Skip the Pi and go straight to cardboard computing
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2013 - 01:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
"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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- Apple's 10-Year Run: where they succeeded and others were too lazy to innovate @ Techspot
- CES 2013: OCZ Shows Off Epic Storage Z-Drive R4 @ FunkyKit
- TechwareLabs CES 2013 Coverage: Kopi
- CES 2013 Coverage Day 1: LG, Qualcomm, Samsung, NVIDIA, Intel, and Corsair @ Hi Tech Legion