Apple is no longer alone: Huawei launches its first laptop with arm processor

HUAWEI Qingyun L410

To be sure, Apple's move from x86 architecture to ARM is giving a lot to talk about, and as has happened on other occasions, this Apple movement is also taking its reflection on the strategies of companies like Google, Samsung, Microsoft or Qualcomm, which are already preparing their respective ARM chips for laptops, for ultra laptops, and for other types of devices.

But all of them have just been overtaken by Huawei, which has just launched its first laptop in China with SoC ARM.

This is the Huawei Qingyun L410, and for now, you will have to settle for running Unity OS, the Chinese GNU/Linux distribution based on Deepin Linux and which has been developed by UnionTech, although this model is also open to the future being able to run Harmony OS, Huawei's operating system.

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Starting laptops with ARM processors

About the features known so far, we know it has the same chassis as the MateBook D 14 and carries a 14" display, with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels, an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a maximum brightness of 300 nits.

It is striking that it has a webcam hidden in a key in the top row, which will have to be opened so that the webcam can look at the person in front of it.

Inside, the eight-core Kirin 990 SoC, which integrates NPU, is accompanied by 8 GB of LPDDR4-4266 RAM, and up to 512 GB of internal storage on the SSD storage unit, as well as housing a 56Wh battery, has been chosen.

At the moment there are no more known features of this laptop, which has had a launch without an official announcement, and that according to Gizmochina, will focus for the moment for sale to companies and government agencies, having a price that is part of the 7,499 yuan, equivalent to about 961 euros at the change.

To be sure, Apple has opened the fore of computers with ARM processors that are already starting to follow other companies, as we are seeing now, and that this will be just a beginning of a completely different future in the world of computing.

So shortly, we will see using the same SoC on both laptops and desktops as well as mobile devices, as may be the case with Google, for example, although it is still early to find out how far the ARM architecture will go in the world of desktops and laptops.

Lineesh Kumar

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