VIA intros $49 Android-based PC, launching in July

By Shawn Knight
May 22, 2012
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  1. VIA Technologies has been in the business of manufacturing inexpensive computers ever since they acquired a majority of microprocessor developer Cyrix in the late 90s. When the latest tiny PC...

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  2. mosu

    mosu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 290

    Looks like a test board to me, but without expansion ports.I really would like an ARM v8 solution with more graphic muscle and some expansion, eventually wireless on board.
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +216

    Definitely an interesting little gadget. I'll probably end up getting one, that way my Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards have a new playmate.

    I kinda like the thought that I may be able to leverage the Android marketplace... Guess we'll see how it develops.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,492   +73

    I would pass on the WMT chipset..
  5. Zeromus

    Zeromus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 230   +7

    Oh cool it's ATX compatible. Wow that thing rocks, gonna get the Cosmos II computer case and install this into it :D
  6. Only 512MB ram? My phone has more. Make it 2-4Gb and/or expandable and then there will be more interest. Also more storage options than uSD, there is no excuse for lack of expandability if they're designing it to fit into a mitx or uatx case.
  7. These don't require a lot of RAM. Its more comparable to an android phone than ChromeOS, by way of comparison.


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