Retail sales of personal computers based on the domestic Baikal-M processor will soon begin in Russia. This was reported by the press service of the Russian manufacturer iRU.
iRU Technical Director Denis Antsiferov noted:
This technique is not inferior to the leading world brands represented in Russia in terms of quality, reliability, functionality, while being in a competitive price segment with them, however, iRU service support and maintenance is much more affordable for users.”
As the Izvestia publication clarifies, deliveries of PCs based on Baikal-M to Russian retailers will begin in the first half of 2022. According to preliminary data, PCs at Baikal will be 15–20% more expensive than analogues manufactured by HP or Lenovo. Antsiferov does not expect big sales at first.
The company already has the first successful experience in retail sales of PCs that have the conclusion of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade confirming production in the Russian Federation and included in the unified register of Russian radio-electronic products. In 2021, several hundred Agat and Opal PCs were sold through Citilink. These PCs were based on Intel processors, but they had Russian RAM, motherboards and drives.