With the series tagline, “Built for education. Ready for action”, ASUS Philippines unveiled their latest ASUS BR1100 education laptop lineup, which combines great performance, durability, and portability, for the local market to aid students with their distance learning. The ASUS BR1100 is an 11.6-inch laptop that is available in clamshell form (BR1100C) for a traditional experience, and a convertible design that flips to become an 11.6-inch multi-touch tablet (BR1100F).
ASUS introduces the new ASUS BR1100, the laptop ideal for teachers and students with distance learning
This laptop is designed for teachers and students alike with Military Grade durability for everyday knocks, bumps, and drops, an AI-powered noise-canceling microphone, and a 3D noise-reduction webcam for high-quality online learning, serviceability for reduced downtimes, and simplifying repairs.
The ASUS BR1100 is a Windows 10 laptop powered by the latest Intel® Celeron N4500, 4GB of DDR4 memory, and a 64GB eMMC drive with an option to increase the storage up to 1TB thanks to its additional M.2 expansion slot.
For online classes and video conferencing, a built-in 720p HD webcam with privacy shutter and AI noise-canceling microphone are included. An additional 13MP high-resolution world-facing camera is also included for the flip model. At the same time, users are always connected with its integrated WiFi5/WiFi6 module. Connectivity consists of USB 2.0 Type-A, USB 3.2 (Gen 1) Type-A, USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-C with power delivery support, a Gigabit LAN, an HDMI 1.4, a 3.5mm combo audio jack, an optional 4G LTE slot, and lastly an optional microSD Card reader. Moreover, with its 42WHr, 3-cell Li-ion battery, this laptop can provide up to 10 hours of running time which is more than enough to last an entire school day.
Other notable features for the ASUS BR1100 include military-grade MIL-STD-810H for durability, ASUS BacGuard for an extra protective layer from bacteria, and TÜV Rheinland’s certification that ensures low blue-light emission.
Built to last
With its military-grade MIL-STD-810H certification, the new ASUS BR1100 is built with ruggedness at its core. With its rubber safety grips and 3D-textured finish, the risk of slips and fumbles is reduced and at the same time, the micro-dimpled finish makes this notebook scratch resistant. All four exterior edges and corners are protected by a tough rubber bumper, which reduces the impact of physical shocks to ensure critical components are always safe and sound.
A spill-resistant keyboard for accidental liquid spillage and tamper-resistant keycaps ensures that the ASUS BR1100 will remain functional regardless of who the user is. As well, to help protect users, the surfaces of the BR1100 are treated with ASUS BacGuard. This has been scientifically shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria by over 99% over a 24-hour period, helps to keep surfaces sanitary, potentially reducing the spread of harmful bacteria via contact.
Features perfect for students
Designed with distance learning in mind, the ASUS BR1100 comes with features that will aid students with their education. 3D noise reduction (3DNR) technology is built in the 720p HD camera which eliminates up to 94% of the random image noise that naturally affects any camera. This in turn improves image quality without compromising any details.
As a further aid to remote learning and video conferencing BR1100 includes its AI noise-canceling technology that isolates unwanted noise from human speech ensuring clearer voice quality. A dedicated microphone mute key is also included for a quick and convenient way when students want to contribute something in their class. The BR1100’s display also comes with the TÜV Rheinland’s certification for low blue-light emissions-reducing eye strain for its users which helps students in their prolonged laptop usage.
Ideal for educators as well
The ASUS BR1100 comes in two variants: the clamshell non-touch version (BR1100C) and the premium flip version with a touch-enabled display (BR1100F). While the clamshell version features everything listed before, the flip version has a few tricks up its sleeves; an upgraded IPS display panel, an active stylus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, WiFi6 module for enhanced connectivity, 360° hinge, and a 13MP world-facing camera.
These enhancements over the clamshell model are well suited for our educators too, aiding them in their distance teaching.
Serviceability for continuous learning
Easy maintenance is also another key feature of the ASUS BR1100 with its modular construction. Battery, keyboard, screen, and motherboard replacements can be done in just a few steps with basic tools, simplifying its repair process. The underside is secured attached using captive screws, eliminating worries about losing these little parts during repairs.
The ASUS BR1100F will be available starting June 3, 2021, with an introductory price of ₱19,995 while the ASUS BR1100C will be available this coming July with an introductory price of ₱15,995. The ASUS BR1100 series is now available. Click this link for the Where To Buy list.
For schools and institutions who are interested in trying out the ASUS BR1100, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the following form to book a demo program. For inquiries, you can also send us a message on ASUS for Business Facebook Page.