ExpertBook B9 OLED is ASUS’ lightest OLED laptop

Crafted from premium magnesium-lithium alloy



ASUS Expertbook B9 OLED

ASUS has unveiled its lightest 14-inch OLED laptop yet. Crafted from premium magnesium-lithium alloy, the new ExpertBook B9 OLED weighs only 990 grams. It’s also a durable, flexible, and environment-friendly business solution.

The Intel Evo-verified laptop is powered by up to the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processors. It also has 64GB of DDR5 memory, and 1TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage.

It delivers up to 11 hours of use on a single charge. Meanwhile its 14-inch 16:10 OLED display provides vivid pictures with enhanced eye care.

For video conferencing, the laptop features an AI-powered two-way noise cancelling technology. It’s also equipped with an AiSense webcam for crystal clear communication.

Compared to its previous generations, the latest ExpertBook B9 has a better smart-cooling system. It reduces temperature by up to 27% and helps decrease the overall power consumption.

For easy connectivity, there is an assortment of ports. These are a pair of Thunderbolt 4 Type-C, a USB 3.2 Type-A, HDMI 2.1, and a 3.5mm combo jack.

Enterprise-grade security

As the ExpertBook B9 is a premium choice for the business setting, it comes with a multitude of enterprise-grade security features.

Aside from having a US military-grade standard body and biometric security features like its webcam shield and a fingerprint sensor, the laptop comes ready for Intel vPro configuration.

This ensures that data is kept secured from end-to-end. There’s also a hardware-level protection against malware and cyberattacks, thanks to an optional TPM 2.0 chip.

For elite executives, the device also has an NFC reader and NumberPad 2.0 so logging in to the ExpertBook B9 can be done with a swipe of an authorized card.

Price, availability

The new ASUS ExpertBook B9 OLED is now available in Star Black for PhP 113,649 via the ASUS official online store.


Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio 2 is good enough for gaming

Starts at $1,999



The Microsoft Surface series isn’t a usual go-to destination for gaming. However, if you have the cash, the series, especially the new Surface Laptop Studio 2, can be your friend if you’re a gamer or a creator. Launched today, the new laptop features a ton of improvements for all your needs.

As you might expect from the series, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 offers the same form factor as other devices in the lineup. But don’t let the foldable design fool you. It is more than capable.

The screen contains a 14.4-inch touchscreen display capable of putting out images in 2400 x 1600 resolution. The laptop touts an Intel 13th-generation i7-13700H processor. Alongside the processor, the laptop will also have an Intel Gen3 Movidius 3700VC VPU AI accelerator.

It will start with 16GB of RAM but can go up to 64GB. Plus, if you have the cash to splurge, you can outfit the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with up to a GeForce RTX 4060. It will also have up to 2TB of internal storage.

Thankfully, the world is adopting more accessibility features. The new laptop is no different. Its new trackpad allows for more customization. Users can adjust the trackpad’s sensitivity and feedback. They can also turn the pad into a two-button device for those with limited hands.

Though USB-C is the main connectivity port on the device, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 will have a USB-A 3.1 port, a microSD card, and a slot for the Surface Slim Pen 2. Users will still get the same USB-C slots and headphone ports.

Preorders are already available. The Surface Laptop Studio 2 will start at US$ 1,999.

SEE ALSO: Microsoft reportedly cancels Surface Duo 3

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The Legion 9i is an AI tuned 16-inch gaming machine

With bags to choose from



Lenovo Legion 9i

They keep getting bigger. The Lenovo Legion 9i is a 16-inch gaming laptop. It’s the first one in Legion’s lineup that’s this big. But there’s more to it than size. It also promises top-notch performance.

Just take a look at these internals:

13th Gen Intel Core i9 13980HX
Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU
Two RAM options:
64GB Overclocked 5600Mhz Dual Channel DDR5
32GB Overclocked 6400Mhz Dual Channel DDR5 Up to 2TB of PCIe (Gen 4) SSD Storage)

These internals look to push the machine to its brink. To keep things cool, the Legion 9i has the Legion Coldfront integrated cooling system. This keeps things cool while still letting the machine put out a maximum of 230W TDP. But that’s not all. It also has an AI-tuned, triple-fan air-cooling system with 6,333 individual intake vents. Lenovo took extra care to make sure this gaming beast performs at its finest.

But AI isn’t just for cooling. The Lenovo LA-2 AI chip also syncs the Legion Spectrum RGB present in strips around the keyboard and bottom covers, on the top cover’s Legion wordmark , and in the per – key RGB Lenovo TrueStrike keyboard with visuals on the screen. It doesn’t get any more gamer aesthetic than this. There’s also Tobii Horizon software provides gearless head tracking that gives players an extra level of immersion when playing.

How long can you play? The Legion 9i has a 99.99Whr battery that can be charged in two ways. First is via the included 330W Slim Adapter. Second is the 140W Type-C Power adapter. Both are included in the box .

For connectivity you have Wi-fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 both provided by MediaTek ’s Filogic 380 Wi-Fi card with up to 6.5Gbps of wireless speed.

Each Legion 9i is also one-of-a-kind. The cover is made of forged carbon and each one has its unique forged chip carbon on the the A-cover.

Back to that 16-inch display. It’s a Lenovo PureSight 3.2K Mini-LED 16:10 display with 165Hz variable refresh rate. That’ll keep your eyes glued when you play but still keep colors accurate when you’re working thanks to the pre-installed X-Rite software.

Software and bundles

Prospected members of the Legion will also gain access to some software features and freebies. The Legion 9i comes with Windows 11 as well as a 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. There’s also Nahimic by SteelSeries for 3D audio immersion.

The Lenovo Vantage software application offers an additional all-in-one suite of tools. This includes real-time performance dashboards, overclocking controls, as well as intelligent fan controls.

Also bundled with every Lenovo Legion device is Legion Arena. It consolidates owned games from multiple platforms for gamers to search their entire library from one place to quickly find the game they want to play. Optional Lenovo Premium Care support is also available for people who want access to advanced technical support with at-your -doorstep support and preventative PC health check.

Carry the Legion 9i with style

The Legion 9i is huge and thus requires a certain kind of bag to lug around. Lenovo thought of that too so they made the Legion 16” Gaming Backpack GB700 and Legion 16” Gaming Backpack GB400.

The 20L GB700 is equipped with four bumper protectors in the PC compartment and a PU-coated exterior for protection. The main compartment is fully customizable for a great fit. There are also 12 pockets: three of them hidden for added security — to hold gear, accessories, chargers, and anything else. The X-shaped luggage straps on the back and reflective trim on the shoulder straps add comfort, convenience, and safety.

The 18L GB400, meanwhile, is geared for gamers who travel light. It has an anti-theft magnetic lock , X-shaped luggage straps, and a compartment that fully unzips. It has easy access to the dedicated 16-inch laptop sleeve, as well as a pocket for tablets or handheld mobile gaming devices like the newly announced Lenovo Legion Go. There is also a zippered pocket to store a power adapter as well as two pockets for extra gaming peripherals.

Price and availability

The Lenovo Legion 9i with Intel processor is expected to be available starting October 2023 starting at US$4,399.

Both the Legion 16” Gaming Backpack GB700 and GB400 are also coming on October 2023 priced at US$79.99 and US$ 49.99, respectively.

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ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED: BAPE® Edition Unboxing

The first ever laptop bundle with BAPE®



BAPE® has done many collaborations with brands in the past — but this is the first with a tech company.

The ASUS Vivobook S 15 OLED (K5504) now has its special skin!

Aside from being powered by a powerful hardware, brilliant display, and other handy features all in an ultra-thin chassis, the Vivobook S 15 OLED BAPE Edition offers more than that.

Want to know what they are?

Head over to our laptop unboxing of the very special collab between the Japanese clothing brand and Taiwanese tech giant!

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