Laptops come in multiple shapes and forms, but going with a thinner model usually means giving up performance and battery life. ASUS is hoping to change that with a new MacBook Pro competitor, which the company says is the thinnest 14-inch laptop in existence.
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is now available for purchase, following a series of ExpertBook announcements from ASUS a couple of months ago. This specific laptop, according to ASUS, is the lightest 14″ laptop currently in the market, at 0.59 inches thin (1.49 cm). It’s equipped with Intel’s 12th gen Core i7 silicon (not the latest, but still very respectable), also making use of the vPro platform, meaning it’s a great option for business and getting work done on the go.
Despite the thin design, ASUS is promising impressive battery life. The official estimate is 16 hours of battery life, but keep in mind that battery estimates from PC manufacturers are always best-case scenerios. You also get a 1TB SSD and 16GB of DDR5 RAM.
If you want to get the laptop, you can grab it right now on Amazon. ASUS is charging $1,840.85, which is pretty steep for a laptop — although par for the course compared to laptops from the likes of Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup. It’s definitely one of the best premium Windows laptops you can get unless you’re into gaming stuff.