Last September 2019, ASUS Philippines officially launched the ASUS Expert Series, a new, modern take on the business line-up of products that includes business desktops, laptops, Chromebooks, and All-in-One PCs. Today, ASUS Expert Series and ProArt StudioBook Series continues to bring its commitment to deliver world-class business solutions to its users.
ASUS ExpertBook B9 and ProArt StudioBook Series now available in the Philippines
George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines, shares “We would like to give the best user experience to our clients, that is why, we bring you the latest addition to our business line-up, the premium ASUS ExpertBook B9, the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, ASUS ProArt StudioBook One, the worldʹs most graphically-powerful laptop with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics, ASUS ProArt StudioBook X, the first laptop to combine powerful NVIDIA Quadro graphics and ASUS ScreenPad 2.0 and the rest of the incredible ASUS ProArt StudioBook line-up; the ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 and 17, ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and Pro 17 are all designed to meet the demands of the modern content creator and can help you work and create, anytime, anywhere especially with the new normal set-up for work and businesses”.
ASUS ExpertBook B9 (B9450)
The new ExpertBook series maintains the professional and reliable features of ASUSPRO products but adds more innovation, style, and flexibility to the DNA to meet the requirements of modern businesses.
Weighing in at just 870 grams (for the 33WHr variant) with a 14.9mm-thin profile, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 is the world’s lightest business laptop. A frameless four-sided NanoEdge display means the ASUS ExpertBook B9’s 14-inch panel fits into a standard 13-inch laptop chassis with an astounding 94% screen-to-body ratio. Even with its small form factor, expect uninterrupted performance on the ASUS ExpertBook B9 with long-lasting battery life delivering up to an impressive 24 hours of runtime (for the 66WHr variant) to get through the workday and more, with extra comfort features like the ErgoLift hinge for an improved typing experience, built-in Amazon Alexa support, and a Harman Kardon-optimized audio system.
Designed for business professionals, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 delivers top-tier performance thanks to its up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, dual-storage design with two ultrafast 2TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSDs, and up to 16GB of RAM next-gen connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Stay prepared for any business scenario with a full range of input/output options including two Thunderbolt™ 3 and HDMI ports and an exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 built into the touchpad for fast data entry. In addition to being built to last with military-grade durability, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 takes security seriously with an integrated Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip to keep business-critical data safe, while a built-in IR camera allows for biometric logins for personal privacy. To safeguard personal privacy and business information against malicious hackers, ASUS ExpertBook B9 also has an integrated privacy shield that simply slides over the webcam for privacy.
Certified by Intel’s Project Athena, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is part of an innovation program that establishes standards for consistent responsiveness away from wall power, a demanding baseline for battery life, the availability of comprehensive connectivity, and a drive for sleek form factors. As a result, ASUS ExpertBook B9 is engineered for mobile performance, fast connectivity, unmatched reliability, and rock-solid security.
Built for on-the-go business professionals
With its unique Star Black finish, the new ASUS ExpertBook B9 has an understated but sleek aesthetic. Housed in a chassis milled from magnesium-lithium alloy, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is tougher yet more lightweight than previous magnesium-alloy models, with a 14.9mm thin profile and weighing in at a mere 870 grams. A 14-inch screen with a frameless NanoEdge display provides a more immersive viewing experience and a compact, 13-inch class footprint.
Other thoughtful design touches include the ErgoLift hinge for more comfortable typing sessions, four omnidirectional far-field microphones that feature noise cancellation for videoconferencing, IR camera covers, and a light bar on the front of the laptop that activates when using built-in support for Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa. The ASUS ExpertBook B9’s sound system is also optimized by Harman Kardon, with down-firing speakers that benefit from signal processing to make adaptive adjustments over time, improving clarity and filtering out noise. For data-intensive workloads, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 is also the first business laptop to include the exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0 technology, an LED-illuminated numeric keypad built into the touchpad.
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 gets its performance chops from its 10th generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory, as many as two 2TB M.2 SSDs in its dual PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, and next-gen Wi-Fi 6 networking.
When at a desk, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 makes it easy to increase productivity via support for an external monitor through the full-sized HDMI port on the laptop’s left side. Two adjacent Thunderbolt 3 ports support display connectivity as well, along with fast-charging and external storage. There’s even an Ethernet interface, accessible through a physical micro-HDMI port, on the same edge, for workplaces that require a wired connection for IT management or simply for situations in which wireless network connections are weaker. Over on the right side, users get one USB 3.1 Gen 2 port and a 3.5mm jack for audio.
Professional-grade durability and security
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 is equipped with robust military-grade durability, surviving numerous MIL-STD-810G laboratory procedures including drop tests, shock tests, vibration tests, high temperatures, low temperatures, days of 95% humidity, and hours of sand and dust exposure. Pairing a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM) security chip, a webcam shield, and a built-in IR camera for safe biometric logins, the ASUS ExpertBook B9 offers rock-solid security to help users safeguard business data and maintain personal privacy.
ASUS ExpertBook B9 is thoroughly prepared for a full day’s work, with the two-cell, 33Wh battery offering up to 12 hours of productivity, while the 66Wh battery model lasts as long as 24 hours under the same workload. Fast-charging support brings either battery options up to 60% of maximum capacity in just 39 minutes.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook One
Worldʹs most graphically powerful laptop – first and only RTX 6000 laptop
To date, ASUS ProArt StudioBook One is the only laptop to feature NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics with 24GB of VRAM and comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor. This gives it a level of performance thatʹs perfect for those working in virtual production, real-time 8K video editing, data analytics, CAD design and simulation, and other data-intensive workloads.
The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU provides more CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores to enable real-time viewing of environmental shading and light effects, with the ultrasmooth and ultrafast rendering of animations, effortless video editing, and efficient data crunching.
True to life colors
The 4K UHD PANTONE Validated display on ASUS ProArt StudioBook One is truly amazing, boasting edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that sits flush with the bezels. Its 84% screen-to-body ratio provides immersive visuals, while the wide 100% Adobe RGB color gamut and Delta E value of less than 1.0 ensure exceptional color reproduction and accuracy.
Clever thermal design
ASUS ProArt StudioBook One has a powerful cooling system featuring a lightweight, aerospace-grade titanium-alloy thermal module designed to optimize inlet and exhaust flow. All heat-generating components, including the CPU, GPU, and thermal systems are located in the lid to ensure comfortable use, even when placed on the user’s lap. When the laptop is opened, the outer cover of the lid opens automatically by 4.57° to aid cooling.
ProArt StudioBook Pro X
Always up to the task
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X delivers extreme performance, with professional-grade NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics to allow users to edit and render multilayered files easily, and 9th Generation Intel Xeon or Intel Core i7 Hexa-core processors to handle complex multithreaded applications.
The Quadro RTX GPU provides users with more CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores, enabling real-time viewing of environmental shading and lighting effects, ultra-smooth, and ultrafast rendering of animations, and effortless 8K video editing on the go.
For storage, a CPU-attached RAID 0 ensures the fastest possible performance, supporting speeds of up to 6 GB/s compared to the 4 GB/s of typical SSDs. The RAID 0 setup spreads data across multiple drives to enhance data read/write performance, so the system and apps boot up in an instant. In addition, StudioBook Pro X has a 2.5inch SSD for even more storage space for large files, images, and videos.
ProArt StudioBook Pro X is also the first Quadro laptop to feature the four-sided ASUS NanoEdge display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio. The 16:10 aspect, PANTONE® Validated panel provides 25% more onscreen working area compared to a standard 16:9 aspect ratio display, so itʹs able to accommodate the top and bottom toolbars found on most creative apps. Together with a wide 97% DCIP3 color gamut and DeltaE color accuracy of less than 1.5, users are guaranteed immersive visuals and exceptional colors.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X is the first in the series to feature ASUS ScreenPad 2.0. This interactive secondary touchscreen upgrades the traditional laptop experience, providing users with an intuitive smartphone-like interface on which they can easily manage tasks and create their own seamless multitasking creative workflows. Toolbars and reference files can be moved down to ScreenPad, allowing for more usable screen area on the display, while keeping the necessary tools and functions in view.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X includes a collection of handy ASUS utilities to boost productivity: The Quick Key enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting enables natural text input, and the Number Key enables rapid data entry.
Connectivity to suit any setup
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X can support up to three external displays via its HDMI 2.0 and two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 support. This version of Thunderbolt 3 utilizes Intel’s latest Titan Ridge JHL7340 controller, which is compatible with DisplayPort 1.4 and allows output to supported 8K displays. These ports are joined by three USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, so there’s plenty of connectivity for thumb drives, external storage, and peripherals without the need for USB hubs.
With faster-than-wired speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps — three times as fast as 802.11ac — the dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) delivers speedy large-file transfers, with greater range and more stable network connections. In addition, ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X features gigabit Ethernet and a high-speed SD card reader (SD 4.0 / UHS-II) for memory cards.
ISV Certified – ASUS ProArt StudioBook One and ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X
For creatives, the software is key. That’s why ASUS tests and invests in comprehensive Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification processes to ensure users enjoy the very best experience with professional software applications.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 (W500) and StudioBook 15 (H500)
Unrivaled performance for content creators
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 features NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q graphics, while ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 has GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. Though they cater to different types of creators, both models deliver exceptional performance, easily tackling graphics-intensive tasks such as 3D rendering, video editing, and content creation. ASUS ProArt StudioBook laptops powered by NVIDIA Quadro RTX or GeForce RTX graphics ensure photo-realistic visuals thanks to real-time ray tracing. AI Up-Res software intelligently increases the resolution of an image to produce higher-quality images than is possible with other techniques.
The 9th generation Intel Core i7 processors that power ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 deliver incredibly smooth and responsive multitasking performance to take mobile computing to the next level.
A comprehensive cooling system employs a mix of hardware and software to ensure optimal cooling. Six heat pipes draw heat away from the CPU and GPU, while four heat sinks — each featuring 205 ultrathin copper fins — dissipate heat efficiently. A special anti-dust tunnel keeps the heat sinks free from debris, while fans with specially designed intake shrouds and 83 liquid crystal polymer blades blow warm air out of the chassis.
Exceptional colors and crisp visuals
Artists, photographers, and designers will appreciate the PANTONE Validated display with its 100% Adobe RGB color space and Delta E < 1.5 color accuracy. Delta E measures the amount of change in the visual perception of two colors, and a low value such as 1.5 is essential for creative professionals as it ensures that colors seen onscreen are as true to life as possible. The 4K UHD panels used in ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 deliver four times the resolution of FHD for crisper, more detailed imagery. In addition, color-calibration technology automatically adjusts display brightness and settings.
ISV certification and superfast connectivity
The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q in ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 is ISV certified, ensuring it works as expected with professional applications from the worldʹs leading software providers like Adobe and Autodesk.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15 also feature Intel Wi-Fi 6 for faster than wired speeds of up to 2.4 Gbps for smooth streaming of 4K UHD videos and ultrafast large file transfers.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 (W700) and StudioBook 17 (H700)
Large NanoEdge display in a 15-inch chassis
Leveraging on the thin bezel NanoEdge display design, ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 fit a 17 inch, 16:10 aspect-ratio display into a 15-inch class body. The bezels on either side measure just 5.3 mm, resulting in a truly expansive display akin to a desktop monitor. The panel itself has a 97% DCI-P3 wide color gamut — the preferred standard color space for video and film professionals. DCI-P3 is much wider than the sRGB color gamut used in typical PCs, so it’s capable of displaying a broader range of colors. The display is also PANTONE® Validated to ensure the colors on-screen are completely accurate.
Each panel is factory calibrated to a Delta-E color accuracy value of less than 1.5, which matches the specifications for ASUS ProArt monitors and actually exceeds the PANTONE requirement. Wide 178° viewing angles ensure colors stay vivid and bright, and the 180° hinge allows for a wider range of positions for the display, including flat on the table; useful when showing work to clients and project collaborators.
Unmatched performance for demanding workloads
Design, 3D rendering, simulations, or complex scientific calculations require peak performance, so ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 can be specified with Intel Xeon or Core i7 processors, and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q or GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. These GPUs are primed for professional applications and power efficiency, which keeps fan noise down to a minimum under heavy load. The Intel Xeon E-2276M CPU features 6 cores and 12 threads with a maximum Turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz. It’s unmatched for tasks that use lots of cores, like rendering, though its high thread count also makes it ideal for power users who switch between demanding applications throughout the day.
Both models support up to 64 GB of RAM, and the Intel Xeon E-2276M-powered ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 comes with the option of ECC memory. ECC works to detect and correct memory errors that could corrupt vital data or cause a crash in the middle of an important task. For high-performance storage, both models support two PCIe SSDs in a CPU-attached RAID0 setup.
Stay cool for peak performance
The slim 18.4 mm chassis features underside vents that span the full width of the laptops’ base to improve airflow. In addition, five heat pipes draw heat away from the CPU, GPU, and VRM, directing them to the sides and rear of the laptop, while the curved shrouds on each of the two fans channel more air into them. This thermal solution keeps throttling at bay even at full CPU loads and runs at a whisper-quiet 35 dB.
Portable and lightweight
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 measure just 382 x 286 x 18.4 mm, making them the thinnest Quadro RTX or GeForce RTX laptops available. The Star Grey aluminum finish is precision engraved at a 45° angle to give a textured finish to the lid and palm rest. These diagonal lines are accented by Rose Gold diamond-cut edges that highlight the laptop’s slender body. The squared-off edges provide a professional look and feel extremely solid.
At 2.39 kg, these laptops are light enough to be stored in a backpack or briefcase. They also offer military-grade durability, having been MIL-STD-810G tested for vibration as well as environmental extremes like temperature, humidity, and altitude.
Improvements on day-to-day tasks
The backlit keyboard features 1.4 mm of key travel for comfortable typing and uses textured arrow keys that are easy to find by feel. Shortcut keys improve efficiency, while a camera hotkey turns the HD webcam on and off. Tap on the right corner of the touchpad activates the discreet NumberPad, an illuminated digital keypad that makes light work of inputting numbers or calculations. Even with NumberPad activated, users can control the cursor with the touchpad.
Availability and Pricing
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 in Star Black comes in four different variants that are tailored fit to your professional needs. Here are the prices and specifications:
|ExpertBook B9||B9450FA-BM0312R||i7-10510U||16GB||2TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||66WHrs, up to 24 hours||0.995kg||₱169,995|
|B9450FA-BM0173R||i7-10510U||16GB||1TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||66WHrs, up to 24 hours||0.995kg||₱149,995|
|B9450FA-BM0476R||i5-10210U||16GB||512GB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||66WHrs, up to 24 hours||0.995kg||₱119,995|
|B9450FA-BM0313R||i5-10210U||8GB||512GB PCIEG3x2 NVME M.2 SSD||33WHrs, “World’s lightest NB”||0.870kg||₱109,995|
The ProArt StudioBook Series are designed for different content creators that you are. Here are the prices and specifications:
|StudioBook One||W590G6T-HI004R||i9-9980HK||64GB||1TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 6000 24GB GDDR6||Standard||₱649,995|
|StudioBook Pro X||W730G5T-H8103R||Xeon® E-2276M||64GB||1TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 5000 16GB GDDR6||ScreenPad™ 2.0||₱299,995|
Anyone interested to get these amazing line-ups of ASUS ExpertBook B9 and select ASUS ProArt StudioBook Series online can buy through Shopee, Lazada, and ASUS Official E-Store starting this June 19, 2020. The rest of the ASUS ProArt StudioBook units will be available very soon! So stay tuned in the ASUS Philippines Facebook page.