In October 2021, Alibaba unveiled a new all-in-one (AIO) PC as a part of its household of cloud-based pc merchandise. The Wuying AIO PC follows the unique Wuying, a tiny skinny consumer that might sit comfortably within the palm of your hand and act as a gateway to Alibaba’s formidable cloud computing infrastructure.
A spokesperson for Alibaba has now supplied us with extra particulars on the newly-launched AIO, which doubles as a enterprise PC. Two variations might be provided; one with a 23.8-inch full HD show and a Pro model with a bigger 27-inch touchscreen show that gives a 2,560 x 1,440 decision.
The latter is a potential cloud-connected different to the $3,500 Surface Studio. Like Microsoft’s flagship workstation, it may be positioned both upright or mendacity down due to a intelligent folding mechanism, and can be utilized with an lively stylus pen. The solely image reveals somebody drawing on the gadget in what seems like Photoshop, hinting at Alibaba’s ambition to draw designers to its platform.
Other specs shared with us embody two 3W audio system with an unbiased audio DSP, an earphone jack, HDMI in/out, USB-A and USB-C.
We don’t fairly know whether or not the Wuying AIO PC might be a souped-up skinny consumer or a correct video modifying PC/picture modifying workstation. But it seems extra like the previous.
The Wuying Cloud Computer is obtainable in a number of configurations, so customers can cater the extent of computing energy (in configurations just like VPS internet hosting) to their wants. For occasion, dual-core with 4GB of system reminiscence for colleges, quad-core with 8GB of RAM for programmers and 72-core with 278GB of RAM for rendering and different reminiscence/compute-intensive duties. Users even have the choice to launch further computing energy when it isn’t wanted.
Alibaba has confirmed that the value of the gadget might be introduced in the direction of the top of the yr with transport restricted to mainland China.
Alibaba is among the largest know-how corporations in China by market capitalization, with a worth that’s at the moment hovering round $450 billion. It operates in a variety of verticals (hosting, devoted servers, CDN, cloud storage, digital desktop and so forth.) and has one of many biggest e-commerce platforms within the nation.