B9 offers a lot of power in a very compact package. Powered by the 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor, it promises to keep up with all your multitasking needs – be it presentations, keeping a track of your business and more. It also promises to last 24 hours on a single charge, which makes it one of the best options for professionals out there in its segment.

We got to spend some time with the Asus ExpertBook B9. But before we get to the first impressions, here’s how much it costs.

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Asus ExpertBook B9 price and availability

The ExpertBook B9 series starts at pricing of ₹1,02,228. It will be available for purchase at Asus Exclusive stores, Amazon, Croma, Flipkart and Reliance Digital.

Asus ExpertBook B9 specs – here’s what powers this compact business laptop

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ParticularsSpecs
ProcessorIntel Core i7 10510
Memory16GB
Storage1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Display14-inch Full HD IPS
Ports2x Thunderbolt USB Type-C
1x USB 3.1
1x HDMI
1x audio jack
Wireless connectivityWi-Fi 6 (ax)
Bluetooth 5.0
Battery65Wh
65W adapter with fast charging support

Asus ExpertBook B9 in pics

The Asus ExpertBook B9 comes in a matte black avatar with a magnesium alloy chassis. The chassis has a textured finish, which helps it avoid dust and fingerprints to a certain extent.

Asus ExpertBook B9Rounak Jain

The first thing that struck me when I began using this laptop was undeniably its weight and compact build. It’s easy to mistake it for a tablet with a cover. It’s extremely portable, and can be easily held in a single hand without breaking a sweat.
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Asus ExpertBook B9 displayRounak Jain

It’s not just the compact form factor that helps the ExpertBook B9 stand out. Its 14-inch Full HD gets bright enough even in well-lit surroundings, and the anti-glare screen helps to a great extent.

Asus ExpertBook B9Rounak Jain

Despite its thin profile, the ExpertBook B9 features adequate connectivity options. It has an audio jack and a USB 3.1 port on the right.
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On the left, there are two Thunderbolt USB Type-C ports, an HDMI, and a micro HDMI port.

Asus ExpertBook B9's ErgoLift hingeRounak Jain

The ErgoLift hinge design also ensures that the keyboard is angled, which helps with easy typing. This also helps in improving air ventilation to keep the laptop cool.

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Asus ExpertBook B9's number padRounak Jain

An interesting addition to the ExpertBook B9 is the proprietary number pad embedded in the touchpad. It can be activated by pressing a button on the top right of the touchpad.

Other features of the ExpertBook B9 include Windows Hello support, a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication, and a complete suite of Asus software for seamless PC-to-phone integration.

Asus has also added several security features to make the ExpertBook B9 ready for businesses. This includes a dedicated chipset for storing passwords, and encryption keys, an IR camera, a webcam shield and more.
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