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VIA announces its $49 Android PC, poses a real threat to the Raspberry Pi


Dubbed “APC”, this cheap PC runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and carries a $49 price tag. This is slightly more expensive than the $25/$35 Raspberr Pi, but you also get better specs.

Powered by a WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC with a WM8750 processor clocked at 800MHz, the APC packs 512MB DDR3 RAM, 2GB on-board flash storage, 4USB 2.0 ports, microSD slot and Ethernet port. Display connection options include VGA and HDMI display ports.

OpenGL-ES 2.0 is enabled and supports H.264 video encoding and 720p video playback. This means you could use it as a cheap media center and because all that comes in the package is a single board, you could put it virtually everywhere.

VIA has started taking pre-orders and promises the first units to arrive early July

VIA Announces $49 Android PC
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