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VIA APC Rock and Paper Cardboard Computer

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VIA Technologies, Inc., today announced APC Rock and Paper.

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 prototyping projects. APC Paper, with its unique recycled cardboard case, is a $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 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 at

APC Rock


  • Optimized Android OS (4.0)
  • VIA WonderMedia ARM Cortex-A9 @800Mhz
  • 4GB NAND Flash
  • 512 DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hardware accelerated 2D/3D graphics and video
  • HMDI
  • VGA (port only on Rock)
  • 1080p output
  • USB 2.0 (x2) and microUSB (OTG)
  • microSD slot
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Audio out / Mic in combo
  • 20-pin ARM-JTAG header
  • Extra GPIO, SPI and I2C busses on a header

Pricing & Availability

  • APC Rock is currently available for order for $79.99 at
  • APC Paper is expected to begin shipping in March of 2013 for $99.

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