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VIA intros $49 APC Android micro-PC

Written by James Delahunty @ 23 May 2012 12:24 User comments (1)

VIA intros $49 APC Android micro-PC

VIA makes own micro-PC, running Android.
APC runs a custom Android system, based on Android 2.3, and comes with a bunch of applications pre-installed. It puts a lot of emphasis on power consumption, consuming only 4 watts of power when idle, and 13.5 watts under maximum load.

It comes as a bare board, measuring just 170 x 85mm, conforming to the Neo-ITX form factor (compatible with Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX.)

VIA APC Anroid-PC Specifications...
  • Model: APC 8750
  • Software: Android 2.3 (PC System)
  • Chip: VIA 800MHz Processor
  • Memory: DDR3 512MB Memory / 2GB NAND Flash
  • Graphics: Built-in 2D/3D Graphic / Resolution up to 720p
  • Input and Output: HDMI / VGA / USB 2.0 (x4) / Audio out / Mic in / microSD Slot
  • Network: 10/100 Ethernet
  • Size: 170 x 85mm (W x H) / Neo-ITX Standard

The VIA APC will be available to pre-order soon from

"APC brings the familiarity and convenience of Android to the PC at a US$49 price point that will open up exciting new markets and applications," said Richard Brown, VP of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc.

"Like a bicycle for your mind, APC will enable more people than ever before to explore the vast online universe."

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1 user comment

129.5.2012 23:37

Success will depend to a very great extent on what kind of device it is recognized as AND what applications are compatible.

If it can run any decent http + torrent download clients, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber through wired internet I see myself needing at least about 10 units to distribute amongst my family members.

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