Skip the Pi and go straight to cardboard computing

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2013 - 10:56 AM |
Tagged: cardboard, APC, ice cream sandwich, arm, Cortex A9, VIA

APC has released a version of their Rock PC called the Paper which comes in a recycled cardboard case which resembles a hard cover book.  Powered by a Cortex A9 based Via Wondermedia chip running at 800MHz, 512GB of RAM and 4GB of NAND storage and sporting a pair of USB ports, ethernet and HDMI this Ice Cream Sandwich system is great for browsing the web.  At an MSRP of $100 it is an interesting device, almost as expensive as a tablet but in a very different form factor, if it could be convinced to act as an HTPC you could hide it in your bookshelf and only the wiring would give it away as anything but another book.  Check out more at The Inquirer.

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"TAIWANESE TECHNOLOGY FIRM APC has shown off a PC that comes in a book-like cardboard case.

The firm calls its under $100 PC Paper, because it comes with a cardboard case that looks like a book. Inside Paper is the firm's redesigned Rock board. Both run Android and both are designed for mouse and keyboard inputs."

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Source: The Inquirer
January 17, 2013 | 01:22 PM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

I would love to see a Home Theatre PC review done on this!

January 18, 2013 | 05:30 AM - Posted by razor512

Seems overpriced compared to the pi, hopefully someone will be able to benchmark them, especially to compare how they handle 1080p video and GPU intensive task and web browsing

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