ASUS today launched ExpertBook B5, an ultralight, kilogram-class laptop series available in both traditional clamshell and 360° convertible forms, and with optional FHD OLED display panels, for the ultimate in portability, flexibility and clarity. The new ExpertBook B5 laptops are built for business success in style, with a precision-crafted and minimalist chassis that pushes the limits of lightness.
They're also set for stress-free travel with an amazing 14-hour battery life, and are engineered with many cutting-edge technologies to improve on-the-go work efficiency. These include an 11th Gen Intel Core processor, AI noise cancellation and dual-SSD RAID support and ASUS NumberPad 2.0. The all-new ExpertBook B5 models are also packed with features to protect personal privacy and business data, including a built-in fingerprint sensor and TPM 2.0 chip.
Ultimate mobility: Lightweight design that tips the scales at just 2.64 lb
ASUS ExpertBook B5 laptops are sleek, stylish and crafted for the ultimate mobility. Both the top and bottom cover are cut from pure aluminium, while the area around the keyboard area is formed using magnesium-aluminium alloy. These premium materials and careful construction keep the weight down to as little as a feather-light 2.64 lb, while also ensuring that the machines are ready for the rigors of everyday use in the office or on the go.
ExpertBook B5 laptops are also remarkably thin, with a profile that measures just 16.9 mm, so they're easy to slip into a bag or briefcase, ready to travel anywhere.
Primed to perform: Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 with Iris Xe graphics, 32 GB RAM and Intel WiFi 6
To make light work of all everyday business tasks, the latest ASUS ExpertBook B5 laptops are powered by an up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics, up to 32 GB of RAM and superfast Intel WiFi 6 — ensuring quick and responsive computing, superb graphical performance and ultra-fast wireless networking.
They also feature two SSDs to provide huge up to dual 1 TB capacity and extreme-speed data reads and writes. These drives also supports RAID technology for improved data reliability or faster operation.
The new ExpertBook B5 laptops are also loaded with I/O ports, including cutting-edge Thunderbolt 4 with support for the next-level USB4 interface, 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, triple 4K display output and fast charging, plus USB Type-A and an HDMI outputs. They're also equipped with wired network connectivity with a unique MAC address for easy device management.
Amazing OLED: Full HD OLED HDR display with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut
The new ASUS ExpertBook B5 laptops are optionally available with an amazing FHD OLED HDR display. This delivers brilliant color and stunningly detailed and realistic visuals for content sharing or presentations, with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut.
This fabulous screen is touch-sensitive on B5 Flip models, and supports both finger and stylus input for intuitive input to suit any need. The OLED technology means images are clearer at lower brightness levels. It's also VESA DisplayHDR True Black certified for deep blacks and increased dynamic range. With TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care, too, this immersive slim-bezel display is a superb all-rounder for work or play.
As its name suggests, ExpertBook B5 Flip has a 360° flippable hinge, enabling it to be used numerous different ways — including both tent and tablet modes. This makes it easy to use for instant collaboration, or to share content or presentations. The display of ExpertBook B5 Flip OLED also has an anti-glare finish for comfortable working even under bright lighting.
All-day battery: Up to a 14-hour life, plus fast-charge technology for rapid top-ups
ASUS ExpertBook B5 laptops are engineered to ensure they're ready to power through a full business day, and even beyond. With up to a 14-hour battery life[ii] from a single charge, aided by energy-efficient Panel Self Refresh technology, the new B5 models have more than enough juice to keep going from morning through to night or from the start to the end of a long-haul flight - virtually eliminating worries about needing to find a mains socket.
Moreover, they benefit from fast-charge technology that allows the battery level to be accelerated up to 60% in as little as 39 minutes,[iii] so they're ready to go in no time.
Business-friendly designs: Military strength, AI noise cancellation, fingerprint sensor and more
Life on the road is tough, so the latest ExpertBook B5 laptops are designed to both meet and surpass exacting industry thresholds — including the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810H US military standard. This means they're built to survive every extreme, from freezing temperatures to the searing heat of desert storms, and from high-speed shocks to everyday bumps. They also undergo stringent in-house testing, including panel-pressure, shock and drop tests for an assurance of serious durability. Even the keyboard is resilient, engineered to resist everyday spills and splashes.
ExpertBook B5 laptops also level-up professional conferencing, with two-way AI-powered noise-canceling technology that employs sophisticated machine-learning techniques. The technology includes both an upstream function to filter noise around the speaker, and a downstream function to eliminate noise from the person at the other end of the conversation.
ASUS NumberPad 2.0 is also an optional with the new ExpertBook B5 series. This is an LED-illuminated numeric keypad that's perfect for crunching numbers. Tap the NumberPad 2.0 icon on the top right of the touchpad to turn it on, and tap the icon on the left to toggle between two brightness settings. Clever software allows the mouse pointer to be controlled, even when NumberPad 2.0 is activated.
Finally, business security is a watchword of the new ExpertBook B5 models. They benefit from robust security features to ensure confidential and private data does not leak out, including an integrated fingerprint sensor, a physical webcam shield and an optional TPM 2.0 chip to keep attackers away from private data. There's even an integrated Kensington Lock slot, making it quick and easy to secure ExpertBook B5.
The prices are pretty much where I expected them to be.