Apr 20 2023
Hardware

Review: ASUS ExpertBook B7 Flip Boosts Productivity with Performance

This versatile notebook offers computing power for every lesson plan.

Busy faculty and staff at most higher ed institutions have so much on their plates that they should not have to worry about low computing power. That is especially true when there are powerful, portable and economical notebook choices available like the ASUS ExpertBook B7 Flip.

Laptops for educators should be able to fill multiple roles. They may have to support remote learning, or classes in both small classrooms and large lecture halls. Some classes may require graphically intensive support materials, while others involve heavy mathematical computations — and almost all will need to support educational or business productivity software. So it’s worthwhile to have a well-rounded notebook that can do most everything well, as long as it does not break the bank.

A big screen and a small form factor, two important secondary considerations, ­can also make this important tool much easier and more enjoyable to use.

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ASUS ExpertBook B7 Features Power, Storage and Connectivity

Because devices need to be versatile in educational environments, the best notebooks for educators must have a powerful CPU complemented by a lot of quick RAM. These features provide a one-two punch for every major scenario. Onboard storage is also critical, as educators are often pack rats when it comes to interesting studies, books and educational materials that they plan to review or share with their classes.

Enter the ExpertBook B7, which seems to have been tailor-made for higher education faculty and staff, and would also make a good choice for students.

The B7 delivers enterprise-level, 5G connectivity, a key feature that empowers faculty to work on the go from anywhere. With 5G, users can work in the middle of the campus, at a coffee shop or at home. The increased bandwidth also means that education professionals don’t have to rely on public Wi-Fi or overloaded school networks to do their jobs.

The B7 also offers Wi-Fi 6E enhanced with ASUS WiFi Master Premium for increased data transfer speeds and reliability when users decide to tap into wireless connections.

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Notebook Stands Up to Heavy Use With Flexibility and Strength

The 360-degree hinge also adds to the B7’s functionality. You can use it like a traditional notebook or flip it around so it works like a slate tablet. Clever educators can find great ways to work the device into their lessons or can simply configure it to work exactly how they want it to. The included ASUS Pen3 stylus and the 16:10 aspect ratio on the 14-inch screen make it easy to jot down ideas or take notes, just as you would with a pencil and paper.

Last but not least, because the ExpertBook B7 flip has been ruggedized to survive the stringent MIL-STD 810H testing standard, it will certainly weather any bumps or minor accidents that might occur on a college campus — another way that ASUS helps to protect your investment.

Specifications

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7 1195G7 (2.9GHz)
GRAPHICS: Iris Xe Graphics
OS: Windows 10 Pro
MEMORY: 32GB RAM
DISPLAY: 14-inch touch screen (1920x1200)

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