VIA reveals $79 Rock and $99 Paper ARM PCs

Posted on Friday, Jan 18 2013 @ 15:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
VIA introduces Rock and Paper, two new ARM-based computers that are a further development from the $45 Android PC (APC) that was launched in May 2012 for $49. The new systems feature Android 4.0, a 800MHz VIA WonderMedia ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 512MB DDR3 memory, 4GB flash memory, and a 1080p HD capable graphics chip (likely the ARM Mali-400 GPU).

Connectivity includes HDMI, USB 2.0, micro-USB, , VGA (only on Rock), 10/100Mbps Ethernet as well as a micro-SD memory card slot. Besides the VGA port, the main difference between the two systems is that the Rock is a bare board whereas the Paper ships in a case that's made from aluminium and recycled cardboard.

VIA's Rock is priced at $79 whereas the Paper will go for $99.

VIA Rock and Paper PCs


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