Asus Expertbook B9450 - Full Review with Pros and Cons
Asus Expertbook B9450 is the top end model in the expertbook line up from Asus. It is definitely a premium segment laptop which is priced at around I lac Rupees in indian market . Laptop comes with tons of features and top Notch Specifications.
The machine comes with a 14″ display, powered by 10th gen Intel core i7 processor and 16GB RAM, all in a magnesium aluminum alloy matte finished body. It is equipped with a harman/kardon speaker system , IR Camera and Fingerprint sensor enabling Windows Hello feature. And Comes with Windows 10 Professional out of the box.
Build and Quality
Asus Expertbook B9450 made up of magnesium aluminum alloy which makes it super sturdy and light as well. Laptop feels to be well put together with good weight management.It is a very portable laptop weighing just 995g and is only 14.9mm thick at its thickest point ideal for the people who like to work on the go.The lid can be easily opened with one hand signifying quality hinge construction.The device come with ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810G US military standard.It comes with 4mm bezels giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 94%.
This laptop comes with a very fast and accurate fingerprint sensor. It has a camera lid for security purpose and also comes with an IR camera enabling Windows Hello features.The device comes with an Ergo lift hinge which makes air circulation better at the bottom.
Ports, I/O and Connectivity
The laptop features a respectable number of ports for an ultralight machine.To the left there are two ThunderboltTM 3 USB-CTM ports, an HDMI port and a RJ45 port via micro HDMI. And to the right it has a Kensington Lock Slot , a USB 3.1 Gen 2 and a 3.5mm combined headphone and microphone jack. The Laptop Can be charged using USB-C port.
The laptop comes with a dual-band 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 card along with Bluetooth 5.0.
Keyboard – The keyboard on this machine is Spill Resistant. It is decent, but does not include a num pad which may be important to some people. The keys are backlit and well laid out but the key spacing could have been better. There is a decent amount of key travel although the keys might feel a bit mushy. Overall anyone can get used to this keyboard with ease.
Touchpad – The trackpad in this machine is good, with good accuracy and preciseness. The palm rejection is done right with great clicky buttons to go with it. The trackpad also holds a num pad which can be switched on or off with a dedicated button on the top right corner of the trackpad.
The device comes with a 14” 1080p full Hd IPS LCD display. The screen has great viewing angles and good colour accuracy.giving you an immersive, almost edge-to-edge viewing experience. The anti-glare panel reduces unwanted reflections, too, ensuring vibrant visuals even in bright environments, and reduces instances of eyestrain even after hours of viewing.
It sifts through every job like web browsing, content consumption etc with ease, the fast SSD helps in this case as well. It can handle a decent level of video editing at 1080p if we try to push it.The chassy remains cool even after long duration of usage. Also the fans do not come on very often and the laptop remains quite silent most of the time. The graphical part is handled by the intel integrated graphics so gaming is obviously not what you should be doing on the laptop.
The performance of the new Asus Expertbook B9450 laptop is very good. It comes with a 10th gen Intel core i7 processor which is a quad core processor and upto 16GB LDDR3 2133MHz Ram
The machine comes with upto 2 TB dual NVMeTMPCIe 3.0 SSD and this SSD is fast getting upto 2.5 GB/s read and 1.8 GB/s write speeds which makes this machine super snappy and great to use with very fast boot times.
There is a dual bottom firing harman/kardon speaker setup on this machine. While the bottom firing speakers are never the best positions for a sound output the speakers on this device are loud and punchy. There is a decent amount of base and highs and mids are clear as well. These speakers are definitely way better than the speakers offered in the laptops in this price segment.
The battery life of this machine is very good. The battery unit is a 66 watt hour cell which gives around eleven to twelve hours of battery life which is better than similar laptops,which makes it a good option for travelling. This laptop comes with a barrel plug style power brick in the box and also supports charging through USB C which can charge the device about 60% in just 40mins.