Asus has unveiled many business laptops in the ExpertBook and ExpertCenter series, along with a new Education range at CES 2021. These include the Asus ExpertBook B9, Asus ExpertBook B1, Asus BR1100, Asus ExpertCenter D7 and Asus ExpertCenter D5 SFF laptops. Pricing and availability for all products have yet to be announced. And in addition to the new ZenBook, Chromebook and VivoBook models, Asus has also expanded the ROG range with the ROG Flow X13 ultraportable, ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE with dual displays, the robust Asus ROG Strix Scar 17, along with a new virtual display case of products. called Asus ROG Citadel XV.
Asus ExpertBook B9
The new Asus ExpertBook B9 It is built on the Intel vPro platform and features bi-directional AI noise cancellation technology for clarity in video conferencing. It has an ErgoLift hinge that offers comfort when typing and is ready to run on Windows 10 Pro. The laptop has a 66 Wh battery that claims to offer 13 hours of productivity and 20 hours of video playback. Ports include Thunderbolt 4, RJ45, HDMI, USB Type-A, Kensington lock slot, and headphone/microphone combo. It offers military-grade resistance, quad microphones, Alexa compatibility, and Face Unlock. There is a 14-inch full-HD screen (1,920×1,080 pixels), Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor, and Intel Iris Xe graphics. The Asus ExpertBook B9 offers up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. It has a 720p HD IR camera with privacy shutter. And the laptop weighs just 0.88 kg.
Asus ExpertBook B1
Asus ExpertBook B1 Powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors paired with Intel Iris Xe graphics (NVIDIA graphics optional), up to 2TB HDD and 1TB SSD, and up to 8GB RAM. There is a 14-inch full-HD screen (1,920×1,080 pixels) and the laptop runs Windows 10 Pro. Ports include three USB Type-A, one Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, VGA, microphone/audio combo, Ethernet RJ45, DC input and microSD card, reader. This laptop also has an ErgoLift hinge and it comes with a backlit keyboard that is also spill-resistant. Asus ExpertBook B1 has a 720p webcam with a privacy shutter. There is a 43 Wh battery on board and the laptop weighs 1.45 kilograms. It is US MIL-STD 810H military-grade certified and comes in a Star Black colour option.
Asus BR1100C, Asus BR1100F
This range has been built with kids in mind and comes with a durable form factor and several other kid-friendly features. the Asus BR1100C and the Asus BR1100F laptops have a rubber bumper and are certified for military use. They have a modular design for easy repair and come with noise cancellation and a webcam display for safe remote learning. There is also a dedicated microphone mute key on the keyboard for easy use during online classes. Both laptops are compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE and offer up to 10 hours of battery life. Both devices run on Windows 10 Pro and come with antibacterial coating.
The Asus BR1100C and Asus BR1100F laptops come in a dark grey finish and are powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor combined with Intel UHD graphics. Both laptops have an 11.6-inch HD LCD screen (1366×768 pixels) and offer up to 128GB of eMMC storage. An optional SSD slot is offered that allows storage expansion up to 1TB. Laptops have a built-in 720p webcam with a privacy shutter. There is a 42 Wh battery on board and the laptops are Wi-Fi 6 compatible. The Asus BR1100C weighs 1.26 kilograms and the Asus BR1100F weighs 1.35k kilograms. The latter also supports a pencil and has a 360-degree hinge for added versatility.
Asus ExpertCenter D7 SFF, Asus ExpertCenter D5 SFF
Lastly, Asus also introduced two new CPUs: ExpertCenter D7 SFF and D5 SFF. Both have an ultra-compact 9-litre form factor and offer a range of professional-grade NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro graphics options, with up to 128GB of memory. CPUs are built in such a way that hard drives or optical drives can also be easily removed without tools. This saves time and effort, making component upgrades and routine maintenance easy. Both CPUs are US MIL-STD-810G certified. The ExpertCenter D5 SFF integrates an Intel H410 chipset, while the ExpertCenter D7 SFF integrates an Intel B460 chipset. The two differ in port options, processor upgrade options, and RAM options.