Asus B23E

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The Asus B23E is a 12.5-inch business netbook that can be equipped with up to an Intel Core i7 2640M dual-core processor and Intel HD graphics. It weighs in at only 3.4 pounds and its dimensions are only 12 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches, making it very portable. Equip it with up to 8GB-1333 memory and up to 750GB/7200rpm storage.

  • 12.5-inch matte 720p LED display (16:9 aspect ratio, 1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Intel Core i7-2620M dual-core processor (2.7GHz, 3.4GHz Turbo Boost, 4M cache)
  • Integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics
  • 4GB-1333MHz DDR3 memory (8GB max. supported)
  • 500GB 7200rpm Seagate Momentus hard drive (ST9500423AS)
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N Wi-Fi adapter (802.11a/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Integrated 2 MP webcam with on/off switch
  • No optical drive
  • 3-cell Lihtium-ion battery (4400 mAh, 48 Wh)
  • Weight: 3.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches

  • Pros

    • Decent performance
    • Great array of ports
    • Comfortable, easy-to-use keyboard
    • Extremely thin and portable
  • Cons

    • Price is a bit high
    • Speakers could be better
    • Small touchpad

Quick Take

The ASUS B23E is a well-equipped business notebook disguised as a netbook; a good option for road warriors.

Read Our Full Review: ASUS B23E Review: Almost Everything a Netbook Should Be

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