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 Gestahlt on Sun 9th Sep 2012 23:29 UTC
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I run around with like 10 years around wanting a computer on my TV.

I already had this twice.

First i had used a PC with a Radeon 9800 All-In-Wonder as gaming and recording rig on a old 40" CRT TV, then later i used a small APC Barebone (Which i threw out of the window literally).

Im always kinda obsessed with the idea to make another one but then again, what for?

For movies i plug my USB HD or Stream from network (TV has already that functionality build in).
I dont watch any recordings anyway and for gaming i lack the time or prefer be in front of my regular workstation.

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