Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
VIA announces APC Rock and Paper – the Cardboard Computer
Posted on 18-Jan-2013 07:37. | Tags Filed under: News.


VIA announces APC Rock and Paper – the Cardboard Computer
VIA Technologies, Inc., today announced new Android-based computers and kits. Rock is a complete redesign of the original APC with a faster processor, more memory, and lots of expandability. Rock is the perfect system for all those prototyping projects waiting for the New Year.

The APC Paper (pictured), with its unique recycled cardboard case, is a US$99 computer for people wanting to connect to the Internet without the need for specific Windows applications.

Both Rock and Paper run a custom Android 4.0 system built for keyboard and mouse input.

Also included are a full set of consumer I/O ports and an extensive set of on-board pin headers for expansion, enabling APC to connect to your PC monitor or TV.

Documentation, bootloader, and kernel source codes are available for download now.

Both systems are based on a VIA WonderMedia ARM Cortex-A9 @800Mhz processor and come with 4GB NAND Flash, 512 DDR3 SDRAM, hardware accelerated 2D/3D graphics and video including HMDI 1080p. Rock has a VGA port but Paper does not.

Users can connect devices via two USB 2.0 and one microUSB (OTG). The computers include microSD slot, 10/100 Ethernet, audio out / mic in combo, 20-pin ARM-JTAG header, Extra GPIO, SPI and I2C busses on a header.

Priced at US$79 APC Rock is currently available for order through the apc.io site. APC Paper is expected to begin shipping in March of 2013 at a price of US$99.


More information: http://apc.io/library...

comments powered by Disqus







Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Interesting video about Brexit
Created by Geektastic, last reply by networkn on 25-Jun-2016 09:59 (217 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


We demand a Royal Commission into the NBN
Created by ajw, last reply by blakamin on 23-Jun-2016 21:50 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone Cable Network Speeds
Created by clayton, last reply by clayton on 21-Jun-2016 20:11 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Official Bigpipe App and Mode Selector Beta Discussion thread
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by robcreid on 24-Jun-2016 22:11 (83 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Salesperson fibre installation subsidy?
Created by bigmacpaddy, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Jun-2016 17:38 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Cost of installing a network port in a home
Created by woodson, last reply by chevrolux on 24-Jun-2016 14:53 (14 replies)

Great products that have disappeared from the New Zealand Market
Created by keewee01, last reply by trig42 on 22-Jun-2016 13:41 (127 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Trade Me scammers? I got ripped off!
Created by PetAT, last reply by PetAT on 23-Jun-2016 20:18 (107 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8