Huawei has released a desktop PC in China with no Intel, AMD, or Microsoft software. A 100% Chinese PC. Let’s see its characteristics. The US veto of Huawei and other Chinese companies will have unforeseeable consequences in the future, which go beyond mobile phones and the 5G connection. Huawei already sells a 100% Chinese desktop PC in China without AMD, Intel, or Microsoft.
The questions arise immediately. If you don’t have an Intel or AMD Ryzen processor, which processor do you use? And if you don’t have Windows … does it work with Linux or another system of your own? Let’s look at it in detail. A Chinese YouTube channel has bought this PC from Huawei with a price of about 1,000 euros and has posted its specifications on the Internet. This is how it looks like:
According to Tom’s Hardware, after the corresponding translation of the Chinese video, Huawei has long manufactured servers for data centers through its subsidiary HiSilicon, which also manufactures the processors for its mobile phones.
But it is the first time that it has put a Huawei desktop computer for sale for home users. This Huawei desktop PC has a Kunpeng 920 processor with 7nm technology. It is a 2.6 GHz eight-core ARM processor soldered to the Huawei D920S10 motherboard.
Huawei desktop computer has 16 GB of Kingston DDR4-2666 RAM and a Yeston RX550 graphics chip. The motherboard supports 6 SATA III ports, two M.2 slots, two USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and a USB connector. It has a 256 GB SSD disk of storage, a 200 W power supply, and uses its own 64-bit UOS operating system based on Linux. You can take a look in this video:
The video shows the Huawei Desktop PC has performance and compatibility problems. It does not support 32-bit applications, and others, such as Adobe, have many issues. It even has a hard time playing video at 4K resolution. They recommend using it only for less demanding office applications.
Not surprisingly, Chinese companies still have a long way to go to dispense with North American technology. And the same can be said in the opposite direction …After decades of global trade, we began to wander through unknown territory.