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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by Alfman on Sun 9th Sep 2012 22:35 UTC
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Looks like it could become a great building block for homebrew innovation in the living room. My preference would be running a non-android variant of Linux on it. I've been wanting a platform for streaming media and viewing pictures on TV's, but I haven't wanted to throw a full blown computer into the mix. Only problem is to support all the TV's these would need a composite video output.

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