Inside ASUS ExpertBook B1 B1400 – disassembly and upgrade options

It’s good to see that business laptops still have you covered in terms of future upgrades.

Check out all ASUS ExpertBook B1 B1400 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 10 Phillips-head screws. After that, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool. Then, you can lift it away from the chassis.


2. Battery

Inside, we see a 42Wh battery pack. If you need to remove the battery, first you need to unplug the connector from the motherboard. Then, undo all 6 Phillips-head screws, and take it away from the laptop.


3. Memory and storage

This device can be found with 4, 8, or 16GB of memory soldered on the motherboard. In addition, there is one SODIMM slot, which fits up to 32GB RAM modules. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, as well as a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay. It’s good to know that ASUS supplies the mounting accessories inside the box.


4. Cooling system

And for cooling, you get two heat pipes of different sizes. They connect to a heat sink, where the medium-sized fan blows the heat away.

Check out all ASUS ExpertBook B1 B1400 prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

ASUS ExpertBook B1/L1 (B1400/L1400/B1401/L1401) in-depth review

When we think of ASUS, ROG's gaming lineup is the first thing that comes to mind. Or perhaps one of the innovation champions of the past - the ZenBook? Well, today we have something different. Say hello to the ASUS ExpertBook B1 B1400. This is a 14-inch device designed for business computing.It is equipped with processors, coming from the Tiger Lake-U architecture of Intel. Ultimately, this provides you with decent computational performance, as well as the best integrated graphics solutions. And if you need extra power in the face of some CUDA cores and dedicated graphics memory, you can [...]

Pros

  • Capable cooling and decent performance
  • Privacy shutter + Fingerprint reader
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • No aggressive PWM (Innolux N140HGA-EA1 (CMN14E5))
  • Abundance of ports
  • Decent upgrade options
  • NumberPad 2.0 + ErgoLift hinge + Noise cancellation

Cons

  • Bendy body
  • Narrow viewing angles (Innolux N140HGA-EA1 (CMN14E5))
  • 53% of sRGB coverage (Innolux N140HGA-EA1 (CMN14E5))
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John Wilson
John Wilson
6 months ago

Thank you for the information.
I found the specs of the PCIe slot on the Asus Web site:
M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×2
i.e. It appears that only two of the four PCIe lanes will be active for the installed SSD. I assume that means a PCIe x4 drive will only ever work at half speed on this laptop.