The Chinese tech giant, after facing a lot of backslash in its smartphone business, is diversifying its PC business and looking to invest more into the segment having sold its sub-division Huawei recently.
Well, it’s not the speculated Huawei Desktop based on their Kunpeng Platform that was leaked earlier. However, the new MateStation B515 is powered by the new Ryzen 4000G desktop APUs reserved for OEMs only. Combining the Zen 2 cores with integrated Vega graphics, these 7nm chips runs cool despite a strong performance.
You can configure the desktop with either the 6-core Ryzen 5 4600G or the 8-core Ryzen 7 4700G Renoir APU. In terms of RAM and storage, you get 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM options and 256 GB or 512 GB SSD along with a 1 TB SATA HDD.
If you look closely, you’ll see the chassis adopts a Chinese-style grille design with dimensions of 293mm*93mm*315.5mm. For the I/O, you have a USB Type-C fast charging port along with other USB ports, an HDMI port, two Ethernet ports, and a VGA connection. For connectivity, we have dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
Also, you have the much-needed 23.8-inch FHD (16:9) full-screen monitor with the MateStation B515, which has a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. The interesting thing is that you also have a Huawei smart keyboard, and like laptops, it has a power button that integrates fingerprint recognition.
It also supports connection with the smartphone through NFC and the NFC module being located in the right shift key. The desktop runs on Windows 10 Home Edition system and comes with useful features like multi-screen collaboration and file transfer.
Also, the HUAWEI MateStation B515 comes with a built-in HUAWEI cloud space to help share files with the phone through the cloud. Huawei is said to offer the new desktop PC to businesses in China only whereas third-party retailers like AliExpress may offer it outside China.