Asus ExpertBook Pros Testers: Evaluate a Complete Mobility Solution

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This week, ZDNet is spoiling you. In partnership with Asus, we suggest you test a
complete mobility solution and, if your application is successful, to share your opinions and
experiments on these nomadic tools in September. Three places available, three products to
evaluate during the summer, this is the challenge that we offer as part of our system
Pros Testers.
In the Asus mobility solution that we will send to the selected readers, there is a PC
ultraportable ExpertBook B9, a SimPro Dock and, more original, a mobile screen
ZenScreen MB16ACM.

Marketed 1,769 euros including tax, the Asus ExpertBook B9 (reference 90NX02K1-M01760) is aimed at professional users in frequent situations of ultra mobility. With a weight of less than 1 kg (up to 870 grams depending on the model sold) and autonomy
announced up to 24 hours, the B9 will not leave indifferent the most nomad of PC users.
Under its elegant gray shell made of magnesium-lithium alloy are hidden excellent components,
powerful enough to meet the most demanding tasks in business: processor
1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-10510U (up to 4.9 GHz in turbo mode), 16 GB memory
RAM LDDR3 and 1 TB SSD (M.2 PCIEx4).

A 14-inch screen in a 13-inch chassis

With 4 mm side borders and Full HD definition (1,920 dots by 1,080, diagonal from
35.6 cm), the elegant 14-inch IPS screen covers 94% of the surface area of ​​the ExpertBook B9. About what
significantly reduce the dimensions of the computer which are closer to those of a
13 inch ultraportable than a 14 inch one. The display is managed by an Intel UHD chip
Graphics 620 which will suit 95% of professional uses (advanced office automation, creation
2D digital, etc.).
Note the presence of an ingenious hinge system called Ergolift. When opening
the ExpertBook B9, the screen slightly raises the keyboard of the device to offer better comfort
seized from its owner. The chiclet keyboard (flat keys with a rather short stroke) is
backlit and splash resistant. Convenient for a PC that you take with you everywhere,
even at the cafe between two meetings.

Asus ExpertBook B9 laptop, lifestyle visual

Just below the keyboard, note the presence of a NumPad, a very ingenious touchpad exclusive to Asus laptops. This one has the
particularity of being able to transform into a numeric keypad with the display in the background of the figures and
math operators usually found on extended desktop PC keyboards. A
ideal tool for entering numeric characters in a SaaS interface or a spreadsheet like Excel. The presence
a 720p webcam with mechanical shutter and a fingerprint reader complete this
promising picture.

Autonomy announced up to 24 hours

Connectivity side, we find two USB Type-C connectors compatible Thunderbolt 3 (for
recharge the device or, again, connect the mobile screen provided in this solution), a USB 3.1 port
Gen 2 Type-A, HDMI output, RJ45 network socket via micro HDMI adapter and mini combo
jack, in addition to the Kensington security slot. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is also there, everything
like Bluetooth 5.0. Finally, in addition to XXL autonomy announced up to 24 hours, the battery
Built-in 4-cell 66 W lithium polymer could charge 60% in just 39 minutes. A coffee break to recharge and the ExpertBook B9 leaves until the end of the working day. Everything is of course led by the essential Windows 10, Professional edition, of course.

Asus SimPro Dock, docking station

To test this ultraportable which is not sedentary in the best conditions, we
will provide an Asus SimPro Dock. This small box has most of the
connectors to connect the ExpertBook B9 directly and quickly to monitors and various
accessories for your office (printer, network, speakers, etc.), don’t forget to recharge it
while it’s at your workstation. SimPro Dock can connect your laptop to two screens
Full HD (two DisplayPort, one HDMI and one VGA) and has the trifle of five USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
(four Type-A and one Type-C). Add to this a Gigabit Ethernet network socket, a card reader
SD memories, headphone / microphone combo mini-jack, Kensington security slot and
the ultraportable we lend you may no longer want to leave your office.

A portable monitor that accompanies you everywhere

To encourage you to stay ultra mobile, Asus offers you to test its mobile screen in passing
ZenScreen MB16ACM worth 290 euros including tax. This 15.6 inch screen (39.6 diagonal)
cm) weighs only 780 grams and, with its thickness of 8 mm, fits in any bag
to follow you wherever you go. This backup monitor connects to your computer
portable thanks to a simple USB Type-C cable which is used to carry the video signal as well
to feed it. Its Full HD definition (1,920 points by 1,080) and its 178 ° viewing angle (panel
IPS) make it the ideal companion for your meetings and telework sessions. Comes with a
foldable protective pouch that serves as a support, the ZenScreen screen can be used in both
landscape than portrait (rotation is automatic like on a touch pad). An accessory
original and innovative on paper that we invite you to challenge your activity
daily professional.

Asus ZenScreen mobile screen

So if you want to evaluate this complete mobility solution with a total value of 2,199
euros including tax for your company account, nothing could be simpler: you just have to fill in the
questionnaire below. The three successful candidates will be contacted by email to confirm their
participation, read the test sheet to be followed and arrange the reception details
products to be evaluated. Please note, this is a full-scale test and not a contest; the PC,
its docking station and mobile screen must therefore be returned at the end of the operation.


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