Asus was very busy at this years CES announcing a few new netbooks, and a whole lot of ultrabooks / laptops. But they did hold one back. The Asus B23E is a 12.5-inch notebook which is aimed towards business users.
While it’s not an ultrabook by true classification, it does has a Magnesium-Aluminum Alloy case which gives it a very attractive, professional and solid finish.
One of the business features that Asus has focused on with the B23E is its durability and its strength, making sure it is up to the task of been used a lot and carried around all over the place. Along with a spill-proof keyboard the Asus B23E has been extensively tested undergoing drop tests, hinge cycle tests, and panel pressure testing.
The Asus B23E is from the AsusPro Series (Asus Pro), range of products. The 12.15-inch display has a 1366 × 768 pixel resolution, comes with a massive 8GB of RAM, and is powered by either Intel’s Core i5 or i7 processors. It comes with a 750GB hard drive and features a 2 megapixel camera, Express Card slot, and a DVD players.
While it might be unusual for as 15-inch laptop to feature a DVD drive, and Express card slot, it’s not that unexpected as this is a business model.
While the price hasn’t been offical announced yet, it is already up on amazon for just under $950