Asus B9440UA Review: Rugged laptop with MIL standard

Asus B9440UA Review

Asus B9440UA is a 14 inch laptop with rugged laptop that complies with MIL standard. It is a mobile notebook that combines high robustness and slimness, especially for business use. The main body size is 321.3 × 216.2 × 15 mm (width × depth × height) and the weight is about 1.05 kg. It has unique design with ports on its hinges. As the hinge goes down, the keyboard tilts at the angle of about 7 degrees toward you for best typing position. However, since hinge opens up to about 180 degrees, it will not be difficult to use even when it is placed on a knee but on a desk, Asus B9440UA will offer excellent typing position.

The Asus B9440UA is offered in two configurations – i5-7200u processor + 8GB RAM and i7-7500U + 16GB RAM. For storage, you get 256GB SSD in both variants. However, the M.2 SSD used in Asus B9440UA is SATA and not NVMe so it is fast but it could have been even faster with NVMe SSD.

The keyboard of Asus B9440UA is comfortable offering 19mm key pitch and key stroke of 1.5mm. The keys are isolation type and great for typing for long hours. The cursor keys are large and above and below the cursor keys on the left and right, so it is also hard to mistype. The keyboard is spill-resistant. The size of the touchpad is large, measuring 105 × 62 mm. Although the touch pad and the click button are integrated type, click operation was difficult to execute.

Asus B9440UA Reviews

The display is non glossy 14 inches packing full HD 1920×1080 resolution. It has less glare so there will be less eye fatigue. Touch operation is not supported. There is no dissatisfaction about coloring and contrast.

Asus B9440UA also has fingerprint scanner that is compatible with windows hello so you can log on Windows with a single finger. I actually tried it, but the recognition speed and the recognition accuracy were just okay.

Battery life is around 7.5 hours. With wireless LAN always on, you can say that it is quite excellent.