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.

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  • skavi - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Although, twice the battery life for 100g more is definitely worth it, especially if it comes with no other compromises.
  • oRAirwolf - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    Laptops with 16x9 screens are a hard pass for me after bring spoiled by the Huawei Matebook X Pro. 16x10 or 3x2 is the only way to fly.
  • rahvin - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    3x2 is not 16x10, it's the old television/CRT size. I'd take 16x10, in fact my home monitor is 16x10, but 3x2 is too vertical and too close to square.
  • CajunMoses - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    This argument has already been debated ad infinitum and decided: 16:9 is best for viewing videos because it avoids letterboxing; 3:2 is best for reading Web pages because it reduces scrolling and unused whitespace. If you're referring to the aspect ratio of old TVs, that was 4:3.
  • neogodless - Thursday, September 5, 2019 - link

    Anyone else notice the shape that the screen appears to be in that second photo? Was that bad photo editing going into that presentation? I don't think this screen can accurately be called 16x9...
  • sharath.naik - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - link

    33 Wh? what is the point of making laptops this thin? the goal should have been to have the largest battery that is possible.

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