According to Kommersant, citing the minutes of the meeting of the Ministry of Digital Development, the government is offering electronics manufacturers Lenovo, Acer and HP as part of an experiment to create a batch of 50,000 laptops that will run on processors of domestic developers.
Sources of the newspaper claim that the devices will be equipped with Baikal Electronics processors. At the same time, the industrial production of such laptops is scheduled for 2023. Importantly, Lenovo representatives have already expressed their readiness for a dialogue "aimed at increasing the pace of localization of the company's production, including through the use of Russian processors."
A similar meeting was held not only with Lenovo, but also with representatives of the American company HP and the Taiwanese Acer. HP plans to purchase about 10,000 Russian processors. But Acer, according to the assurances of the company's CEO in Russia, Dmitry Kravchenko, is currently "exploring the possibilities of localizing production in the country."
It is noted that in the near future, the Ministry of Digital Development should also discuss the experiment with representatives of domestic operating systems, computer technology and the largest retail chains.