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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bosco_bearbank
Member since:
2005-10-12

I'm not that old, but I did pay $3500 or so for box with an 8086 clone and 256MB RAM back in 1984

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kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

I still remember our 60mhz(!) Pentium 1, with 64MB of RAM.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

At work I had a Pentium @ 75 Mhz, with 16 MB. Then a PC showed up, also a Pentium @ 75 Mhz, but it had 32 MB of RAM!!! This was so much that I needed to tell other people about it and they too were impressed. Imagine that, 32 MB!!!

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I'm not that old, but I did pay $3500 or so for box with an 8086 clone and 256MB RAM back in 1984


Surely, you jest. 256MB in 1984? Doubtful they even had hard drives that big back then ;)

Edited 2012-09-10 05:43 UTC

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unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

I think it must have been 256KB.

A big HD had 20MB capacity 1984.

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ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

I'm not that old, but I did pay $3500 or so for box with an 8086 clone and 256MB RAM back in 1984


1984 - 256MB .... if you were lucky!

An easy mistake that shows how far things have come.

Edited 2012-09-10 08:59 UTC

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Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

1984 - 256MB .... if you were lucky!


Sure you mean 256KB

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