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ASUS Launches Refreshed 14-inch ExpertBook B5 Series

ASUS has announced refreshed models in the ultralight, kilogram-class ExpertBook B5 laptop series — ExpertBook B5 (B5402C) and ExpertBook B5 Flip (B5402F). Available in both traditional clamshell and 360°-convertible forms for the ultimate in portability, flexibility, and clarity, the latest ExpertBook B5 models feature expansive 14-inch displays and are packed with the latest high-performance and enterprise-grade security technologies, including up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel vPro support and Intel Iris Xe graphics, TPM 2.0, both IR and fingerprint login, a physical webcam shield, AI noise cancellation for crystal-clear conferencing, ASUS NumberPad for fast data input and, with ExpertBook B5 Flip, a quick-charging garaged stylus.

The new 14-inch ExpertBook B5 and B5 Flip laptops feature a precision-crafted and minimalist chassis that pushes the limits of lightness. Both the top and bottom covers are cut from pure aluminum, while the area around the keyboard is formed using magnesium-aluminum alloy. The premium materials and careful construction keep the weight down to as little as a feather-light 1.25 kg, and as thin as 1.79 cm while ensuring that the machines are ready for the rigors of everyday use in the office or on the go. They’re also engineered to empower all-day productivity, with a battery life that has the endurance to last for up to 11 hours on a single charge.

ExpertBook B5 and B5 Flip are primed to perform, with the latest up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with vPro support and Iris Xe graphics, 40 GB RAM and WiFi 6E — ensuring quick and responsive computing, superb graphical performance and ultrafast wireless networking. They also feature two SSDs to provide up to 2 TB capacity and extreme-speed data reads and writes. These drives also support RAID 0/1 technology for faster operation or improved data reliability.

When it’s time for work, both B5 and B5 Flip empower the user to excel, with a range of features to enhance both security and productivity. Robust, multi-layered security features ensure that confidential and private data does not leak out. These include support for the Intel vPro platform for superior business protection, an integrated fingerprint sensor, an IR camera for face login, a physical webcam shield for instant privacy and an optional TPM 2.0 chip to keep attackers away from private data. There’s even an integrated Kensington Nano lock slot, making them quick and easy to secure.

Productivity-enhancing features include two-way, AI-powered noise cancellation for high-quality communications and optional ASUS NumberPad — the exclusive illuminated touchpad that doubles as a numeric keypad — for crunching numbers. B5 Flip also includes a fast-charging garaged stylus, with a 15-second top-up providing enough power for up to 45 minutes of use — so the user is never left waiting to work.

Life on the road is tough, so the new ExpertBook B5 and B5 Flip models are designed to 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 deserts, and high-speed shocks as well as 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, and engineered to resist everyday spills and splashes. All ASUS ExpertBooks are engineered with sustainability in mind, and these latest models are no exception – with ExpertBook B5 and B5 Flip earning both ENERGY STAR and EPEAT certifications.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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