Asus has announced the launch of the new ‘ASUSPRO’ B9440UA, which it claims is the lightest business notebook in its class. It weighs in just 1.05kg and packs a 14” Full HD resolution display in a 13” chassis. Despite being extremely light, the ultrabook is highly durable thanks to MIL-STD 810G certification.
The new B9440UA’s 14-inch 1080p display comes with an anti-glare matte coating, which helps reduce glare and also minimizes eye-strain. Being an IPS panel, you get a wide 178-degree viewing angle and 72% NTSC color gamut coverage. The bezels surrounding the display are just 5.4mm thin on both sides as well as at the top.
Under the hood, the ASUSPRO B9440UA is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i6/i7 processors. It comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR3 1866 MHz onboard memory, Intel HD Graphics 620, up to 1TB PCIe Gen 3 SSD, and up to 1TB SATA 3 M.2 SSD. Needless to say, you will not be able to do any heavy gaming on this machine. It is intended only for business users looking for a great display, high durability, and impressive battery life. Asus claims the B9440UA delivers up to 10 hours of battery life, thanks to a 48 Wh Li-ion Polymer battery inside. Not just that, it features fast charging as well, taking a mere 30 minutes to achieve 50% charge. Other notable features include an illuminated Chiclet keyboard, 1 W stereo speakers with Harman Kardon audio, a fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, and Bluetooth 4.1.
While it hasn’t been officially been confirmed yet, we expect the B9440UA to become available in Singapore sometime later this year. In the US, the notebook is priced at $999 (SGD 1397).