After the invasion of Ukraine, Russia faced myriad difficulties. Most of them are related to sanctions. However, the most important (for Russia) among them are technologies, software and hardware. Russia is not allowed to use any product or component developed in the countries that have implemented the sanctions. As you know, Google, Apple, Intel and many other big companies have completely canceled all cooperation with Russia. However, this is not only a punch but also an opportunity. In many ways, the situation is similar to that of Huawei. And as you know, as a result, the latter has developed its own operating system that can dethrone not only Android and iOS in the mobile operating system market but also Windows in the PC market. Russian company Promobit is preparing to produce a Bitblaze Titan BM15 laptop. This laptop will use an internal “Baikal-M” processor.
Features Bitblaze Titan BM15
That sounds pretty interesting. But we need to go into detail to see if this model can replace what the Russians use. As for other key features, the Bitblaze Titan BM15 laptop will feature a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display. It will also have 16GB of memory and 512GB of SSD storage. our protagonist will support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There will be built-in USB 3.0, HDMI, USB Type-C and RJ-45 interfaces as well as an audio jack. Finally, the laptop will have a 6000 mAh battery.
The manufacturer is going to offer two versions in terms of materials. In addition to the variant of the conventional aluminum alloy, there will also be a titanium alloy version.
Well, all these features do not look amazing but acceptable. What about performance? As mentioned, the laptop uses the Baikal-M series processor developed by a Russian company. [drumroll] But it uses a 28nm TSMC process. Also, its octa-core architecture incorporates Cortex-A57 cores at a frequency of up to 1.5 GHz. The chip adopts the Mali-T628 MP8 GPU core at a frequency of 750 MHz. Supports DDR4-2400 or DDR3-1600 dual channel memory. The power consumption of the chip does not exceed 35W. Finally, it is compatible with Astra Linux or Alt Linux operating systems.
Further reading: Baikal-S: Russia makes its first competing 48-core chip
Now, the good news. The first batch of Bitblaze Titan BM15 will be assembled in the coming months. There will be about 1,000 units. The main consumers of the Bitblaze Titan BM15 will be customers of the Russian government and companies. Finally, the prices of the laptop will vary from 100,000 rubles (about $ 1608) to 120,000 rubles (about $ 1929).