INDIA, April 20, 2023— ASUS, Taiwan-head-quartered, multinational computer hardware as well as consumer electronics and the fastest-growing consumer laptop brand in India, today announced the launch of the latest Asus ExpertBook B1 series, offering 14-inch (B1402) and 15.6-inch (B1502) variants of the commercial laptop. ExpertBook B1402/B1502 is the brand new slim, light, and highly versatile notebook that is tailored for business, designed as the smart choice for fast-paced ambitious enterprises and as well as small-medium businesses that demand the utmost in portability and security.

Powered by the latest12th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, ExpertBook B1402/B1502 is super sleek, highly configurable, boasts a design, replete with military-grade durable construction, that effortlessly combines high performance with rugged reliability to empower every business. The new ExpertBook B1 series includes segment-first features such as incredible dual-vented exhausts for accelerated cooling that offers consistent high-speed performance, blazing fast PCIe Gen 4 Solid-State Drive, Dual USB-C ports with USB-C charging, a full-size rigid RJ-45 port with status LEDs, 180-degree lay-flat hinges that are internally tested for 30,000open-and-close lifecycles, NumberPad 2.0 on the touchpad of 14 inch screen version for fast number crunching and choices of up to a Full-HD Wide-view IPS display, all with Anti-glare layer for all-day long productivity.

The ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 offer superior and modern ports ranging from Dual high-speed USB-C ports that allows for high-speed data transfer and allows for fast-charging via a 65W USB-C adapter and offers display-out and power delivery. The laptop also features full-sized ports such as USB-A ports, and HDMI.

Commenting on the launch of the ExpertBook B1402 / B1502 , Dinesh Sharma, Business Head, Commercial PC and Smartphone, System Business Group, ASUS India said,“At Asus Our vision is to innovate solutions and equip our Business customers with the latest and meaningful technologies to help them stay ahead of the curve.We are excited to introduce the latest segment-leading and true game-changer ExpertBook B1402 and B1502, laptops that built to perform and engineered to endure.

ExpertBook B1402 / 1502 are affordable but offer segment-leading performance, durability, convenience and security with unmatched features in the segment such as NumPad 2.0, Dual Display Out, 180 Degree robust Hinges tested for 30000 times, USB Type C PD fast Charging and comprehensive hardware security of TPM 2.0, RJ 45 port, Kensington Lock and optional IR Camera.

Primed to perform: Up to 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and flexible configuration.

The newExpertBook B1 series is powered by the latest 12th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and blazing fast PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, so they’re primed to deliver the sterling performance needed to get the job done. A unique dual-vented exhaust cooling solution on the B1402 helps the processor to achieve consistent high-speed performance for heavy workloads, in comparison to a laptop with a single exhaust vent, the laptop will frequently have to turn down performance to keep the thermals in check. ASUS-exclusive algorithms are combined with up to five smart sensors to intelligently manage CPU performance.

The ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 offer superior memory support of up to 48 GB, and also allow the option of having the Iris Xe graphics operate in dual-channel mode on i5 and i7 CPUs for elevated 3D graphics performance. The device also benefits from an admin-friendly design for hassle-free maintenance in commercial or even in educational settings. Removal of a few screws on the base provides easy access to upgrade the RAM or storage devices without the need to disassemble the entire device.

Innovative Convenience:

The ExpertBook B1402 and B1502feature Asus Expert Widget the increases user’s productivity by allowing the users to customise their own hot keys to launch apps/browser instantly with the combination of Fn Key + Number Key 1-4 and F10 / F12 keys.

Expert B1402 is enabled with NumberPad 2.0, dual function touchpad that has a numeric keypad integrated that can be switched on or off as needed and is perfect for crunching numbers. Even when NumberPad 2.0 is activated the touchpad can be used for cursor control.

Superior and Comprehensive I/O connectivity:

Connectivity is especially important in a business laptop to ensure it’s easy for any task types or workload, hence the ExpertBook B1 series feature a comprehensive selection of modern I/O ports. It offers a segment-first dual USB-C port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 offering Power Delivery, Data transfer and DisplayPort. It also has both USB 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4,a rigid full-size RJ-45 Ethernet port with connection status LEDs, and a combo audio jack — all tested for up to 5000 times of connection cycles for an assurance of maximum reliability. The ExpertBook B1 series also feature a Kensington Lock slot allowing for quick, easy, and physical security the device.

The need for remote work and learning tools has never been greater, ExpertBook B1402is equipped for these demands, with two external-video outputs — DisplayPort over USB-C and HDMI, supporting connections of up to two external 4K UHD displays. This gives users the freedom to engage in a video-conferencing or remote-learning session on the laptop’s display while using two screens on either side to keep in view information that’s relevant to a call or event.

The new ExpertBook B1402 model is also engineered for non-stop connectivity and productivity, with congestion-busting Wi-Fi 6Ecoupled with ASUS Wi-Fi Master Technology and features Bluetooth 5.1 as standard.

Lightweight mobility: Class-leading weight and slimness

ASUS ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 are surprisingly light for a business laptop, weighing as little as 1.49 kg and 1.69kg respectively for the 14 and 15-inch variants.It’s comfortable to carry anywhere – and lighter than many competing models in its segment. It’s also one of the thinnest in its class barring its feet extensions that facilitate better underbody airflow, standing just 19.2 mm tall.

Despite the slim dimensions and lightweight, the laptop also offer great screen-to-body ratio. The narrow-bezel design of their NanoEdge displays allows a for a much smaller body design to accommodate a larger screen. The display is also certified up to TÜV Rheinland standards for low blue-light emissions, ensuring comfortable eyes when used over longer periods.

Commercial-grade durability and security: Military-grade construction and customizable options
The latest ExpertBook B1402/ B1502 laptop offers numerous options for robust security to ensure confidential and private data does not leak out.

The laptop features a front webcam with a built-in privacy shield. This ingeniously simple idea means that all the user needs to do for instant privacy is to swipe the cover across the webcam’s lens,with that visibility is just one flick of the finger away.

The optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip also ups the new ExpertBook B1’s business-friendly security credentials. The embedded TPM 2.0 chip securely stores authentication information used by software, such as passwords or encryption keys, to protect important data and transactions — keeping the information away from the eyes of would-be attackers.

Of course, life on the road can be tough, so the new ExpertBook B1402 / B1502 is designed to both meet and surpass exacting industry thresholds — including the latest ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810H US military standard, putting ExpertBook B1402/ B1502 one step ahead of the competition.

The chassis design combines additional structural enhancements to meet the rigorous tests of daily use. These include an internal keyboard bracket that provides additional structural support. The laptop is further subjected to additional durability testing that’s separate from Military-grade certifications, among these tests is testing the laptop lid with up to 25kg of force at the centre of the display lid.

Crystal-clear conferencing audio: Two-way AI Noise cancellation& Dirac-powered audio

ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 are ready for the increased levels of remote working and education, with ASUS two-way AI noise-canceling technology integrated to ensure superior audio experiences for calls and video conferences.

ASUS two-way AI noise-canceling audio employs machine learning to isolate unwanted noise from human speech. There are two modes: Single-presenter mode allows the voice directly in front of the PC to be heard clearly; while multi-presenter mode clarifies speech from different directions, ensuring optimum quality for group conference calls. MEANWHILE, the AI noise-canceling mic speaker feature filters out all ambient noise apart from human speech, making it easier to hear what everyone else is saying. With Dirac’s software audio tuning, the ExpertBooK B1402/ B1502 steps up its audio fidelity to match your current productivity stream, whether if its playing back a video or listening to a conversation live, it all sounds punchy, crisp and definite.

The ASUS ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 will be available at leading Commercial PC channel partners.