I believe a laptop should meet 5 important factors if you want to label it as “Business Oriented”. Firstly, the components work as the key factor in streamlining your productivity. Next comes the weight of your laptop, which is an important factor to look for as you will be moving a lot with these powerful portable machines. The third one is the battery backup as it is indeed a big deal to power you through an entire workday. The fourth one is the security for protecting your sensitive data. And last but not least we have the structural rigidity to go along with your Dynamic lifestyle. Asus took all of these factors and brilliantly executed them on their ExpertBook P2, a powerful, lightweight, and secure business laptop with an outstanding battery backup. We have got the fortune to get our hands on this and will be reviewing it to see whether it’s up to the mark. So without further ado, let’s scroll to know more.
Hold on, before describing the unboxing, we ought to appreciate the minimalist packaging that Asus has put effort into. The tagline “In Search of Incredible” accompanied by the Asus logo looks really clean. Alright, enough about the box, let’s explore what’s inside it. Taking off the lid you will come face to face with the laptop itself, wrapped up in a white cover. Let’s put it aside for now. Beneath the laptop is the user manual and a disk with plenty of necessary drivers to get the ExpertBook up and running. But we recommend heading towards Asus’s website and downloading the updated ones.
There is a separate compartment on the right where the charging brick along with the cable can be found. This one is a 65 watts brick, capable of fast charging the laptop at a remarkable speed.
Design Aesthetics/First Impression
Allright, back to the laptop. Pulling off the white cover we get to see the actual ExpertBook P2 at its full glory. The matte silver finishing looks quite impressive while the glossy reflective branding shines gracefully in the middle. The hinge feels satisfying to open and can be pushed back 180 degrees flat on the surface. There is plenty of space beneath the Chiclet keyboard to comfortably place your palm while typing and a fingerprint reader for unlocking the laptop with your thumb.
The entirety of the laptop weighs only about 3.53 pounds, enough for it to fall under the lightweight category which makes it a perfect everyday companion.
The ventilation panel is designed on the back for effectively maintaining the thermal level when the laptop is being used intensively. It has two down firing speakers that sounds fairly good and is clear to hear.
Coming down to the I/O ends, you will find the Kensington lock, a VGA, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2, a headphone jack and a SD card reader. On the other side the power input, LAN Port, a USB-C, a single HDMI and a USB 2.0 port are available. This laptop also happens to support Wifi 6 to keep you rest assured about the internet connection by keeping it stable and uninterrupted when you are working on your projects.
Display-wise, this sleek laptop has been equipped with a 14-inch IPS-Level Panel with a native resolution of 1080p for optimal viewing. The LED-backlit panel has fair visibility in varying light conditions and when combined with the 60Hz refresh rate, working long-time on projects feels really soothing and comforting to the eyes.
To give you an even clearer picture of this laptop’s display, we have compared it with the display of Ideapad S340. Although the Ideapad S340 outperforms the P2 with greater brightness, it won’t do much good in a long working session as you might experience eye strain. So in this case, ExPertBook P2 holds its ground in a productivity perspective.
Now that we have exaggerated so much about how impressive this laptop looks, let’s explore what’s beneath the hood that powers it up.
A 10th Gen Intel i5 processor and 4GB of RAM powers up Asus ExPertBook P2, as a result, it delivers fair performance potential to meet your multitasking demands. It comes with 1TB of HDD and we have equipped with an external SSD for faster Windows boot times and performance. However, you can get the i7 version with 1TB of SSD, 1TB of HDD, or a combination of both to gracefully meet your demands if you require more processing power and demand more storage. The 48 watt-hour battery on this laptop holds pretty well for regular use and we have tested it in our 1 Hour 4K Video Playback test in Best Performance Mode. During this test, the battery drained about 45% while still having a remarkable amount of juice left. So it is safe to say that the ExpertBook P2 will support you through an entire workday for mixed usage.
The keyboard plays an important role here as you will be typing a lot with this laptop. At first, it might feel slightly uncomfortable, but eventually, it does feel a lot more comfortable once you get used to it. Another factor is typing in low light conditions with it. The keyboard of Asus Expertbook P2 comes in two variations, one with the backlit and the other without it. So if you have trouble typing in the dark or low-light atmosphere, we recommend you go for the backlit version to be on the safer side.
The 720p webcam showcases decent capture quality, which comes in handy while participating in online meetings and zoom calls. As privacy is a huge deal nowadays, the webcam offers you an integrated privacy shield that lets you work in a sensitive environment with peace of mind while maintaining your confidentiality. All you have to do is swipe it left and conceal it.
Fingerprint & Trackpad
Finally, let’s talk about the fingerprint scanner, which is fairly responsive as you won’t feel that much of a delay while unlocking the laptop with your thumb. Just beside the fingerprint scanner, you will find the Trackpad, which also feels quite responsive to move your cursor with and you can do about right without using a mouse with this laptop.
The most important business aspect of the ExpertBook P2 is the Asus Business Manager software. It has a TPM hard-disk with an end-to-end encryption that you will be thankful for storing your valuable and sensitive data. With that being said, it also has plenty of useful business oriented features to make your life a little easier. Most interestingly, through MyAsus software you can mirror your phone’s screen on this laptop or the other way around.
We gotta say that the ExpertBook P2 is indeed a remarkable business laptop with solid processing power, lightweight design, amazing battery backup and lots of perky features to cope up with your dynamic, productive lifestyle.
Now is it worth it compared to other competing laptops? Well, it certainly is! The value you are likely to get from it outweighs its price tag, specifically the battery life as it will stay functional for quite a while between various performing tasks. If you are in for the performance and reliability, then going for the ExpertBook P2 can be a smart choice. So that was all about the Asus Expertbook P2 review. Delivering you a holistic experience of productivity throughout the day, Asus Expertbook can be the perfect choice for running smoothly in a business environment.