ASUS Unveils ASUSPRO B9 (B9450): A 14-Inch Ice Lake Laptop computer at 880 Grams
ASUS announced its all-new ASUSPRO notebook aimed at business users who need rich functionality, advanced security, and ultimate portability. Taking advantage of Intel’s Project Athena as well as Intel’s latest Ice Lake platform, the ASUSPRO B9 (B9450) offers rather ultimate capabilities in a package that weighs starting from 880 grams.
Traditionally for ASUS’ thin-and-light business-oriented machines, the ASUSPRO B9450-series laptops come in a 13-inch-class magnesium alloy chassis that is 14.9 mm thick and houses a 14-inch NanoEdge Full-HD display with anti-glare coating and ultra-thin bezels. Due to a reworked internal architecture (courtesy of Intel’s Ice Lake platform), the notebook weighs 880 grams when equipped with a 33 Wh battery or 990 grams when a 66 Wh battery is installed. Besides, the new ASUSPRO B9 can withstand MIL-STD 810G tests (probably ASUS refers primarily to drop tests), so it is pretty rugged too.
Inside the ASUSPRO B9450-series machines is Intel’s 10th Generation Core processors codenamed Ice Lake with up to four cores and advanced Gen 11 graphics. The CPU is accompanied by LPDDR4X memory as well as up to two 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs operating in RAID 0 mode for superior performance or RAID 1 mode for added reliability.
In line with Intel’s Project Athena recommendations, the ASUS PRO B9450 is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 as well as Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Furthermore, it has a Windows Hello-capable webcam with IR sensors as well as a TPM 2.0 chip for ultimate security.
ASUS plans to start sales of the ASUSPRO B9450-series notebooks in the near future. Exact configurations and prices will be disclosed when the laptops are available.