VIA APC: A $49 Android computer with an ARM11 CPU

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2012-May-22 | Tags: androiddesktopraspberrypivia

Linux on ARMVIA Technologies is entering Raspberry Pi territory with its latest product — the APC. It's a $49 barebones computer designed to run Google Android. The system includes a processor, memory, storage, and a range of ports for connectivity — but no case.

You can slip the Neo-ITX system board into a computer case designed for a Mini-ITX or MicroATX motherboard, but that'll probably drive up the price considerably. I suspect we may also start to see some homemade solutions soon.

The APC is meant for use as a desktop PC, but it’s awfully tiny, measuring just 6.7″ x 3.3″.

Under the hood the APC is powered by a VIA WonderMedia 8750 800 MHz ARM11 processor, 512MB of DDR3 memory, and 2GB of flash storage. The chip supports 1080p HD video playback, H.264 video encoding, and OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics.


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