The ball has barely dropped in New York City to mark a new year and a new decade, but we’ve already hit the ground running with an exciting set of announcements at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. We’re debuting exciting new ZenBooks and VivoBooks, gaming gear that’s ready for the winner’s circle, next-gen wireless routers, and much more. We have in-depth coverage for each of these products, but if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve collected all of our hot new gear in one place for your convenience. Follow the links for the full details of each product.
The business traveler’s new best friend
In 2019, Intel issued a challenge to laptop manufacturers with Project Athena, an initiative that called for a new generation of responsive, always-ready laptops. Our ExpertBook B9450 is one of an elite few laptops in the world that delivers the battery life, connectivity, and sleek form factor necessary to meet Project Athena’s strict requirements.
The B9 sets new standards for portability among business laptops. We already pursue the thinnest and lightest designs for every notebook we make, but the ExpertBook B9450 goes even further. By constructing the laptop from a magnesium-lithium alloy, we were able to slim it down to as little as 865g while ensuring that the device meets US military standards for durability. With its 14.8mm thin chassis and ultra-slim 4mm display bezels, the B9 is incredibly easy to slip into a bag. With the optional 66Whr battery that delivers up to 20 hours of battery life under productivity workloads, you almost certainly won’t need a recharge in the middle of your workday.
Whether you’re working at your desk or on the go, the 10th Gen Intel processors inside the ExpertBook B9450 are ready for action. A full suite of connectivity options, including Ethernet, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, ensures that the B9 can connect to the latest productivity-enhancing peripherals. Wi-Fi 6 lets the laptop reap the advantages of the next generation of wireless connectivity, and with its available IR camera, webcam shield, and fingerprint sensor, the B9 is equipped with all the tools you need to keep sensitive information secure.
A colorful laptop for every occasion
Our VivoBook family of laptops has long been favored by those who want an everyday machine with a splash of style. At school or on the couch, in the park or on the train, our latest VivoBooks combine our latest innovations in a design that’s overflowing with personality.
The new VivoBook S-series laptops will ship in three sizes and four bold new colors: Resolute Red, Gaia Green, Dreamy White, and Indie Black. Each laptop is engraved with diamond-cut edges, and a color-blocked Enter key adds a subtle touch of style to your every command. In addition to striking white and black designs, the VivoBook 14 X413 and VivoBook 15 X513 are available in a classy Cobalt Blue, while the VivoBook 14 K413 and VivoBook 15 K513 stand out from the crowd with a sleek metallic lid that’s finished in black, gold, or silver.
Intel’s 10th-generation Core processors power the new VivoBooks, with options ranging up to a Core i7 for those who need the most raw processing power for multitasking and demanding applications. Wi-Fi 6 readies these laptops for the next generation of wireless networking, and for those looking for a significant upgrade in 3D graphics performance from integrated graphics chips, we offer models with Nvidia’s GeForce GPUs.
A Chromebook that breaks the mold
Windows laptops aren’t only the machines around that can lay claim to being premium devices. Our Chromebook Flip C436 offers all the easy convenience you’ve come to expect from Chrome OS along with plenty of delightful touches.
With a 1.1kg magnesium alloy chassis that’s just 13.7mm thin, the C436 is as slim and portable and as they come. NanoEdge display bezels allowed our engineers to fit a 14” screen in a chassis whose footprint is more typical of 13” laptops. Speaking of the screen, its 1920×1080 resolution and 100% sRGB coverage let it produce sharp, vivid visuals perfect for spreadsheets and movies alike.
As the first Chromebook to meet Intel’s Project Athena requirements, the C436 is armed with the hardware necessary to ensure responsive performance, comprehensive connectivity, and excellent battery life. Purchasers will have their pick from three 10th Gen Intel Core processors, and either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. A three-cell, 42Wh battery is good for up to 12 hours of runtime. For capacious storage and speedy boot times alike, we equip the C436 with M.2 SSDs as large as 512GB. Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 provide access to next-gen wireless connectivity, and a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports make it a breeze to connect the C436 to the latest peripherals.
Gaming essentials in a TUF design
For those in search of a durable gaming laptop that doesn’t break the bank, we offer our 2020 TUF Gaming laptop lineup. These laptops deliver the powerful gaming components, high-end cooling system, and dependable performance that gamers have learned to expect from TUF laptops.
The TUF Gaming A15 and A17 laptops reap the benefits of AMD’s latest Ryzen Mobile processors. Built on a leading-edge 7nm process node, Zen 2 CPUs offer a compelling balance of single-threaded performance and multithreaded muscle. Launching later in the year, the TUF Gaming F15 and F17 will feature Intel’s 10th-generation Core processors. Regardless of your CPU choice, NVIDIA’s GeForce GPUs provide 3D graphics horsepower.
Modern NVIDIA GPUs can deliver exceptional frame rates in today’s competitive games, so it only made sense to offer high-refresh-rate displays in the new TUF Gaming laptops—up to 144Hz on the 15” models and up to 120Hz on the 17” versions. The IPS-level displays feature AMD’s FreeSync variable refresh-rate technology, which synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the frame rate of the system for smooth, tear-free gaming. We framed the display with narrow NanoEdge bezels that don’t just improve your immersion in your game. They also reduce the overall width and volume of the chassis.