About the Intel NUC and Raspberry Pi, last May, VIA announced its alternative, presenting the APC 8750 (Android Personal Computer), a tiny device powered by an Android based ARM processor. According to reports, this $49 device would have run out in just a few hours after being put up for sale.
As I mentioned, the VIA APC 8750 is a mini computer that comes in a VIA motherboard called neo-ITX with dimensions of 170 x 85mm (6.69 x 3.34 inches). This small unit incorporates 2GB of FLASH storage, a 800 MHz VIA processor (ARM) processor, 512 MB of DDR3 memory, a 2D/3D graphics chip capable of displaying up to 720p video.
Other specifications include LAN 10/1000, four USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI, MicroSD and also Audio/Mic connections, 4-pin ATX power connector and 2-pin DC external input.
This mini-PC comes with Android OS 2.3 and as mentioned input according to latest reports has already been run out a few hours after being placed on the virtual shelves. The first units of this mini-PC were shipped the first week of June, but we do not know how long VIA will replace the stock.