Rumor | Huawei has its own ARM-based PC in the works - but this one works with standard components
Apple made waves when it launched its first-gen Mac Mini with its own ARM-based silicon. However, it can't have been good news for memory and parts vendors, as there is no scope for expandability with this new compact PC. However, according to a new Weibo leak, Huawei is about to break into the desktop market in a similar, yet different, matter.
Not only does this PC have an in-houe ARM processor of its own, its motherboard is slated to accomodate RAM and storage upgrades. It might have the DIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 RAM, not to mention 6 SATA 3.0 drives and 2 M.2 SSD drives.
The custom silicon that may drive this is apparently the Kunpeng 920, which might have 4 to 8 cores clocked at up to 2.6GHz. It is allegedly paired with what seems to be an AMD R7 Radeon 430 graphics, and also might have scope for gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
The PC in question is apparently called the MateStation B515, which does go with the OEM's existing Mate (as in MateBook, MatePad or Mate 40) branding. It comes with a slim, black, business-like case, and may be intended for use with what may be the also-rumored 23.5-inch AD80HW Monitor. However, its availability and pricing remain uncertain at this time.