VIA Anounces an Android PC in a Cardboard Box

VIA has revealed the APC Paper. The APC Paper is basically an APC Rock board in a cardboard and aluminum box, which opens up like a book to show off the APC Rock board. When closed, it measures 204 x 98 x 28 mm.

The device doesn't run windows, though; instead, it runs a custom version of Android 4.0 with extra attention put into mouse and keyboard support.

The APC Rock board is a Neo-ITX form factor board, and thus measures only 170 x 80 mm. The board is based on an ARM Cortex-A9 chip, carries 512 MB of DDR3 memory, as well as 4 GB of NAND flash. External connectivity is taken care of by an HDMI port, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, an outgoing microUSB port, audio ports and a microSD slot. Internet connectivity is handled by a 100 Mbit Ethernet port.

VIA gave no word on the device's pricing, but did tell us that the device will be coming to shelves somewhere in Q3 2013.

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  • ronch79
    Cardboard? Not very durable, is it? Hopefully it's as sturdy as the cover of those hardcover books. Also, honestly, who has seen a VIA product 'on the shelves'? They have practically zero presence.
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  • joytech22
    I really do need this.
    It would be perfect for my in-car back seat entertainment system as long as it still supports touch displays (or I could install a track ball for left & right seats into the centre console in the back seat if not - both back seats have screens).
    I'd stick a cheapy $100 switch in the boot with a small NAS with maybe 2 240GB SSD's with a lot of music and a bunch of movies for long road trips.


    Edit: What's with this 3 of the same comments thing??
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  • joytech22
    I really do need this.
    It would be perfect for my in-car back seat entertainment system as long as it still supports touch displays (or I could install a track ball for left & right seats into the centre console in the back seat if not - both back seats have screens).
    I'd stick a cheapy $100 switch in the boot with a small NAS with maybe 2 240GB SSD's with a lot of music and a bunch of movies for long road trips.
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