[This is a sponsored article with ASUS.]
When I got my first laptop for college and university, I wanted something lightweight yet durable enough to port around. I still prioritise these features as a working adult today who occasionally goes to events and writes remotely.
Looking into lightweight laptop options may sound like the obvious next step, though some may consider tablets in the market, too. After all, they’ve become increasingly competitive options for laptops in recent years.
For those who aren’t willing to give up the sturdiness of a laptop yet want the convenience of a tablet, the ASUS ExpertBook B3 Detachable will meet these demands.
We break down the five benefits that make the 2-in-1 device ideal for students and working professionals.
1. You can convert it into a laptop or tablet for different occasions
As it says in the name, the B3 Detachable can be separated from its keyboard attachment for those opting to use the 10.5-inch multitouch screen on its own. Using the ExpertStand cover, you could prop it up vertically to read an e-book, or lay it horizontally for streaming movies.
When replying emails, you can snap on the keyboard, converting it into a laptop. This makes it versatile and portable for those working on the go.
It also comes with a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset and 4GB or 8GB of RAM, with 128GB storage, which is ample for the productivity-focused workloads of students and professionals.
Plus, the ExpertBook B3 Detachable is designed to minimise power use, letting you push the laptop through a whole workday (more on this later).
2. You don’t have to worry about damaging it when going about your day
Weighing at just 590g (without the keyboard cover), the ExpertBook B3 Detachable is durable, backed up by its MIL-STD-810H rating. It’s a US military standard that ensures equipment can withstand specific environmental stresses it may face throughout its lifetime.
This is tested by replicating the effects certain extreme environments will have on the product.
ASUS claims that the B3 Detachable has undergone stringent in-house testing, including placing a 28kg weight on the device’s back without damaging the LCD panel.
The tablet has also been drop and vibration-tested, is tolerant of high humidity (95%), as well as extreme temperatures (-37°C to 46°C).
As the device is built to survive high-speed shocks and even high altitudes, it’s suited for those going on frequent business travels.
3. You have the versatility of a stylus that is also stored internally
A stylus widens the scope of what you’re able to do on a laptop and tablet. Using the ASUS garaged stylus which comes included, students can jot down notes during lectures, while professionals in customer-facing jobs can allow their clients to digitally sign PDF documents.
The stylus can be stashed inside the tablet itself, minimising the chances of it being misplaced. It’s also quick to charge, with a 15-second top-up providing enough power for 45 minutes of use.
4. You get a long-lasting battery that supports a full day of virtual meetings
Video calls are essential for remote students and hybrid working professionals.
Catering to this demand, the ASUS ExpertBook B3 Detachable features AI noise-cancelling for audio, and noise reduction for the 5MP front-facing camera (for when you’re in dimmer environments). It also has a handy mute key on the detachable keyboard.
According to ASUS, the device’s video conferencing tools are optimised to its battery life, which is said to last for up to 21 hours on a full charge. This is also the work of the ExpertBook B3 Detachable’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor.
It’s a perk that will be appreciated by those working on the go, especially when there are no plug points around to charge the device.
Powered by a 38Wh Li-ion battery, it supports 45W charging using the USB-C adapter included in the box.
5. Your health and comfort are safeguarded by thoughtful design
The ExpertBook B3 Detachable comes with features to improve your user experience, from its low blue light display for eye care to a spill-resistant keyboard.
To add, the device has the brand’s ErgoLift hinge that inclines the laptop at an angle for typing comfort.
Since laptops can be a place for bacteria to fester due to heavy use, the ExpertBook B3 Detachable comes with the ASUS Antibacterial Guard keyboard, touchpad, and palm rest too. It claims to help remove up to 99% of bacteria on the laptop’s surface after 24 hours.
With all the above, the ASUS ExpertBook B3 Detachable is a 2-in-1 device worth considering if you’re someone who works on the go a lot, whether you’re a student or a working professional.
For added peace of mind, the ExpertBook B3 Detachable is protected by a three-year global warranty with local on-site service and one-year battery package. There is also a one-year Perfect Warranty that covers accidental damages inflicted by the user.
For RM2,099, the laptop can be purchased from authorised ASUS stores nationwide. Otherwise, it’s also available via ASUS’s official website.
|– Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 7c Gen 2 (1MB L3 Cache, up to 2.55GHz, 8 cores)
|– Windows 11 Pro
|– 4GB RAM – 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD (Expandable)
|– 10.5-inch touch screen, (1920 x 1200) 16:10 aspect ratio – 320 nits in brightness– LCD backlight panel– 121% sRGB
|– Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU 618
|Keyboard and Touchpad
|– Soft Keyboard, 1.5mm Key-travel
|– Wi-Fi 5(802.11ac) (Dual band) 2*2– Bluetooth 5.1
|– 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C – 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
|– 0.59 kg
|– 26.03 x 17.21 x 0.90 cm
|Included in the Box (Optional)
|– Stand Cover– MPP 2.0 garaged stylus
Featured Image Credit: ASUS