ASUS introduce new business PCs - ExpertBook, Chromebook, ExpertCenter and Education models
ASUS is on a roll as they continue to release a few laptop series for gaming and the ZenBook series lineup. Besides these, the company is also introducing newer laptop versions of the ExpertBook, Chromebook CX9, BR1100 and an ExpertCenter desktop. As the name suggests, these are all business PCs so read them down below for more information.
ASUS ExpertBook series
From the CES 2021 event, there are two ExpertBook laptop models - the ExpertBook B9 and B1. Starting with the B9 model, it features an Intel vPro platform with a new Two-Way AI noise-cancelling technology for a better experience during video conferencing. Like its predecessor, it's also extremely lightweight (880g only) and can last up to 20 hours of battery life.
As an Intel vPro laptop, it's packed with dual SSD with RAID 0 and RAID 1 support, up to 32 GB LDDR4x 4266 MHz, Intel WiFi 6, Intel Thunderbolt 4 and multiple trusted layers of security. One of the security features includes ASUS AdaptiveLock, which detects the user’s presence and employs an integrated infrared camera to recognize their face instantly. The body material uses MIL-STD 810H US military standard.
Then for the ExpertBook B1, it features 11th Gen Intel Core processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics as well as an ASUS Intelligent Performance technology allowing users to switch between Performance Mode to boost power for heavy workloads, Balanced Mode for everyday tasks, and Whisper Mode for quiet and power-saving operation. It's also coupled with up to 48 GB memory, optional NVIDIA graphics, and dual storage – up to 1 TB SSD and 2 TB HDD.
Consumers have a choice of either a 14-inch or 15-inch NanoEdge display, weighing respectively 1.45kg or 1.72kg, making ExpertBook B1 very compact. Built-in ports include Intel Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI 1.4, Ethernet and a microSD card slot. Also, its keyboard is backlit and spill-resistant so don't worry about spilling your coffee over it. Finally, security includes an integrated fingerprint sensor, TPM 2.0 to fend off attacks, an integrated Kensington lock slot, and protective foam to protect the hard drive from bumps and shocks.
ASUS Chromebook CX9
ASUS is also continuing the Chromebook and the latest one is the CX9. Weighing at 1kg only, its body is also made with MIL-STD 810H US military standards and the 14-inch NanoEdge display is frameless on four sides. Moreover, it's powered by an 11th Gen up to Intel Core i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics and benefits from WiFi 6 connectivity.
Despite its thin profile, the Chromebook CX9 is loaded with I/O ports, including Thunderbolt 4, standard USB Type-A and HDMI outputs. ASUS even integrated Harman Kardon audio system into it, the keyboard is backlit and spill-resistant as well and the trademark ErgoLift is back too. For business-grade protection, the laptop offers Titan C security for storing sensitive information such as passwords and encryption keys.
The 11.6-inch ASUS BR1100 was designed in mind for education purpose for both remote and classroom learning. As it is for students, the laptop is also engineered to survive falls of up to 120 cm thanks to the rugged design. Besides having a spill-resistant on the keyboard, there's an additional ASUS BacGuard antibacterial frame and a TÜV Rheinland-certified display for low blue-light emissions.
For online classes, ASUS pre-installed a 3D noise-reduction (3DNR) technology on the webcam which eliminates up to 94% of the random noise. Students may use the laptop in different methods as it's also a convertible type, as well as choosing to connect either 4G LTE and WiFi 6. There's plenty of space too, packing up to 128 GB eMMC and 1TB SSD,
ASUS ExpertCenter D7 SFF and D5 SFF
Finally, ASUS did not forget about desktop users. The ExpertCenter D7 SFF and D5 SFF come in a sleek and compact 9-litre, small-form-factor (SFF) package. Offering a range of NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro graphics options, plus up to 128GB memory, and multilayered security infrastructure for businesses.
Aside from the 9-liter SFF models with maximum workspace flexibility in mind, ASUS has created different chassis designs for the new ExpertCenter series including 15-liter mini-towers to 20- and 27-litre tower PC powerhouses. This offers choices for business, making ExpertCenter desktops ideal for retail, libraries, office and manufacturing.
So these are all the new business PCs that ASUS introduced. We aren't sure if ASUS Malaysia plans to bring them in so we shall see. If you want to find out more, you may visit either one of the links below. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.