Most recently, Huawei caused a stir with the release of the 7nm mobile processor Kirin 9000S, which actually showed the ineffectiveness of US sanctions. Now the Chinese manufacturer has introduced the Kirin 9006C single-chip platform, based on an even more advanced 5nm process technology but designed for laptops. Huawei also announced many Qingyun L540 laptops based on it.
The Huawei Qingyun L540 laptop series replaces the previously released L410 series based on Kirin 990 processors. The new laptops use a 5nm Kirin 9006C chip developed by Huawei-owned HiSilicon. The processor has eight computing cores based on the Arm architecture.
The Kirin 9006C processor consists of four Cortex-A77 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. One of the Cortex-A77 cores works at up to 3.13 GHz, the rest at up to 2.54 GHz. The entire cluster of Cortex-A55 cores, in turn, operates at frequencies of up to 2.05 GHz. The processor also has an integrated Mali-G78 MP22 graphics core.
Based on the new Kirin 9006C chip, Huawei Qingyun L540 laptops are equipped with 14-inch screens with a resolution of up to 2160 × 1440 pixels, a refresh rate of 60 Hz and 100 percent coverage of the sRGB color space. The laptops received 56 Wh batteries.
The new products are equipped with a fingerprint scanner, an HD camera, two USB Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port, a combined 3.5 mm audio output, HDMI and mini RJ45. It is known that the Huawei Qingyun L540 can offer 8 or 16 GB of RAM, as well as solid-state drives with a capacity of 256 or 512 GB.
The standard version of the Huawei Qingyun L540 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD and the Chinese UOS operating system costs 6,000 yuan ($846). The version with the same amount of RAM and 512GB of permanent storage costs 6,500 yuan, or $917. Finally, the older version with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage costs 7,000 yuan, or about $988. Versions of laptops with customized UOS and Kirin OS systems are also offered for corporate users.