VIA Technologies Outs US$49 Android Micro-PC
VIA Technologies has announced its Android-based PC (APC 8750), priced at US$49 (PhP 2,149). The APC runs a custom-built Android operating system based on Andriod 2.3 (Gingerbread). It looks like a tiny motherboard whose PCB uses the Neo-ITX form factor although it can be installed in a Mini-ITX or microATX casing.
The APC is powered by a VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 processor, clocked at 800MHz. It features 512MB of DDR3 memory and 2GB of on-board flash storage for the operating system.
The system can be powered through its rear 12V connector or internally via a 4-pin 12V connector. At full load, the APC consumed only 13.5W and draws around 4W at idle. Taking of pre-orders by VIA will start in the near future and the company plans to ship the APC in July of this year.