The Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet designed for the business market. But it’s positioned as an entry-level device with an emphasis on portability over performance.
As such, the 10.5 inch tablet supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4x memory, up to 128GB of eMMC storage, and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor. First announced in January, the Expertbook B3 Detachable is now available for purchase in the US.
While that makes the ExpertBook B3 a little pricey by budget tablet standards, keep in mind that this model comes with Windows 11 Pro software pre-installed, a FHD+ display, and a pressure-sensitive pen that fits in a “garage” in the tablet when you’re not using it. The pen supports Microsoft’s Pen Protocol 2.0 technology and doesn’t have a battery, so it doesn’t need to be charged.
The tablet also comes with a cover that can be used as a kickstand. The optional detachable keyboard is sold separately, but if you do pick one up you get a tablet that can be used as a notebook, tablet, or writing surface, among other things.
So the tablet is versatile. It’s just not all that powerful, with the kind of specs you’d typically find on a Chromebook rather than a high-end Windows PC.
The tablet does have a few nice features including a 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display, a 13MP world-facing camera and 5MP front-facing camera which should come in handy during Zoom calls, and a USB 3.0 Type-C port and 3.5mm audio jack.
Other features include stereo speakers, dual microphones, a 38 Wh battery, and support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. The tablet comes with a 45W USB-C power supply and there’s optional support for a keyboard with backlit keys.
The Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable measures 260 x 172 x 9mm (10.2″ x 6.8″ x 0.4″) and the tablet weighs 630 grams (1.4 pounds), plus another 245 grams for the keyboard and 172 grams for the detachable kickstand which brings the total weight to 1.05kg (2.3 pounds).
This article was first published January 5, 2022 and most recently updated September 13, 2022.