By: Hans van de Groenendaal
A laptop is a laptop, some call it a notebook but this new Expertbook from ASUS is something else to experience. It is doing true justice to ASUS’ corporate slogan “In each of the incredible”. They can stop searching because in my opinion, they have found the incredible.
The ASUS ExpertBook B5 Flip is built for business success in style, with a precision-crafted and minimalist chassis that pushes the limits of lightness — plus a 360° flippable design for ultimate flexibility. It’s also set for serious travel with an amazing 14 hour battery life.
It is so easy to change from a notebook to a tablet. It flips like a gymnast competing for the ultimate performance at the Olympics.
The machine is packed with a 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, AI noise cancellation and dual-SSD RAID support, and ASUS NumberPad 2.0. It’s also packed with features to protect your privacy and business data, including a built-in fingerprint sensor and TPM 2.0 chip. With Intel Evo certification, ExpertBook B5 Flip is your perfect portable, powerful partner for the corporate world. It is preloaded with Windows 11.
I have never been fond of a touch screen and I often curse my cell phone as somehow it does not respond well to my touch. The ASUS machine changed my opinion, it works for me like a dream.
The noise-cancelling was for me important and works extremely well. ExpertBook B5 Flip has two-way AI noise-cancelling technology that employs sophisticated machine learning techniques. The technology includes both an upstream function to filter noise around the speaker, and a downstream function to eliminate noise from the person at the other end of the conversation. In a working-from-home situation with a neighbour who likes to rev his Harley Davidson, it makes my day.
Another aspect I like is the way your fingers glide over the keyboard; it is smooth, and a pleasure when writing for a magazine like I do. One thing I don’t like though, is that I have to return the Expertbook!