[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

VIA Technologies has unveiled the $49 APC Android PC system. The APC is powered by a WonderMedia ARM processor, and integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard. This can be connected to a TV or monitor. The system also features a custom build of Android that has been optimized for keyboard and mouse input, and comes with a browser and a selection of preinstalled apps.

Richard Brown (VP, Marketing, VIA Technologies): Like a bicycle for your mind, APC will enable more people than ever before to explore the vast online universe.

The Android PC is based on the new Neo-ITX form factor measuring just 17cm x 8.5cm and can be housed in any standard Mini-ITX or microATX chassis, providing enthusiasts with unrivaled flexibility to create new mods and DIY projects as well as ensuring rapid time to market for system integrators and OEMs utilizing the platform.

The  APC consumes only 4 watts when operating at idle power and 13.5 watts at maximum load.

Key Features:

  • Optimized Android OS
  • HD TV support
  • Hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats
  • VGA and HMDI display ports
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • One microSD slot
  • One 10/100 Ethernet port
  • Audio-out/ Mic-in
  • VIA WonderMedia ARM 11 SoC
  • 2GB NAND Flash
  • 512 DDR3 SDRAM
  • 15W power adaptor

The APC Android PC will be ship in July 2012, says VIA.

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