ASUS Philippines officially launched the ASUS Expert Series in September 2019. This is a new line-up of business products that includes desktops, laptops, Chromebooks and All-in-One PCs. The Expert Series is seeing a refresh, along with the ProArt StudioBook Series, signaling the brand’s continued commitment to deliver world-class business solutions.
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) : World’s lightest 14-inch business laptop
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 work day 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.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook One: World’s most graphically powerful 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 9thgeneration 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 ultrasmooth and ultrafast rendering of animations, effortless video editing, and efficient data crunching.
ProArt StudioBook Pro X
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 2.5‑inch SSD for even more storage space for large files, images and videos.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 15 (W500) and StudioBook 15 (H500)
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.
ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 (W700) and StudioBook 17 (H700)
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.
Availability and pricing
The ASUS ExpertBook B9 in star black comes in four different variants. 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. 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|
|StudioBook Pro 15||W500G5T-HC002R||i7-9750H||16GB||1TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 5000 Max-Q 16GB GDDR6||Standard||249,995|
|StudioBook Pro 17||W700G3T-AV119R||Xeon® E-2276M||16GB||1TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 3000 Max-Q 6GB GDDR6||LED-Illuminated NumberPad||174,995|
|StudioBook 17||H700GV-AV011T||i7-9750H||16GB||1TB PCIEG3x4 NVME M.2 SSD||NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6||LED-Illuminated NumberPad||139,995|