Asus has unveiled a new Windows-on-ARM convertible tablet, the ExpertBook B3 detachable. As the name suggests, this can be used with or without a detachable keyboard. Also, the protective case has a foot clamp that can hold the plate in landscape or portrait orientation.
Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable
Asus advertises this as “the first Windows laptop powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform with Garaged stylus.” There’s a lot to unpack here. First, yes, this is based on the mid-range 7c Gen 2 chipset.
This is intended for remote study and remote work or to be on the floor in a manufacturing plant or retail store. Light weight (590g/1.3lbs without the case) and long battery life – up to 21 hours – are more important than raw performance.
This board is intended for remote work or education or to help in factories and retail stores.
The “Garaged Stylus” can be stored inside the tablet instead of hanging it with a magnetic attachment on the side. The stylus is active, but only needs 15 seconds to charge and is ready for 45 minutes of use. Stylus sold separately.
Advanced video calling capabilities are essential for distance learning or work. The Asus ExpertBook B3 features detachable AI noise-canceling technology for sound, a 5MP front-facing camera (if you don’t have good lighting indoors) with noise reduction, and a handy mute button on the optional keyboard. There’s a 13 MP camera on the back if you want to snap a picture of something.
• Noise cancellation for audio • Noise reduction for video • 13MP camera • Mute on keyboard
Speaking of the keyboard, unlike conventional detachable keyboards, this one doesn’t lie – its ErgoLift design puts it at a comfortable angle for typing. The keyboard is still resistant and has an antibacterial coating. It has 1.5mm of key travel and a trackpad.
Asus ExpertWidget allows you to create custom keyboard shortcuts using the Fn key and the 1-4 number keys. This will be useful for actions you perform repeatedly throughout the day. Note that both the keyboard and the protective case are optional with two docks.
The ExpertBook B3 Detachable has MIL-STD-810H rating. One of the tests involved placing a 28kg weight (62lbs) on the back without damaging the LCD panel. The tablet has been dropped (18 times at 40g) and vibration tested (10-500Hz for 60 minutes), high humidity (95%) and high temperature (-37°C to 46°C, -34.6 to 115) tolerant. °F)
The Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset can be paired with 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, while the storage is 128GB eMMC. Connectivity on board includes one USB-C (with video out and charging support), one 3.5mm combo audio jack, Wi-Fi 5 (ac, 2×2) and Bluetooth 5.1.
The 10.5-inch LCD has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200px (16:10) and a peak rating of 320 nits. It can provide a wide color gamut with 121% sRGB coverage.
The tablet is powered by a 38Wh Li-ion battery that supports 45W charging using the included adapter and provides up to 21 hours of use. Asus sells versions of this board with Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home with S Mode, and Windows 11 Pro Education.
The Asus ExpertBook B3 Detachable starts at $600 and is already available at America’s Best Buy.
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