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ASUS India Announces New ExpertBook B9 with Cutting-edge Features

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ASUS announced the launch of ExpertBook B9, the next generation of the 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning mobile PC powerhouse.

ExpertBook B9 (B9400CEA) is the world’s lightest 14-inch business laptop, empowering business professionals to thrive in the modern world with leading-edge technology and features. Verified as an Intel® Evo™ platform laptop, ExpertBook B9 delivers premium performance and responsiveness, efficient battery usage and stunning visuals. With the rise of remote work, modern business professionals have increasing telecommuting needs.

Speaking about the new ExpertBook B9, Leon Yu, Regional Director, System Business Group, ASUS India & South Asia said, “Our vision is to innovate and build solutions that are aesthetically well crafted, by understanding what our users think, feel, and do. The ExpertBook B9 is engineered to improve your on-the-go work efficiency, provide extraordinary performance along with extraordinary battery life, ensure comprehensive connectivity and security thus setting a new benchmark in business laptops. Powered by an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, the ExpertBook B9400 is the master of lightness and power, making it an ideal partner for Business Leaders who value both performance and persistence in the corporate world. 

Commenting on the launch of the ExpertBook B9, Roshni Das, Marketing Director, Intel India said, “Intel® Evo™ verified notebooks including the ASUS ExpertBook B9 are co-engineered and designed to deliver exceptional laptop experiences from anywhere. Powered by the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, they deliver the remarkable responsiveness and long battery life that business users need to stay productive wherever they are.”

The latest ExpertBook B9 models inherit all the strong features of the previous generation, engineered with the latest cutting-edge up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe integrated graphics for serious performance and visual excellence, RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology support, Thunderbolt™ 4 for flexible connections at warp speed, AdaptiveLock proximity sensor for ultrafast logins and security, and AI noise-cancelation technology for undisturbed video calls – perfect for the increasingly remote working patterns imposed by the current pandemic environment.

Despite these vast improvements in performance and functionality, ExpertBook B9 is still one of the world’s lightest 14” business laptop1 – weighing a mere 1005 grams and that’s including the massive 4-cell 66Whr battery. It also offers close to a full day battery life, it’s good for days of real-world use between recharges.

Committed to creating a sustainable future, ASUS has also strived to make ExpertBook B9 an environmentally conscious choice. It is both Energy Star® 7.1-certified and rated by EPEAT™ Gold, offering an assurance of energy efficiency that reduces operating costs over the long term. Even the packaging is environmentally sound, with the accessory box able to transform into a laptop stand for instant elevation with an ecological nod.

Ultimate portability

ExpertBook B9 is incredibly thin and light, and encased in a magnesium-lithium-alloy chassis, yet still has room for a battery that lasts for days of real-world use. The 1005 g ExpertBook B9 packs a 66 Wh battery that stores enough juice for close to a full day – all in a 14.9-mm-thin profile.

Fast-charging support thanks to the 65W USB-C charging brings the battery up to 60% of maximum capacity in just 49 minutes, so there is no need to worry about downtime on the road.

Brilliance in performance

ExpertBook B9’s appeal doesn’t end with svelte dimensions and all-day battery life, though. Being superfast, secure, full of storage and connections to handle all the business situation professionals will encounter is what ExpertBook B9 pursues relentlessly – with the latest model packing the some seriously powerful specifications.

These are led by new and high-performance 11th Gen up to Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics which delivers discrete-level graphics performance for next-gen media experiences and 16 GB LDDR4x 4266 MHz memory. There’s also superfast Intel® Wi-Fi 6 and huge storage in the form of up to dual 2 TB SSDs with support for RAID 0 and RAID 1 technology for improved data reliability or faster operation.

Despite its thin profile, ExpertBook B9 is loaded with I/O ports. These include cutting-edge Thunderbolt™ 4, the next generation of the universal cable connectivity solution that offers support for the next-level USB4 interface, 40 Gbps data transfer speeds, dual 4K display output and fast charging. It also offers standard USB Type-A and HDMI outputs, plus a wired network connectivity with a unique MAC address for easy device management.

US military-grade durability

ExpertBook B9 is remarkably durable, too. To be strong enough for every journey, it meets the next-level and industry-leading MIL-STD 810H US military standard test, which is more rigorous and demanding than ever before. It is also subject to drop tests, shock tests, vibration tests, extremes of high and temperatures, and days subjected to humidity levels of 95%.

Our engineers took things even further to prove that ExpertBook B9 is built tough. Connectors are inserted and removed from the ports 5,000 times, up to 30 kg of force is placed on the reinforced lid, keys are struck 10-million times, and the lid is opened and closed up to 50,000 times. We also intentionally spill various liquids on the keyboard. After all that, we’re confident that ExpertBook B9 is able to withstand the rigors of the daily grind.

A mobile workhorse with smart features

Despite it’s the ultrathin bezels of its 14-inch NanoEdge display, ExpertBook B9 includes both a webcam for video calls, plus an infrared camera and smart proximity sensor for fast biometric face login. The moment the user sits in front of ExpertBook B9, ASUS AdaptiveLock technology detects their presence and the infrared camera to recognize their face before logging them in automatically — so it’s possible to get to work without lifting a finger. Then, when the user steps away, ExpertBook B9 automatically locks itself, protecting both the laptop and the personal data it contains.

With the increase of remote work and video conferences, we also implemented exclusive ASUS AI noise-canceling technology to ensure the best experience. ASUS AI noise-canceling audio employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from human speech. The ClearVoice Mic feature in the MyASUS app can filter out ambient noise and, in Multi-presenter mode, normalize all individual voices from different positions for optimum group conference-call quality. The ClearVoice Speaker feature filters out all ambient noise apart from human speech — making it easy to hear what everyone else is saying.

ExpertBook B9 also features up to four 360° far-field microphone and Harman Kardon-certified speakers to ensure clear sound. It also includes a virtual assistant with Amazon Alexa integration, plus a built-in light bar that illuminates during interaction.

Of course, ExpertBook B9 features the exclusive ASUS NumberPad 2.0, the renowned LED-illuminated numeric keypad that is perfect for crunching numbers. Tap the NumberPad icon on the top right of the touchpad to turn it on, and tap the icon on the left to toggle between two brightness settings. Clever software provides control over the cursor, even when NumberPad 2.0 is activated.

Rock-solid security

Security is a paramount key concern in the modern world, so ExpertBook B9 is equipped with many measures to ensure that both the hardware and the user’s data are kept safe. An integrated fingerprint sensor makes signing in as simple as one touch, while the aforementioned biometric-login webcam benefits from a physical sliding shield – so it just takes one swipe for the visual reassurance of a covered lens.

ExpertBook B9 also offers an optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip to stores passwords and encryption keys for added security. There are also software-based tools offering numerous and diverse protections, including ASUS Business Manager and the optional ASUS Control Center.

ExpertBook B9 combines beauty, brains and brawn

ExpertBook B9’s thin chassis and light weight would seem to be at odds with its rugged construction and high-performance specifications, but our engineers made sure that performance, durability, and longevity came together in perfect harmony. A combination of cutting-edge technologies enables high efficient video conferencing, seamless login, and snappier responsiveness in a smaller, lighter form factor. Extremely portable, powerful and tough, ExpertBook B9 is the ideal partner in the corporate world.

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ViewSonic Unveils PX748-4K and PX728-4K Home Cinema Projectors

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ViewSonic Corp. launched the new-generation PX748-4K and PX728-4K home cinema 4K projector. The successor of PX747-4K and PX748-4K are an upgraded version featuring bigger, pixel-perfect visuals in true 4K clarity and richer colors delivering unbelievable home cinema experience. Complementing to this, the projectors also offers ultimate gaming experience with 4.2ms Ultra-Fast Input & 240Hz high refresh rate, the microsecond-level response time, you can game with low delay and seamless viewing of fast-moving objects.

“ViewSonic is driven towards developing new products as well as upgrading the existing line of our products. After becoming No.1 brand in Digital Light Processing (DLP) projectors globally, we are introducing our first DLP projectors which are upgraded and improvised version of PX748-4K and PX728-4K projectors. Observing an overwhelmed feedback for our PX series earlier, we have developed the newly launched product with innovative and cutting-edge 4K technologies,” said Mr. Muneer Ahmad, AV Head, ViewSonic India.

ViewSonic PX748-4K Home Projector

The PX748-4K is a 4,000 ANSI Lumens 4K home projector best known for its 4K Ultra HD features and striking brightness. This HDR-compatible projector is the world’s first high brightness DLP home theatre projector that can consistently offer clear and vibrant images under any setting. The immersive features and realistic images will drown you into deep endearment, be it a cinema, video streaming, console gaming, or big screen broadcasting. Effortless image adjustment with comprehensive H/V keystone and 4 corner adjustment capabilities, equipped with a 1.3x optical zoom lens, perfect projection even on curved surfaces, LAN control capability that is compatible with a variety of home automation systems, the latest SuperEco+ mode technology makes it a perfect addition to your smart home.

ViewSonic PX728-4K Home Cinema Projector

Available with 2,000 ANSI Lumens, the newly launched PX728-4K home cinema projector offers excellent value for upgrading to 4K home entertainment. Enjoy bigger, better visuals in true 4K clarity with HDR/HLG support and richer colors through Cinema SuperColor™ Technology that covers 100% Rec.709. Gaming also gets an upgrade with 4.2ms Ultra-Fast Input, a 240Hz refresh rate, and a USB Type-C connectivity for direct streaming from Nintendo® Switch. Powerful warping, auto V keystone, H/V keystone, and 1.3x optical zoom make setting up a big screen of up to 300” on any surface easier than ever. Additionally, it offers the LAN control capability compatible with home automation systems and 12V trigger output gives a satisfying performance right out of the box.

“Being a leader in the 4K ultra-high-definition home cinema market, we are expecting that the industry will be observing a huge growth in the coming four to five years. The current pandemic has shifted the consumer preferences towards home entertainment products. Understanding the needs of our end-consumers we are introducing new features which are embedded with high-end technologies giving cinema-like experiences at home at affordable prices”

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Get Rewards and Enjoy New Game Mode This Weekend on Free Fire

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The Free Fire collaboration with McLaren hits its peak this weekend, with login rewards, exclusive collection items, as well as a new game mode release.

Log in this weekend to receive rewards & enjoy the new time-limited game mode: Convoy Crunch

There’s no better time to log in to Free Fire than this weekend! From 31 July to 1 August, players who log in to the game will be entitled to receive Free Fire and McLaren rewards, which includes the collection backpack.

That’s not all! Players who complete the playtime mission over the weekend will also receive the McLaren Racing Overalls Bundle.

Players will also be able to enjoy the new time-limited game mode: Convoy Crunch. There will be two rounds per game in this new mode. Players will either be tasked to be Invaders or Defenders at the start of each round. The Invaders have to escort the vehicle to a specific destination while the Defenders need to prevent this from happening. 

Teams will take turns to play the roles of Invaders and Defenders. The vehicle only moves forward when the Invaders are around, within a set radius, and will move backwards when the Defenders are within proximity. The vehicle stops moving when both the Invaders and Defenders are within range. The team that (1) uses the least amount of time to get the vehicle to the destination or (2) advances the vehicle the furthest distance wins. Enjoy this all-new Convoy Crunch game mode until 3 August 2021!

Gear up in Free Fire and McLaren exclusives

Keep a lookout for  Free Fire and McLaren items that will both dress your character up and give your McLaren P1™ – the world’s first hybrid hypercar – a new look with boosted stats.

Available now are the Free Fire and McLaren Male Costume – Winning Spirit and Surfboard – Turbo Ace.

From 31 Jul to 13 Aug, 2 brand new McLaren P1™ skins will be released for players looking to change up the look of their cars and give them a boost. The McLaren P1™ – Kyanos and McLaren P1™ – Gold Spark will be introduced to the game. Both looks will only be available for a limited time period, so be sure to log in from next week to check the collections out.

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Stuffcool Unveils New 15W Wireless Charger

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Stuffcool has launched its new Qi certified wireless charger called WC630. It supports up to 15W fast charging and includes several protective features like temperature protection, short circuit protection, power protection and over-voltage protection. The WC630 comes equipped with an 18W fast wall charger to ensure appropriate power is delivered to the wireless charger.

It has an input of DC 5V/2A, 9V/1.67A, 12V/1.5A and a wireless output of 5W/7.5W/10W & 15W MAX. The wireless charger measures 100 x 100 x 6.5 mm and is compatible with cases with up to 6mm thickness.

The Stuffcool WC630 features a LED ring which allows users to check charging status. It delivers output of 7.5W for models like iPhone 12 to iPhone 8 models and 15W to Flagship Samsung Devices such as Samsung Galaxy S21, Note 20, Note 10, S20.

It is an universal charger for all Qi standard-based wireless devices. It has built-in Type C USB port and also includes a fast charging Type C Cable as well as an 18W Adapter to ensure correct power is delivered to the wireless charger.

The Stuffcool WC630 is designed like a charging pad, allowing flexibility to place the phone to wirelessly charge.

The WC630 wireless charger retails at Rs.2399 and will be available at leading retail outlets, amazon.in and stuffcool.com.

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