Russian company Bitblaze, which specializes in servers, storage systems, and workstations, has shown off their pre-production Bitblaze Titan BM15 laptop, which is powered by the locally developed Baikal-M1 CPU. The notebook, which is primarily intended for hobbyists and government organizations, is expected to go into commercial production in November.
The Bitblaze Titan BM15, according to the product website, has a 15.6-inch IPS LCD with 1080p resolution and a thin aluminum casing. The pre-production sample given by the commercial director of Bitblaze’s parent firm Prombit shows a color scheme of black, contrary to the image featured on the Bitblaze website, which depicts a metallic light grey color scheme matching that of an Apple MacBook.
The 16 GB of DDR4 RAM that comes with the CPU can be upgraded to a maximum of 128 GB. An M.2 slot that supports NVMe SSDs with capacities up to 512 GB ensures storage. The port selection also includes an M.2 module with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection, 1x USB-C + 4x USB-A 3.0 connectors, a GbE socket, HDMI video out, and an audio jack.
The cost of the Bitblaze Titan laptop is another factor. The pricing of the aluminum version of the device was anticipated by the firm to range between 100,000 and 120,000 rubles ($1375 and $1650, respectively, without VAT), but as the BOM ( Bill of Materials) was still being completed, the actual cost may change.