Asus has announced three new devices in its ExpertBook line of business laptops during the IFA tech conference, including a non-gaming laptop that uses Asus’ 12th-generation HX processors. Intel.
The laptop in question is the ExpertBook B6 Flip, which the brand describes as a mobile workstation, aimed at power users and professionals, including architects, engineers, and product designers.
The laptop features a 16-inch foldable touchscreen display, with up to an Intel Core i9-12950HX vPro processor, 8GB Nvidia Quadro A2000 graphics chip, 128GB of RAM, and two M.2 SSD slots for up to 4TB of storage. . The device supports a performance mode that allows your system to run at 135 watts total TDP, 55 watts for CPU, and 80 watts for GPU, and depending on ASUSwithout limitation.
Intel’s HX processors can run at higher wattages, and have most commonly appeared in gaming laptops like the MSI GT77 Titan or the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 SE. However, other mobile workstations have supported these HX chips, such as the ThinkPad P16 or the Dell Elite Precision 7770 workstation.
To maximize performance, the laptop includes Nvidia Dynamic Boost 2.0, which helps juggle the power limits of the CPU and GPU. The ExpertBook B6 Flip is powered by a 90-watt-hour battery and is compatible with a 240-watt-hour adapter. However, all that power comes at a significant cost in portability, as the ExpertBook B6 Flip is over an inch thick and nearly six pounds. That’s smaller than the ThinkPad P16 or Precision 7770, but still packs quite a bit of heft.
Lastly, the ExpertBook B6 Flip has an option for a mini-LED display with up to 1,000 nits of brightness in HDR.
Asus’s other two new laptops are a bit more conventional: the ExpertBook B5 and the ExpertBook B5 Flip. Specifications for the laptops include up to Intel vPro processors with 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1270P, Intel Arc A350M discrete graphics, 40GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. They also include RAID support for security, WiFi 6E for connectivity, and US military standard mil-STD 810H certification for durability.
Additionally, ExpertBook B5 models offer a 50-watt-hour three-cell battery option, an 84-watt-hour four-cell battery option, and a 90-watt-hour AC adapter.
The ExpertBook B5 features a 16-inch OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for color realism.
The ExpertBook B5 Flip features a 16-inch, 360-degree rotating screen that can be configured in tablet, tent, stand, and traditional laptop modes. It also includes a ported stylus that provides 45 minutes of use from just a 15-second charge inside the chassis.
All three Asus ExpertBook models will be available in the fourth quarter of 2022.