A lot of business notebooks are thick beasts with extended batteries and wide bezels. The $999 AsusPro B9440 offers a more minimal approach, with a slim, 0.6-inch frame and a nearly bezel-less screen, akin to the Dell XPS 13. But in doing so, Asus has abandoned not just ports but also a webcam, which is quite a head-scratcher if not an outright deal breaker.
Design: Ready to Travel
At first glance, the AsusPro isn’t much to look at. It’s a gunmetal-gray, magnesium-alloy computer with Asus’ logo in silver on the lid. But when you open the laptop, you see a bit of ingenuity: The lid is slightly longer than the base of the laptop, which causes the keyboard to be slanted up a few degrees when it’s open. You’ll also find the 14-inch, 1080p nearly bezel-less display, as well as a Chiclet-style keyboard.
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