The Asus ExpertBook B9450 is 14 inch notebook that weighs 2.2 pounds or less, and which measures just 0.6 inches thick. It’s a business-class notebook with a magnesium-lithium alloy body, a fingerprint reader, IR camera, Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI ports, a number pad built into the trackpad, and support for up to two SSDs.
The compact notebook measures about 12.6″ x 8″ x 0.6″ and weighs 2.2 pounds when equipped with a 66Wh battery, although the tech specs show that Asus may also offer a 1.9 pound model with a 33Wh battery (for folks that don’t care about all-day battery life, I guess).
The ExpertBook B9450 has a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, slim bezels, and a 180-degree hinge that lets you fold the screen flat.
Asus offers the laptop with up to an Intel Core i7-10510 quad-core Comet Lake processor, 16GB of LPDDR3-2133 dual-channel memory (soldered), and two M.2 slots for up to a total of 4TB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage.
Ports including two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port, HDMI, Ethernet (via a dongle), and headset jacks, and wireless features include support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
The notebook has a backlit, spill-resistant keyboard and a 5″ x 2.6″ touchpad with a glass cover and an integrated number pad that glows when activated.
Asus says the notebook also has Harman Kardon-certified stereo speakers, four microphones with support for far-field voice detection for use with Cortana or Alexa voice assistants, and a 720p webcam that you can cover when you’re not using it.
There’s also support for fast charging — you should be able to get a 60-percent charge by plugging in the notebook for 39 minutes.
It’s a nice looking laptop… but not a cheap one. Prices in the US start at $1699 for a Core i7/16GB/512GB model and go up to $1800 for a version with 1TB of storage.