ASUS ExpertBook series is ready to take on the MacBook Pro

The latest MacBook Pro laptops are some of the best laptops out there, but not everyone wants a Mac. If you definitely need a Windows PC on the go, the new ExpertBook laptops from ASUS they could be for you.

At IFA 2022, ASUS announced three new members of the ExpertBook family. They all come with features and interiors to keep up with your daily workflow wherever you are. The ExpertBook B5 (B5602C) and B5 Flip (B5602F) come with a 16-inch, 16:10 display that is a productivity aid. And if you want deep, inky blacks, as well as color grading, you can choose an OLED option that’s ideal for photo editing. Portability isn’t sacrificed either, with the laptops weighing in at 1.4kg, or about 3lbs, despite their large screen.

If you choose the Flip version, you will also get a 360-degree hinge that will allow you to use it as a tablet. And there’s also a stylus, which ASUS claims lasts for 45 minutes of use with just 15 seconds of charging. Both the Flip and non-Flip models come with an Intel Core i7-1270P CPU, 40GB of RAM, and an Intel Arc A350M CPU, as well as RAID and Wi-Fi 6E support.

If your workload calls for better specs than that, the ExpertBook B6 Flip might be a good option. ASUS calls it a mobile workstation, and it’s basically a B5 Flip on steroids. It has a similar form factor, with a 16-inch screen, but it has a larger and noticeably thicker profile. This is to accommodate the noticeable increase in specs. After all, with this one you can go up to an Intel Core i9-12950HX CPU and a GPU Nvidia RTX A2000 with 8 GB of VRAM.

You also get other premium upgrades, like an optional miniLED screen. The ExpertBook B6 Flip won’t replace your workstation, but it will allow you to do animations and other heavier work on the go.

If you’re looking for a competitor to the MacBook Pro that runs Windows, this is probably as close as you can get. Sure, it doesn’t have an M1 Pro, M1 Max, or M2 CPU, but it does come with Intel’s best 12th-gen silicon, top-of-the-line GPUs, and plenty of RAM to handle any workload smoothly, whatever it may be.

If any of these three sound like your next laptop, they’ll be available before the year is out. Unfortunately, we don’t have pricing information yet: ASUS only has one page for all ExpertBook notebooks.

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