ASUS ExpertBook B1 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 (2022)
The ASUS Expertbook B1400 is a lightweight, versatile laptop without skimping on functionality. It may be taken anywhere and has a sturdy construction for normal use. The laptop boasts a powerful processor, a fantastic keyboard, and many other features. The ASUS Expertbook B1400 could be better, but its flaws aren’t deal breakers by any stretch of the imagination.
ASUS ExpertBook B1 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7
|Launched On||January 2021|
|Battery type||Li On|
|Side bezels||6.3 mm|
|Area||847 cm2 (131.2 inches2)|
|Dimension||358 x 236.5 x 19.4 mm|
|Weight||1.72 kg (3.79 lbs)|
- Good construction quality
- Added security and privacy options
- Amazing keyboard
- Decide on an input/output port
- Poor audio quality
- Underperforming display
The ASUS Expertbook B1400 is a lightweight and compact laptop computer. It utilizes a 4-core, 8-thread Intel 11th Generation Core i5-1135G7 CPU for processing power. The CPU includes the Intel Iris Xe discrete graphics chip with a 28W TDP. I started my evaluations with the assumption that a tiny and light laptop would also be energy efficient.
Integrative Processing Unit (CPU) by Intel has four independent processing cores. When used normally, even when switching between applications, the CPU draws about 15W of power. However, this jumps to 35W while surfing the web. The laptop scored 3545 on the PC Mark 10 synthetic benchmark.
The company hasn’t said how much its new line of business computers costs. But Asus has said that both the ExpertBook B1402 and B1502 laptop types will be offered at major Commercial PC sales partners.
I checked the power life of the laptop twice. In the first test, I put the laptop into speed mode and set the screen’s color to “vivid” and brightness to 100%. The laptop’s battery life was, of course, 4h and 21 minutes. On my second try, I put the laptop in “balanced mode,” changed the screen’s color setting to “Normal,” and turned down the light to 80%.
Now, the energy life of the laptop was 7 hours and 28 minutes. So, I’d say that this laptop’s battery life in real life is around 7 hours, which is pretty good. The laptop’s battery is 45Wh, which is a bit smaller than the 55Wh battery that comes with the Infinix INBook X1.
The display on the Expertbook B1400 laptop could be better. A 14-inch, low-brightness (1080p) display is included. The recommended minimum brightness for a screen is 300 nits. Although the laptop’s screen offers a 178-degree viewing angle, the top darkens when seen at an angle. The laptop’s display is 64.7 per cent sRGB and 47.7 per cent DCI-P3. However, laptops available for between Rs 50,000 and 60,000 include displays with far higher specifications. Using ColorChecker, I confirmed that the screen of my laptop does not accurately represent colors.
Keyboard and Trackpad
The main thing you should do on your work machine is, well, work. Luckily, this keyboard is pretty good. It doesn’t feel as good to type on as I’d like, but there’s enough travel for it to be okay. Because there is a real numpad collection here, this is a good place for people who need to type a lot of numbers. Even though the palm rest is made of plastic, there is metal support under it, enough to stop the piano deck from bending.
Then we’ll check out the touchpad. So, as you might think, there is no Number Pad here, and it is also pretty small for a laptop this size. The ASUS ExpertBook B1 we looked at also had a broken keyboard with clickers that didn’t work right. They didn’t feel good when you clicked on them, and they often got stuck. But I don’t think it will damage the final retail samples of the ASUS ExpertBook B1, since we’ve had similar problems with ASUS pre-retail samples in the past.
The quality of the ASUS Expertbook B1400 is good. The top is made of aluminum, and a steel base holds up the keyboard. The hinge on the ASUS laptop is strong, and the screen doesn’t bend much. The base of the laptop, which is where the keyboard is, feels very sturdy, and its surface is coated with a matte material that doesn’t show fingerprints.
With a total weight of 1.45 kg, the laptop is easy to carry around, and its good build quality means that it can easily handle the wear and tear that comes with traveling every day. The keys on the Expertbook’s keyboard move about 1.5 mm. Some computers only have 1mm of key movement, which makes typing less comfortable. The Expertbook’s keyboard is great because the 1.5mm key travel is good for most uses. The ASUS laptop also has an “ergo lift” feature, which moves the keyboard up and makes typing easier.