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A seriously svelte business laptopThe Asus Pro B9440 is a lightweight 14-inch business laptop that costs $999.
[MUSIC] The Asus Pro B9440 is great business laptop for anyone interested in a model with a big screen and a small foot prints. Starting at $999, it's a seriously thin and light weight 14 inch laptop. In fact, it's one of the lightest business laptops around. Even when compared to a regular laptop. It's only a bit heavier than the Featherweight [UNKNOWN], the LG Gram, and the Lenovo [UNKNOWN]. The Aces Pro's impressively slim design is stylishly minimal. Running Windows 10 Pro, the laptop only has two USB-C ports, one that's used for charging and a headphone jack. Its small HD screen has very thin dazzle, that maximise its screen space. It isn't a touch screen though. While the tablet's top half looks a little flimsy, it's actually feels pretty solid, thanks to it's sturdy hinge. It work smoothly and can open up to 180 degree angle. So, no matter what awkward position you're sitting in, you'll be able to find the perfect viewing angle. Not that the screen has bad viewing angles or anything, they're actually pretty great, and the anti-glare coating on screen helps a lot. It's a glass-covered touchpad, feels nice on your fingertips, but I found it a little slippery, it took me some time to get used to. The back-lit keyboard is comfortable to type on for long periods of time. One of my favorite features is how its keyboard slightly raises at an angle when you open it, giving you an ergonomic lift. There are stereo speakers in the bottom. And for extra security, it has a fingerprint scanner above the power button on the keyboard. It works well most of the time. In our battery test, it averaged 8 hours and 17 minutes, which is a solid day's worth During my time with it, battery life typically lasted me an entire workday with heavy use. With casual use, I could go a solid day and a half without reaching for a charger. One thing the ASUS PRO doesn't have is a webcam. if you need to make video calls often, this is obviously a deal breaker. Otherwise, for a business laptop, the ASUS PRO is an impressively lightweight and capable machine.