Compact laptops are gaining more and more popularity nowadays. People tend to prefer 12 inch or 13 inch laptops than their bigger, larger counter parts. These devices offer the user ease of carrying it around because of their compact size and light weight.
Asus has recently launched a business oriented ultra-portable laptop termed as the AsusB23E. This is a 12.5 inch laptop and it belongs to Asus Pro B series
Features and specifications of Asus B23E laptop:
Magnesium –aluminium alloy construction
Second generation Intel i series processor (i3 , i5 or i7)
8 GB RAM
750 GB hard disk that rotates at 7200 revolutions per minute
12.5 inch screen
2 MP webcam
Multi format memory card reader
This laptop features a beautiful yet simple design philosophy. The black colour scheme looks professional and appealing. This device is made up of magnesium-aluminium alloy on the cover as well as on the keyboard chassis. This makes it very durable and light weight. The keyboard is spill proof so you won’t have to worry about using the laptop outside.
The anti-shock hard disk and reinforced metal hinges makes this a very strong and rugged device. The laptop has been subjected to drop tests and pressure tests beyond consumer standards. This makes it the perfect choice for those business professionals and travelers who may put the laptop through its extreme paces.
The device can be retrofitted with Intel’s second generation processor, which is i3, i5 or i7. Also 8 GB of RAM can be installed according to the user requirements. There is plenty of hard disk space and the device comes with a 750 GB hard disk drive.
There only two USB ports. One is a USB 2.0 port and the other a USB 3.0 port. All the other standard ports including Ethernet and HDMI are present in the device. A multi format card reader is also integrated in to the laptop and the device has Bluetooth connectivity also. The 12.5 inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and is coated with anti-glare covering.
The laptop comes with a 3 cell battery which can be considered as a small draw back since you will need to plug into a power source very often. The company officials say that the battery has three times the lithium-ion battery life cycle and it can be very quickly charged.