Laptops come in different shapes and sizes, but going for a thinner model usually means giving up performance and battery life. ASUS hopes 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 on sale, following a series of ExpertBook announcements from ASUS a few months ago. This particular laptop is the lightest 14-inch laptop on the market today, according to ASUS, at 0.59 inches (1.49 cm) thick. It’s equipped with Intel’s 12th Gen Core i7 silicon (not the latest, but still very respectable), and also uses the vPro platform, meaning it’s a great option for business and getting work done on the go .
Despite the thin design, ASUS promises an 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 scenarios. You also get a 1TB SSD and 16GB DDR5 RAM.
If you want to get the laptop, you can grab it on Amazon right now. ASUS charges $1,840.85, which is pretty high for a laptop – although normal compared to laptops like Apple’s MacBook Pro range. It’s definitely one of the best premium Windows laptops you can get, unless you’re into gaming.