Last week, we reported about the AllWinner A10 Android 4.0 PC that was a Lilliputian and was sold for $74. Of course, there were other cool miniature PCs too such as the Raspberry Pi and the FXI Cotton Candy. And just as we thought that the frenzy will end, the Taiwanese hardware manufacturer VIA has announced a new product called the Android PC System (APC), a 7-inch ARM board that is powered by Android.According to VIA, the APC was born out of the company’s love for computers and the realization that the PC needs a fundamental redesign. “The redesign that we offer is a computer that is more accessible, and more valuable, because you’re not paying for functions that you don’t need and won’t be using,” the company said.
APC is powered by a VIA 800MHz Processor and is running a modified version of Android 2.3 that, according to VIA, has been tailored to work better with keyboard and mouse input devices. The APC includes 512MB of RAM DDR3, 2GB of flash storage, Built-in 2D/3D graphics with a resolution up to 720p, VGA and HDMI video outputs, speaker and microphone jacks, a microSD slot, an Ethernet port, and four USB ports.
VIA says that the board consumes only 4 watts when idle and 13.5 watts under maximum load. The device will be available in July for $49. Via will be accepting pre-orders soon. To learn more about the APC, you can check out the official website.
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