VIA’s APC Is a $49 Android-powered PC
Running on the heels of the recently-shipped Raspberry Pi, a new project from VIA called APC is developing an Android-powered computer with a $49 price tag. In terms of size, it’s a little bigger than a Raspberry Pi but still on the small end of things. It’s going to running a modified version of Android 2.3 that allows physical keyboard and mouse input.
Specifications aren’t too shabby, although I’m surprised there’s no gigabit ethernet. It’s not really needed, though, since there’s no hard drive or anything. The other surprising thing is that it only supports video up to 720p, which is a little lacking to those of us who enjoy high-quality. Here’s the list:
|Software||Android 2.3 (PC System)|
|Chip||VIA 800MHz Processor|
DDR3 512MB Memory
Built-in 2D/3D Graphic
|Input and Output||
170 x 85mm (W x H)
No word on availability, but pre-orders should be up soon. The price, as I said, is $49. Head on over the project’s website to sign up for the newsletter. Below is a comparison shot of the APC to a mini-ITX motherboard.