The first computers sold under the Nokia brand had a French flavor

Buying a “Nokia” computer will be possible soon! Like the Finns from HMD who obtained a license for Nokia to produce smartphones under this French brand from Global OFF Do the same in the computer field. In coordination with Nokia’s parent company, the rights holder that manages certain aspects of third-party products – design elements, logo, colors and product quality – the French company is taking advantage of the upcoming opening of MWC to launch its first two devices: the Nokia PureBook Pro 15.6 and PureBook Pro 17.3.

Two devices The processor is the first surprise: the Core i3 processor. More powerful than Pentiums, Core i3 is the least efficient of the “cores”, but this is a model of 12And generation. A chip described by the Nokia / OffGlobal team ” Enough for all daily tasks The two bikes were never designed for video games, but for office + web automation. And because Intel’s latest batch of mobile chips are completely immune, there should be no problem in implementing this contract.

As the reference chosen, the Core i3-1220P (28W, 64W in Turbo) looks very interesting on paper: it has two high-performance cores (P-Core, classic “Core” cores) and no less than eight efficient cores ( E-Core, less powerful cores, but already equivalent to 9 . coresAnd general and energy efficient).

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If a thread manager does the job, the chip’s 10 CPU cores should provide good performance on all common tasks. Even the graphics chip seems correct, given that it’s Xe has 64 execution units clocked at 1.1GHz (versus 32, or even 24 sometimes for certain references). Memory-wise, there is 8GB of RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD for the two devices.

Unlike American and Asian machines, which seek to push advanced chips or machine versatility, Nokia/OffGlobal has ensured a sufficient level of performance in the “computing” aspect to focus on the often neglected elements: convenience of use and equipment.

Promises of rest for long working days

In as much as the processor (and the small integrated Xe GPU) won’t be able to spark heavy video-editing tasks, it’s very hard to mistake the two on the hardware side. USB-C sockets allow for recharging as well as connecting a secondary display, the power button includes a fingerprint reader, the keyboard is backlit, the RAM and SSD are replaceable, the audio is not rendered twice, but by four speakers , etc. If there are shortcomings (no HDMI, Micro SD reader instead of SD, Wi-Fi 5 instead of Wi-Fi 6, etc.) nothing seems to harm or limit the intended use of the machines: Promise A functional and comfortable workstation.

Among the comfort items we should also add a Full HD screen processed with virtually no reflections from edge to edge, a backlit keyboard, an extra-large touchpad, a Full HD webcam (hopefully sensitive enough for half-light homes), USB A jack, or even a jack for wired headphones. All in fairly elegant frames, colored on the back (4 colors to choose from) and stationary.

This convenience and this stability have a cost: weight. The 15.6-inch version weighs 1.7 kg and the 17.3-inch version weighs 2.5 kg. If they are portable, they are still fairly stable workstations.

Nokia computers, the future global success of “French” computers?

Built in France under a Finnish license and with offices in Thailand, OffGlobal’s PCs are specifically “global” machines. This is also the ambition of the French, because they intend to distribute their computers in all markets – ” Except in India, where there is already an IT license agreement with a local player ‘,” the team explained to us. A team presenting its first children as ” The real developments started from scratch, because we reject the simple slapping of the brand (Buy the rights to use the structure and choose only some components and stick a logo on them, editor). to meWith Nokia’s very strict rules, this was impossible anyway: the level of quality required is high, whether in terms of color schemes, product quality or communication media. ‘, complete the French.

This explains why the prices aren’t slaughtered: at €699 for the 15.6-inch PureBook Pro and €799 for the 17.3-inch screen, we’re ahead of the mid-range prices we see with a number of recognized gamers. Dell, HP, Asus, etc. Difficulty for Nokia / OffGlobal? Convince an audience who is used to comparing only chip classes (Core i3/5/7), RAM or hard drive capacity, that Core i3/8GB/512GB hardware is sufficient in terms of power, but more comfortable to use than other frames. The type of item that can only be verified during testing or tampering in the store. And who will also face the fame of the actors in the place.

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Exams will be waiting for April at 01net.com. As for stores, the first months of distribution will be online only at first, even if ” Discussions are underway for physical distribution ‘Check us out.

Both references will be available for sale between April and May.

Nokia PureBook 15.6 will be launched at a price of 699 euros.
Nokia PureBook 17.3 will be launched at a price of 799 euros.

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