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Asus ASUSPRO B-Series B8430UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Asus ASUSPRO B-Series B8430UA. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and portability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the screen.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B8430UA-FA0084E Notebook Review

 

Simple elegance. Asus wants to meet the growing expectations of business customers with new features and more performance for the AsusPro Advanced B8430UA. The basics are covered with a ULV processor, sufficient memory and a fast SSD. Read our review...

good system performance, low weight, good input devices, Trackpoint available, many security features, pretty quiet operation, SSD, maintenance hatch, 24-month warranty, attractive pricing

only average display (low luminance, low color gamut), mediocre speaker quality, poor webcam, no HDMI port, impractical partitioning of the SSD

The AsusPro Advanced B8430UA is a good and enduring 14-inch business notebook. Thanks to the modern components, the performance was noticeably increased compared to the predecessor. The low weight ensures decent mobility and the price of less than...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:4110
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CB, EPEAT, EU Flower, Energy star, CECP, WEEE, Erp 2013, RoHS
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Y
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88193
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.6 / 236
Height :2.1
Height (front):1.98
Height (rear):2.05
Weight:1.5 / 1.7
Width:33.9 / 339