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Quick OverviewAsus B8430UA 6th Gen Intel Core i7 6500U (2.50GHz-3.10GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD) 14 Inch FHD (1920x1080) Display, Free DOS, Dark Gray Notebook #FA0278D
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As a professional in demanding working environment in or out-of-office, offsite or while on-the-go, a business notebook that is rugged and yet armed with all the necessities and more for all your computing needs is critical. With its professional and features-rich capabilities as well as reliability and durability which exceed the demanding MIL-STD 810G military standard, the ASUSPRO B8430U is the must have notebook for every business professional in demanding working environments,large enterprises IT, government or organizational data management centers.
We imagine all the things that could possibly happen during work and carry out thousands of rigorous tests to ensure the durability of the ASUSPRO BU8430U. They are strictly quality-tested to much higher industry standards than mainstream notebooks to satisfy the reliability and durability demands of business and institutional users.
ASUSPRO B series notebooks offer increased hard drive protection, with damage-absorbing sponge cushions designed to protect the hard disk against shocks and drops during transportation. Additionally, the hard disk features a complete protection mechanism consisting of G-Sensor hardware and software that actively protects against imminent impacts in order to help keep data safe and secure. This system uses a 3D digital accelerometer with three levels of sensitivity: off, normal, and high. The latter is activated by default, and impact detection remains on at all times.
Comfort and pleasant user experience are key especially when you work long hours and often these involve working away from the office or while on travel. That's why the ASUSPRO B8430U is equipped with 14” wide view FHD, anti-glare display to reduce eye fatigue, a HD camera for more efficient conference calls, full-sized and spill-resistance keyboard with back-light illumination as well as the Sense point with enlarged clickpad.
The matte screen surface used in ASUSPRO notebooks prevents unwanted reflections, reducing eye fatigue. It also prevents unsightly fingerprint smudges from spoiling displayed content such as presentations. Ergonomically-angled and textured palm rest areas provide a comfortable and solid feel for optimum productivity.
Notebook keyboards are of great concern in the workplace, as they are essential for comfort and productivity. ASUS engineers have fine-tuned the B Series keyboard, providing optimum key feel and long key travel to maintain comfort during long hours of work. The keyboard also provides a full dedicated numeric keypad, complete with navigation keys, to increase efficiency for data entry or document navigation.
Data is vital to your business and that's why the ASUSPRO B8430U contains extensive secure and safe solutions to give you the peace of mind.The ASUSPRO B8430U utilizes metal brackets to strengthen structures around drives with pressure-absorbing “air bag', protecting storage beyond mainstream standards. Motion Sensor Protection Mechanism G-sensor hardware and hard drive protection software also pre-empt imminent impacts as an additional line of defense in keeping data safe and secure. In addition, smart card authentication ensures safe and secure online transactions while the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides the protection on a deep hardware level. To ensure even more security, there's an accurate and reliable fingerprint scanner which uses sensors that are less affected by skin surface conditions.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a hardware chip integrated on the motherboard that securely encrypts data, reducing the risks posed by hackers looking to capture password and encryption keys to sensitive data. TPM adds an additional layer of security and allows notebooks to run applications more securely, making transactions and communications more trustworthy. When used in conjunction with an optional security software package, it provides greatly improved overall system security, file protection capabilities, and email/privacy safeguards. TPM enables stronger security than that delivered by the BIOS, operating system, or any non-TPM application.
* Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint scanning ensures maximum security and data protection. The electronic scanner in ASUSPRO B Series notebooks uses RF imaging to read fingerprint patterns, which is less affected than other sensor technologies by skin conditions, including dry, worn, calloused, dirty or oily skin.
Supported on the ASUSPRO B Series, smart cards can be used for identification, authentication, data storage, and application processing. Users can use them for logins or online transaction authorization.
Intelligent manageability-ASUSPRO Business Center for PC anagement in one simple package ASUSPRO Business Center is a new computing platform comprising hardware, software and firmware that provides unique security and productivity capabilities. It has been specially designed for small businesses that do not have a managed IT environment, simplifying management and maintenance so you can focus more on your business.
ASUSPRO B series have a built-in hardware module on the motherboard that supports Wake-on-LAN (WOL). This allows them to be powered on or woken from sleep mode by a network message via LAN or WAN connections. This feature is invaluable for remote PC maintenance and support.
ASUS leads the industry in eco-friendly processes, minimizing environmental impact with an initiative dubbed Green ASUS. It covers four areas: green design, green manufacturing, green procurement, and green services. ASUS is focused on safeguarding our planet with responsible products, and the ASUSPRO Series succeeds in combining a lower total cost of ownership with the highest environmental standards. Asus B8430UA is fully EPEAT, Energy Star, and RoHS-certified.
Notebook Model - Asus Pro B8430UA, Notebook Series - ASUSPRO B, Processor Brand - Intel, Processor Generation - 6th Gen, Processor Model - Core i7 6500U, Processor Base Frequency - 2.50 GHz, Processor Max Turbo Frequency - 3.10 GHz, Processor Core - 2, Processor Thread - 4, Processor Cache - 4 MB, Chipset - Integrated Intel CPU, Display Size - 14 Inch, Display Technology - FHD LED Display, Display Resolution - 1920 x 1080, Display Surface - Anti-glare, Touch Display - No, Memory (RAM) - 8 GB, Installed Memory Details - 1 x 8 GB Removable, Memory Type - DDR4, Memory Bus (MHz) - 2133 MHz, Total Memory Slot - 2, Empty Memory Slot - 1, Max Memory Support - 12 GB, Optane Memory - No, Storage - 256GB SSD, Installed SSD Type - M.2 SATA 3, Optical Drive - No-ODD, Multimedia Card Slot - 1, Supported Multimedia Card - 3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ SDXC), Graphics Chipset - Intel HD Graphics 520, Graphics Memory Accesibility - Integrated, Graphics Memory - Shared, LAN - Yes, WiFi - 802.11a bgn (1x1), Bluetooth - Yes, NFC - No, USB 3 Port - 4x USB 3.0, USB C / Thunderbolt Port - No, HDMI Port - 1, DP Port - No, D-SUB / VGA Port - 1, Headphone Port - Combo, Microphone Port - Combo, Speaker - Built-in 1.5 W Stereo Speakers, Microphone - Yes, WebCam - HD Webcam, Keyboard Layout - True-comfort, Keyboard Back-lit - No, RGB Keyboard - No, Num Key pad - No, Pointing Device - TouchPad, Finger Print Sensor - Yes, Face Detection - No, TPM - Yes, Security Lock Slot - Kensington lock, Battery - 3 Cell Li-Ion, Battery Capacity - 48 Wh, Battery Type - Polymer, Battery Backup (Approximate) - Up to 4 Hrs., Power Adapter - 65W, Operating System - Free Dos, Color - Dark Gray, Dimension (W x D x H) - 339 x 236 x 19.75 mm, Weight - 1.70Kg, Special Feature - Trusted Platform Module for Robust, Hardware-Based Security, Anti-glare display for comfortable viewing, True-comfort Keyboard and Dedicated Numeric Keypad Increase Productivity, Military-grade Relibility,, Others - 1 x COMBO audio jack, 4 x Type-A USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1), 1 x RJ45 LAN jack for LAN insert, 1 x mini DisplayPort, 1 x Smart card, 1 x Fingerprint reader, 1 x SD card reader, 1 x AC adapter plug, 1 x Micro SIM card slot, Warranty - 2 year (1 year for Battery and Adapter), Part Number - FA0278D, Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in / Assembled in - China
Notebooks are not as flexible as a desktop setup when it comes to upgrading the system. You cannot just change or upgrade a component as you can do with your desktop. When you make your choice, you’ve made it.
For this reason, we recommend you to think carefully about what you will do with your next laptop before you make the purchase. In this guide, we want to take you through the factors and features you need to keep in mind while purchasing a new notebook.
When it comes to notebook, size matters. Based on what you want to be doing with your notebook, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right size that’s the right fit for you. As you cannot change the size later, like you can upgrade the RAM or ROM, it is crucial to pick the right size.
Notebook sizes tend to start at 11.6-inches and go all the way up to 17.3 inches. If portability is what you are looking for, you’ll want to go for a smaller sized notebook. Smaller sized notebooks, however, don’t usually support high-end CPUs or graphics card that comes with their 15.6 counterparts.
There are convertibles, also known as 2-in-1 laptops, allow you to run your PC in tablet mode when you fold or remove the keyboard. Convertibles of several brands, including HP and Lenovo, are currently available at Ryans. You can check our online store or physically visit any of our showrooms for a closer look.
If you are a heavy gamer, you should opt for gaming laptops with beefier specs and bulkier form-factor.
Along with the size, screen resolution of your next notebook should also be taken into account. You’ll probably end up staring at your screen hours at a time, so it is important to get a screen that is comfortable to look at.
You need to consider whether you want your notebook to have a touchscreen. Although touchscreens make your tasks easy, sometimes these screens come with undesired glossiness, which could hurt gameplay, editing images and video content. So, think carefully about your tasks to be done and make the right decision. Lenovo Yoga 920 and HP Spectre 13-AF515TU, these two models are currently available at Ryans, you can knock us on our FB page or call us @ +8809604442121 for any query.
Anyways, next jump into the next thing to take into account while speaking about the display, screen resolution. The minimum screen resolution you’ll usually find is 1366x768 pixels. You should go for a 1920x1080-pixel resolution if you want plenty of space to keep things in view. Some modern notebooks also offer 4K resolution but you have to pay a premium to have such high-spec resolution.
If you are a gamer, you must check the refresh rate, as a faster refresh rate can give you a competitive advantage in online gaming.
Viewing angle is another important factor to take into account. A laptop with an IPS display usually offers the widest viewing angle to suit your needs.
For longer typing sessions, you should opt for a notebook that has a comfortable layout with full-sized keys and some space around the arrow keys. The keys should have adequate travel on the downstroke and snappy responsiveness when you let them go. You need to make sure the keyboard has backlit if you often type in dimly lit environments.
Intel’s core-based processors are usually anyone’s preferred choice when it comes to buying a new notebook. In terms of multitasking and multimedia tasks, an Intel core processor offers the best performance in general. Entry-level systems come with core-i3 processors, while the majority of the mainstream computers are powered by core i5 processor.
You should opt for core i7-based system if you want the best performance from your notebook. Extremely high-end laptops house core i9 processors but they come with a hefty price tag.
Some vendors are providing laptops and notebooks that run on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile CPUs. If you are a gamer, you should note that Ryzen Mobile CPUs come with AMD’s own Vega graphics chipsets, which are far better than Intel’s onboard graphics.
Unless you are an extremely lightweight user, you should pick a notebook with at least 4 GB of RAM. 8 GB Ram is considered as a perfect choice for productivity users nowadays. 16 GB of RAM is the way to go if you’re a power user. Gamers may opt for 32 GB of RAM to have the desired gaming experience they want.
Many say the days of hard drives are gone and it is time to embrace SSDs. Slow and bulky HDDs, which generate both heat and noise, are not a good option for thin and light notebooks. SSDs, one the other hand, offer a lot more speed compared to HDDs. These drives also run silently and don’t add much to the weight of a notebook.
But SSDs don’t come with much capacity and these drives are more expensive than traditional HDDs. You will end up with a drive that’s either 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB in size but costs more than a 1 TB or 2 TB HDD.
To find a sweet spot, many laptop manufacturers now pair a smaller SSD with a larger hard drive. This allows users to keep the OS on SSD to have the speed benefit and keep media and other data on the HDD.
The battery life of a notebook depends on many variables, such as screen brightness, screen resolution, number of applications running in the background, plus whether or not you remain connected to Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices. The operating system also plays a major role in terms of determining battery life. That’s why notebook with Chrome OS tend to offer better battery life compared to those with Windows 10.
If you run multiple programs at a time, stream lots of online videos, and play high-end games or transfer lots of files over wireless network, then your battery will drain a lot sooner.
Looking at the rating of the battery in watt-hours (Wh) or milliamp-hours (mAh) is an effective way to determine battery life. The larger these figures are, the longer the battery can last.
Due to the limited room around its base, a notebook has far fewer ports than a desktop setup. Some notebooks have as few as two USB ports. In such cases, you may need to unplug one device to plug in another. Larger laptops usually have at least three USB ports, which is fine for most users. Many present-day notebooks have at least one USB 3.0 [USB 3.1 Gen 1] port for faster data transfer, which is ten times faster than USB 2.0. if possible, you should take things a step further and go for a laptop with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, as the data transfer rate is as high as 10 Gbps.
You’re ready to embrace USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3 ports offer an even better option. Thunderbolt 3 ports have a peak data transfer speed of 40 gigabits per second.
We’ve tried to cover all you need to know before making an informed purchase decision. If you have any query over any particular spec or product, feel free to knock us. We, at Ryans, believe it is our duty to take you through so that you get the best out of your budget.