ASUS has launched two new enterprise laptops in India – ASUS ExpertBook B1402 and B1502, which will be sold “for commercial PC channel partners”, but the specific launch price and date have not yet been disclosed.
The ASUS ExpertBook B1 (1402 and 1502) series will feature Intel’s 12th generation processors, with options including Core i3-1215U, Core i5-1235U, and Core i7-1255U SKUs. The Core i3 model will have Intel UHD integrated graphics, while the other two processor models will have Intel Xe graphics.
Beyond that, the two ExpertBook B1 models have multiple display options in total, including LED-backlit 1366 x 768 resolution, LED-backlit Full HD resolution, and a Full HD TN panel. The ASUS ExpertBook B1402 has a 14-inch screen and the B1502 has a 15.6-inch screen.
Laptop memory and storage configurations will include 16GB of DDR4 memory and 2TB of NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, with memory configurations manually upgradeable to 32GB. Other core features include a backlit keyboard, fingerprint recognition, and a multi-touch trackpad that acts as a virtual numeric keypad for the ASUS NumberPad 2.0. Also, even with the numeric keypad enabled, users can still use the trackpad to control the mouse pointer.
In terms of connectivity, the two laptops have two USB-A ports, one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.2 Gen 1. You also get two USB-C ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 compliant for Power Delivery and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with full functionality, including support for DisplayPort and Power Delivery. There’s also an HDMI 1.4 port, an RJ45 Ethernet port with LED indicators for connectivity, and a 3.5mm audio combo port.
The new laptop supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 connections, and a 720p HD webcam. Built-in 42Wh battery, supports 65W USB-C power adapter charging. It takes 49 minutes to charge to 60% capacity. The advertised battery life is 7 hours. Both are 19.9mm thick and weigh 1.49 kg for the ASUS ExpertBook B1402 and 1.69 kg for the B1502. Both laptops also feature infrared cameras for Windows Hello recognition.
Security offerings on the laptop emphasize the enterprise segment, with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 security chip, a Kensington micro security port, and a physical webcam cover. The display on the laptop supports tilting 180 degrees.
Finally, the new laptop is US-MIL-STD-810H certified for military-grade durability, allowing up to 25 kg of weight to be placed on the laptop lid without damaging the product.