Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Sep 2012 21:48 UTC, submitted by Boomshiki
Hardware, Embedded Systems "We've seen a profusion of relatively low-cost PCs and tablets over the last few years, but Taiwanese electronics company Via's APC is cheap even by these standards: it's a $49 low-power desktop computer running a modified version of Android 2.3. Announced today, the APC is meant as a simple way to connect to the internet, so you won't get a great deal of computing power. It contains an 800MHz processor, 512MB of DDR3 memory, 2GB of flash storage, and can connect to a monitor or TV to output a resolution of up to 720p. It also consumes a fraction of a standard desktop's power: 13.5 watts at maximum and only 4 watts when idle."
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RE: What we actually wanted was..
by Gestahlt on Mon 10th Sep 2012 07:06 UTC in reply to "What we actually wanted was.."
Gestahlt
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2011-10-17

So true.

I really want to work more with ARM based or at least not intel based device. Im very interested in low-power consumption devices (thats why the RPI is interesting to me). I dont mind giving 2-4 watt more for a second core or an dual CPU config.

With increasing costs for energy, id like to have some real alternatives for computing. Since im not in gaming anymore, i just want to get a rig that is doing the web and work stuff nicely. I mean the Galaxy S2 cant have so much energy consumption and it performs really nicely.

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