ASUS is no stranger to weird tablet and laptop formats, after experimenting with the EEE Slide and PadFone. They also recently unveiled a foldable tablet that becomes a laptop and now they unveil a convertible with a Snapdragon CPU and Windows: ASUS ExpertBook B3 Detachable.
As the name shows we’re dealing with a tablet that can be used with or without a detachable keyboard. Its protective case brings a kickstand that holds the device in landscape or portrait orientation. The CPU Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 and the stylus is a “garaged” one here. This machine is powered by a 38 Wh Li-Ion battery, which offers 45W charging using the included adapter and should provide 21 hours of use.
The Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 can be paired with 4 or 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of eMMC storage. There’s also USB-C connectivity, a 3.5 mm audio jack and Wi-Fi 5, plus Bluetooth 5.1. Interestingly, this is also a rather rugged machine, taking vibrations, shock, on account of it having military certification. It can also endure humidity and temperatures as low as minus 37 degrees Celsius and as high as 46 degrees plus. The detachable keyboard doesn’t lay flat, but uses an Ergolift system to be kept at an angle comfortable for typing. It’s also spill resistant and has an antibacterial coating, as well as 1.5 mm key travel.
ASUS sells this product with Windows 11, Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Home in S Mode, plus Windows 11 Pro Education. The price starts at $600.