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ASUS Announces Refreshed 13″ Expert Book B5 and Expert Book B5 Flip

TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 27, 2022 — ASUS today announced the refreshed 13-inch Expert Book B5, an ultralight, kilogram-class laptop series available in both traditional clamshell and 360° convertible forms for the ultimate in portability and flexibility, plus the added versatility enabled by stylus support in B5 Flip.

The new Expert Book B5 laptops are built for business success in style, with a precision-crafted and minimalist chassis that pushes the limits of lightness. They’re also set for stress-free travel with an amazing 11-hour battery life, and are engineered with many cutting-edge technologies to improve on-the-go work efficiency. These include a 12th Gen Intel® Core processor with vPro™ support, AI noise cancelation, dual-SSD RAID support, ASUS Number Pad 2.0 and ASUS Expert Widget.

The all-new Expert Book B5 models are also packed with features to protect personal privacy and business data, including a built-in fingerprint sensor and TPM 2.0 chip.

Ultimate mobility: Lightweight designs that tip the scales at just 1.1 kg

ASUS Expert Book B5 laptops are sleek, stylish and crafted for the ultimate mobility. Both the top and bottom cover are cut from pure aluminum, while the area around the keyboard area is formed using magnesium-aluminum alloy. These premium materials and careful construction keep the weight down to as little as a feather-light 1.1 kg, while also ensuring that the machines are ready for the rigors of everyday use in the office or on the go.

Expert Book B5 laptops are also remarkably thin, with a profile that measures just 16.9 mm, so they’re easy to slip into a bag or briefcase, ready to travel anywhere. B5 Flip also offers stylus support.

Primed to perform: Up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 with Iris Xe graphics, 40 GB RAM and Intel WiFi 6E

To make light work of all everyday business tasks, the refreshed ASUS Expert Book B5 laptops are powered by up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris® Xe graphics, up to 40 GB of RAM and superfast Intel WiFi 6E — ensuring quick and responsive computing, superb graphical performance and ultra-fast wireless networking.

They also feature two SSDs to provide huge up to 2 TB capacity and extreme-speed data reads and writes. These drives also supports RAID technology for improved data reliability or faster operation.

The new Expert Book B5 laptops are also loaded with I/O ports, including cutting-edge Thunderbolt 4 with support for the next-level USB4 interface, 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, triple 4K display output and fast charging, plus USB Type-A and an HDMI® outputs. They’re also equipped with wired network connectivity with a unique MAC address for easy device management.

Enterprise-grade security: vPro, TPM 2.0, IR and fingerprint login, lock slot and webcam shield

Both B5 and B5 Flip empower the user to excel at work, with a range of features to enhance both security and productivity.

Robust, multi-layered security features ensure that confidential and private data does not leak out. These include support for the Intel vPro platform for superior business protection, an integrated fingerprint sensor, a physical webcam shield for instant privacy and an optional TPM 2.0 chip keep attackers away from private data. There’s even an integrated Kensington Nano lock slot, making them quick and easy to secure, plus a physical webcam shield for instant privacy.

All-day battery: Up to a 11-hour life, plus fast-charge technology for rapid top-ups

ASUS Expert Book B5 laptops are engineered to ensure they’re ready to power through a full business day, and even beyond. With up to a 11-hour battery life from a single charge, aided by energy-efficient Panel Self Refresh technology, the new B5 models have more than enough juice to keep going from morning through to night or from the start to the end of a long-haul flight — virtually eliminating worries about needing to find a mains socket.

Moreover, they benefit from fast-charge technology that allows the battery level to be accelerated up to 60% in as little as 34 minutes, so they’re ready to go in no time.

Made for business: Military strength, AI noise cancelation, Expert Widget, and RAID

Life on the road is tough, so the refreshed Expert Book B5 laptops are designed to both meet and surpass exacting industry thresholds — including the ultra-demanding MIL-STD 810H US military standard. This means they’re built to survive every extreme, from freezing temperatures to the searing heat of desert storms, and from high-speed shocks to everyday bumps. They also undergo stringent in-house testing, including panel-pressure, shock and drop tests for an assurance of serious durability. Even the keyboard is resilient, engineered to resist everyday spills and splashes.

Expert Book B5 laptops also level-up professional conferencing, with two-way AI-powered noise-canceling technology that employs sophisticated machine-learning techniques. The technology includes both an upstream function to filter noise around the speaker, and a downstream function to eliminate noise from the person at the other end of the conversation.

ASUS Number Pad 2.0 is also optional on the new Expert Book B5 series. This is an LED-illuminated numeric keypad that’s perfect for crunching numbers. Tap the Number Pad 2.0 icon on the top right of the touchpad to turn it on, and tap the icon on the left to toggle between two brightness settings. Clever software allows the mouse pointer to be controlled, even when Number Pad 2.0 is activated.

The Expert Book B5 laptops also benefit from ASUS Expert Widget. This increases productivity by allowing the user to create custom hotkeys, making it quick and easy to trigger favorite functions. RAID 0/1 technology is also supported to empower faster operation or improved data reliability.