ASUS, Taiwan-head-quartered, multinational computer hardware as well as consumer electronics and the fastest-growing consumer laptop brand in India, has launched ExpertBook B1400.
ExpertBook B1400 is the new slim, light and highly versatile notebook that is tailored for business, designed as the smart choice for fast-paced ambitious enterprises. It comes under the premium range of laptops and offers customization options to serve specific business mandates.
Powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, ExpertBook B1400 is sleek, configurable , boasts a contemporary design, replete with a rugged aluminium top shell and military-grade durable construction, that effortlessly combines high performance with extensive customizations to empower every business. ExpertBook B1400 includes optional features such as NumberPad 2.0 and backlit keyboard, along with standard features such as dual-heat pipe cooling for consistent high-speed performance, fingerprint enabled power-on key, ErgoLift enabled 180-degree lay-flat hinges for easy content sharing and a gorgeous NanoEdge display with 84% screen-to-body ratio.
The ExpertBook B1400 offers superior and comprehensive I/O ports ranging from high-speed USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 that allows for high-speed data transfer, display-out and power delivery; along with USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, Gigabit ethernet enabled full-size RJ-45 port, and high-capacity and high-speed PCIe 3.0 SSD enabled hybrid storage.
Commenting on the launch of the ExpertBook B1400, Dinesh Sharma, Business Head, Commercial PC and Smartphone, System Business Group, ASUS India said, “With changing work dynamics, the year has seen tremendous evolution in the demand for the commercial PCs. We are excited to cater to the segment with the ExpertBook B1400 device designed specifically for top-notch leaders and senior professionals. As the world pivots towards a hybrid work environment, we aim to transform our product range with flexible customization and personalization options. Our vision is to innovate solutions and equip our customers with the latest technologies to help them stay ahead of the curve.”
Primed to perform: Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and flexible configuration
The 14-inch ASUS ExpertBook B1400 is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and optional NVIDIA® GeForce® discrete graphics, so they’re primed to deliver the sterling performance needed to get the job done. A dual heat-pipe cooling solution on the B1400 helps the processor to achieve consistent high-speed desktop-grade performance for heavy workloads, in comparison to a single heat-pipe is superior as a notebook coupled with a single heat-pipe design will frequently have to turn down performance to keep the thermals in check. They also benefit from exclusive Performance Boost technology to achieve the best laptop performance and agility by tuning the internal thermals. ASUS-exclusive algorithms are combined with up to five smart sensors, an aerodynamic design and up to a 90-watt power supply to intelligently manage CPU performance.
Coupled with up to 48 GB of upgradable memory and fast, capacious storage, the new ExpertBook B1400 model ensure quick access to content — and with no worries about running out of storage. The laptop can be specified with up to two storage devices, with the powerful combination of up to an ultrafast 1 TB SSD and a 2 TB HDD providing the perfect combination of high-speed data access and large capacity for personal content.
ExpertBook B1400 also benefit from an admin-friendly design for hassle-free maintenance in commercial or education 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.
Superior and Comprehensive I/O connectivity:
Connectivity is especially important in a business laptop to ensure it’s easy for any task types or workloads, hence ExpertBook B1400 laptops with a comprehensive selection of I/O ports. It offers a USB-C 3.2 port providing built-in power delivery, display connectivity and high-speed data transfers. It also has both USB 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 2.0 Type-A ports, HDMI 1.4, VGA, Ethernet, and an audio combo jack — all tested for up to 10,000 connection cycles for an assurance of maximum reliability. The integrated Kensington Lock slot, making it quick and easy to secure ExpertBook B1400 laptops.
The need for remote work and learning tools has never been greater, ExpertBook B1400 is equipped for these demands, with a total of three external-video outputs — Display out through USB-C, HDMI and VGA D-Sub — and supports connection 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 B1400 model is also engineered for non-stop connectivity and productivity, with congestion-busting Wi-Fi 6 coupled with ASUS WiFi Master Technology and also features Bluetooth 5.2 as standard.
Lightweight mobility: Class-leading weight and slimness, plus superior screen-to-body ratio
ASUS ExpertBook B1400 is surprisingly light for a business laptop, weighing as little as 1.45 kg, so it’s comfortable to carry anywhere – and also lighter than many competing models in its segment. It’s also one of the thinnest in its class, with B1400 standing just 19.2 mm tall.
Despite the slim dimensions and lightweight, the laptops also offer remarkable screen-to-body ratios. The narrow-bezel design of their NanoEdge displays allows a smaller body design to accommodate a larger screen. The upshot is that ExpertBook B1400 offers an 84% screen— so the user is treated to a lid that is virtually all screen. The display is also certified by TÜV Rheinland 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 ExpertBook B1 laptops offer numerous options for robust security to ensure confidential and private data does not leak out.
A fingerprint sensor that’s integrated into the power button offers every biometric security that’s as easy as it is effective. All the user needs to do to switch on and log in to B1400 is press the power button – eliminating the need for difficult-to-remember passwords or PINs.
The new ExpertBook B1400 model also includes 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. Then, when they’re ready to be seen again, visibility is just one flick of the finger away.
The optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip also ups ExpertBook B1400’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 ExpertBook B1400 is designed to both meet and surpass exacting industry thresholds — including the latest ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810H US military standard, putting ExpertBook B1400 one step ahead of the competition.
The chassis design combines additional structural enhancements to meet the rigorous tests of daily use. These include a resilient aluminium-alloy upper cover, an internal keyboard bracket that provides additional structural support, and protective foam that protects the hard drive from bumps and shocks.
Crystal-clear conferencing audio: ASUS AI two-noise-cancelling tech stops unwanted sounds
ExpertBook B1400 laptops are ready for the increased levels of remote working and education, with ASUS two-way AI noise-cancelling technology integrated to ensure superior audio experiences for calls and video conferences.
ASUS two-way AI noise-cancelling 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-cancelling mic speaker feature filters out all ambient noise apart from human speech, making it easier to hear what everyone else is saying.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ExpertBook B1400 will be soon available at ASUS Exclusive Stores, and leading Commercial PC channel partners, starting at ₹32490 (exclusive of GST)