ASUS Introduces 21-Hour-Battery Detachable Laptop for Education Users
- By Kate Lucariello
Computer maker ASUS has announced the launch of its ExpertBook B3 detachable (B3000) laptop, designed for student education. Its 21-hour-long battery life is one of its major attractions, the company said in a recent release. It features top-up 15-second charging to provide 45 minutes of use.
The 1.3-pound device doubles as a tablet and can be used horizontally or vertically. It includes a storable MPP 2.0 stylus, dual cameras, visual noise-reduction for low light conditions, full-size detachable keyboard, woven fabric cover, and a dual-orientation stand.
ASUS touted its spill-resistant design and MIL-STD 810H durability standards, as well as the antibacterial keyboard guard.
The laptop offers 4 or 8 GB of LPDDR4x memory, a 128 GB eMMC hard drive, and runs Windows 11 Pro versions on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor.
ASUS ExpertBook B3000 Specifications:
- Display: 10.5" WUXGA (1920x1200), IPS-NB, 16:10, touch screen, 320 nits, stylus support, 87% NTSC, LCD backlight panel
- OS: Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home S, or Windows 11 Pro Education
- CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon'" 7c Gen 2 (1 MB L3 Cache, up to 2.55GHz, 8 cores)
- GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno'" GPU 618
- Ports: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
- 1 x 3.5mm combo audio jack
- Audio: 2 x speaker
- 2 x multi-array microphone
- Video: 5.0 MP user-facing camera,
- 13.0 MP world-facing camera
- Wireless: Dual-band 2x2 WiFi 5 (802.11 ac) + Bluetooth® 5.1
- Weight: Tablet 595g
- Dimensions: 26.03 x 17.21 x 0.89 cm
- Battery: 38 Wh, Li-Polymer
- Security: fTPM
- Number Pad: None
- Power & Energy: Adapter USB Type-C, 45 W
- Output: 15 V DC, 3 A
- Input: 100~240 V AC 50/60 Hz universal
- EPEAT, Energy Star
- Warranty: 3 year, global, no fees
Prices start at $599, the company said. Learn more at the ASUS website.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.