Loongson launches 3A5000 processor, the first with LoongArch architecture

Chinese chip maker Loongson has been making processors based on MIPS architecture for more than a decade, but earlier this year the company announced plans to begin producing chips using its own LoongArch instruction set architecture (ISA). Now the first LoongArch chip has arrived. The Loongson 3A5000 is a 64-bit, quad-core chip with support for […]

QNAP TVS-675 NAS (network attached storage) is powered by a Zhaoxin x86 processor

Intel and AMD aren’t the only companies making x86 processors. A Chinese organization called Zhaoxin has been designing its own x86 chips for the past few years. Up until recently those chips have only been available in computers designed for Chinese market. But now network attached storage company QNAP has introduced a NAS device powered […]

Open source XiangShan RISC-V processor could eventually challenge ARM Cotex-A76

At this year’s RISC-V World Conference China, a team of more than two dozen students and professors from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) have unveiled the XiangShan processor that promises big performance gains over current RISC-V options. XiangShan has been developed as an open source project with a BSD-like Mulan PSL v2 license. Since […]

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X has a 3.5K OLED display, Intel Tiger Lake-H35 processor

Chinese device maker Xiaomi’s latest laptop is the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X, which features a 15.6 inch, 3456 x 2160 pixel OLED display, an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti GPU, and support for up to an Intel Core i7-11370H octa-core, 35-watt processor. All of that comes together in a laptop that measures about 0.73 inches […]

Lenovo launches a mid-range tablet with a 90 Hz OLED display and Snapdragon 870 processor

The Lenovo Pad Pro is an Android tablet with an 11.5 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel OLED display featuring a 90 Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Basically it has the specs of a decent smartphone, which makes it pretty good by Android tablet standards. Also […]

Hisense Touch: HiFi portable music player with E Ink display and Android software

Chinese electronics maker Hisense is one of the only companies producing smartphones with E Ink displays. But the company’s latest pocket-sized device with an E Ink screen is something different. The Hisense Touch is an Android-powered portable music player with support for 32-bit/384 kHz audio, a dedicated digital to analog converter, and a 5.84 inch […]

US to remove Xiaomi from blacklist, allowing cash to continue flowing

Days before the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense put Chinese electronics company Xiaomi on a list of “Communist Chinese military companies.” The move could have had major financial implications for Xiaomi if it had taken full effect. But now the Biden Administration Defense Department says it will remove Xiaomi from […]

Huawei launches a Linux laptop with an ARM-based Kirin 990 processor

Over the last few years Chinese electronics company has been reducing its reliance on tech from other countries in response to trade restrictions imposed by the US. Now Huawei has launched its first laptop that doesn’t feature an Intel or AMD chip. The Huawei Qingyun L410 is powered by Huwaei’s own Kirin 990 processor, an ARM-based chip that was initially developed for smartphones and tablets.

Lenovo launches new Windows on Snapdragon notebooks with 4G and 5G support in China

Earlier this year Lenovo announced it was developing a new Yoga 5G thin and light laptop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and 5G connectivity. Now the company has revealed that the Lenovo Yoga 5G 2021 goes up for pre-order in China on April 30 for 9999 CNY (about $1540). But if that price seems too […]