This week, Huawei officially entered the field of desktop. On November 20, Huawei official website online launched the Matestation B515 desktop set, including host, 23.8 -inch monitors and supporting smart mouse keys. The product is now on the Huawei Mall, and the purchase entrance has not been opened for the time being, and the official price is not displayed.
In fact, Huawei has been involved in the PC business a few years ago, but it has always been limited to laptops. The news about Huawei desktop machines has rumors as early as 2020, and new materials will occur every time. In July 2020, it was reported that Huawei had applied for a trademark for “Huawei Matestation”. Unlike people at the time, the trademark might be used for Mate 40 mobile phones. The first product exposed by the trademark was Matestation B515.
Figure ｜ Matestation B515
In terms of configuration, there are two types of AMD Ryzen 5 4600G processor and AMD Ryzen 7 4700G processor. The integrated graphics card uses Radeon ™ Graphics. It is reported that the graphics card can be upgraded to high -performance independent graphics card, but the specific model information has not been exposed; Select 16GB DDR4-3200 memory, SSD+HDD storage combination; the power supply power is 300W, and the built-in system is the 10 family version of Windows.
It was previously reported that Huawei desktop PC products may be based on the ARM architecture self -developed Kunpeng processor. The system will be equipped with a domestic UOS system. Some foreign media said that “in view of software that cannot be switched to Microsoft, users will be constrained.” But at present, Huawei Matestation has only AMD versions.
According to digital bloggers @, Huawei Matestation B515 will first open procurement of government, enterprises and other institutions, and will be further opened to the consumer market in the future. In addition, the previously released MateBook B series business book has gone through a lot of retail channels.
The chassis is lighter than the laptop, equipped with Huawei smart keyboard and mouse
As shown in the figure below, the Matestation B515’s chassis, monitors and keyboard mouse are all business styles. It has five different configurations. The specific configuration and corresponding price are temporarily unknown.
Figure | Matestation B515
The standard standard of this platform is 8GB memory, which uses ordinary keyboards; users can also upgrade to 16GB DDR4 3200 memory, and can provide NVME solid -state hard disks. In addition, 1TB mechanical fingerprint hard disk.
Figure ｜ Mechanical fingerprint keyboard
The appearance of the desktop machine adopts grid elements and miniaturization. The front USB-C interface of the chassis supports fast charging, built-in dual antenna Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and other modules.
It is worth mentioning that the size and weight of the chassis. The volume of the chassis is 8L, which is the size of the traditional chassis. The length of the bottom is only 293mm, the width is 93mm, and the height of the chassis is 315.5mm. , USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface, a USB Type-C interface, and a 3.5mm headset interface;
Figure ｜ Case size 293 mm*93mm*315mm
The weight is 4.2kg. At present, the weight of some high -end game notebooks has reached about 4kg. In addition, the weight of the external power supply once exceeds 5kg. In this way, the portability of Matestation B515 is acceptable, and you can take it away with a backpack.
On the display, the Matestation B515 uses a 23.8 -inch display with a three -sided border, with a ratio of 90% of the screen ratio, 1000: 1 comparison, 1920*1080 resolution, with a 178 field of vision and 72% NTSC color gamut, the screen IPS material (In-Plane Switching, flat conversion, a liquid crystal panel technology) has passed the German Rhein TüV international eye protection certification.
Figure ｜ Monopoly three sides of the frame
The matching Huawei smart keyboard is designed with a 2.5 mm key and shear keys. The boot key integrates fingerprint recognition, which supports the boot keys and fingerprint unlocking.
After logging in to the Huawei account, you can use the HUAWEI Share function to manage mobile phones or tablet files directly on your computer. The content will also be updated simultaneously. With the help of this function, users can also use Huawei mobile phones to make video calls. In addition, it also has a built -in Huawei Cloud Space, which can share files with mobile phones through cloud disks.
Figure ｜ Use mobile phones to make video calls on the computer
On the Internet, it supports Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, and also supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-frequency, 2 × 2 mimo, WPA/WPA2 and other characteristics. That is to say networking.
Figure ｜ The keyboard is designed with shear keys
In addition to configuration, Huawei also tested a series of environments such as high / low temperature, low pressure, mechanical impact, such as mold tests, solar radiation tests, mechanical impact tests, etc., the purpose is to ensure lasting and stable functions.
However, the motherboard information of Matestation B515 has not been announced, but it does not rule out that Huawei uses its own Kunpeng motherboard. The price and listing time of the table suit have not been announced. It is speculated that the price is expected to be 4999-8999 yuan, and the GTX1650 is unique.
Figure ｜ The main specifications of Matestation B515 summarized by foreign media (Source: Androidgeek)
“Shen Peng”, a big V bloger who has experienced the product, said that this is a desktop machine equipped with the Kunpeng platform. It can run most domestic software, can use WeChat, QQ, WPS and other software, and can also play 4K videos smoothly. He believes that some scenarios are smoother than Window and Intel platforms, and it feels like a mobile phone operating system. And “all the chips are self -developed. As early as two years ago, they” went to the United States “and have sufficient stocking.”
He also said: “If you say that more advanced is not advanced, how big you want to say is actually not. Some Chinese brands have earlier than it, but ‘can really use’, and it can be ‘commercialized ‘For example, this is enough for government -enterprise to be publicly used. “
Figure ｜ Calculation card of Kunpeng server
It is reported that the Matestation B515 may be sold for office and professional use and will compete with Lenovo, Dell and HP’s commercial computer. Some media also said that Huawei’s move is referring to the Apple M1 approach. Some foreign media believe that Huawei has maintained synchronization with Apple, and has also begun to use its own chip instead of British chip to produce desktop machines.
In early November, Apple launched the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac MINI with its own Apple M1 chip, and to shake the computer market. At present, M1 has become one of the most efficient processors in the world. The function is the three of the Intel chip. More than times, this example seems very infectious to other manufacturers.
Why does Apple launch a notebook equipped with a self -developed chip? There are only six words in the answer, mastering core technology. Apple notebooks are also rare computers that are not posted on the lower side of the keyboard. The birth of the Huawei desktop machine can revitalize its own technology, such as Hisilicon chip and Kunpeng processor whether or not or not.
Behind the desktop: an obvious reason and a potential reason
Although the launch of desktop machines is a new thing for users, it is known to be familiar with its “1+8+N” strategy. This is the embodiment of Huawei’s full -scale intelligent strategy at the product level.
In this strategy, “1” represents the mobile phone, which is the core; Hardware, covering five major scene models: mobile office, smart home, sports health, audiovisual entertainment, and smart travel. Therefore, the launch of desktop machines is naturally the continuation of the “1+8+N” strategy.
Another potential reason is that at present Huawei’s terminal consumer business has been severely damaged. The smartphone business that is responsible for the role of core growth engine is facing the problem of “lack of cores”. In order to ensure that the mobile phone is not affected by the offset, Huawei has sold glory for glory. Mobile phone brands.
Under the influence of US sanctions, Huawei is accelerating the iterative and business scale of IoT products such as PC and smart screens. According to relevant data, Huawei has ranked second in the domestic PC market, ranking only under Lenovo.
In the early years, Huawei started with communication equipment business, and later gradually developed its business diversification. Nowadays, it has ranked among the industry in mobile phones, PCs, and servers. Now the launch of the PC market with desktop computers to enter Lenovo has an advantage, which will undoubtedly put pressure on Lenovo, which is dominant in the domestic PC market.
Compared with the difficulty of mobile phone business, the impact of Huawei PC business is not too great. At present, the top processor suppliers of the two major PC markets in Intel and AMD have confirmed that they can continue to supply Huawei. At the same time, Microsoft has also obtained a license certificate , Allow Huawei to continue using the Windows operating system, and this time Huawei desktop machine is also equipped with the Windows 10 home version.
Therefore, Huawei’s launch of desktop machines is also logical. The “family bucket” also has more materials, and the market demand for desktop machines in the professional field and the game field is relatively large.
As the saying goes, “Don’t put all eggs into a basket.” With the stagnation of mobile phone business and decline, Huawei is also activating the terminal business through other product categories.