Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
dnh
User Rank
Rookie
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
dnh   5/29/2012 6:16:18 PM
NO RATINGS
At Maker Faire in San Mateo a week ago I saw a demo of Rasberry Pi running Ubuntu Linux with an HDTV display. It was running some HD video demo and the image quality was great. They claim it will run Myth TV. With a network file system this should make a great Entertainment/Media Center PC. I do not think anyone should expect it to function as a desktop PC replacement.

Alex.Gibson_#1
User Rank
Rookie
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
Alex.Gibson_#1   5/24/2012 3:19:39 AM
NO RATINGS
raspberry pii has half the ram and a slower arm11 core but a better gpu. These small systems are nice but not completely up to desktop replacement yet. They are great for low power network sensor systems or as a sensor integrator (rtu)/pac controller. The ARM cortex A8 and 9 based ones are closer to being a desktop replacement but it'll take the next gen ones to get there. Problem with most of these small systems is they still depend on proprietary binary globs for gpu and other drivers. Next gen beagle or pandaboard with omap5 should do it.

VictorT
User Rank
Rookie
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
VictorT   5/24/2012 2:10:45 AM
NO RATINGS
there is a raspberry pi linux computer that is less priced...

DCH0
User Rank
Rookie
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
DCH0   5/23/2012 8:39:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Either I am missing a lot here or it is. Hard drive, power supply, fan?

chanj0
User Rank
Manager
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
chanj0   5/23/2012 5:54:26 PM
NO RATINGS
"APC consumes only 4 watts when operating at idle power and 13.5 watts at maximum load—10 times less than a standard PC system." Is it an apple to apple comparison? It is difficult to believe a $25 Android computer can be as fast as a PC consuming 135W? There is a typo, "VGA and HMDI display ports" shall read "VGA and HDMI display ports"

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
CEO
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
prabhakar_deosthali   5/23/2012 10:45:41 AM
NO RATINGS
Is MS-office like office productivity suite available on Android? What are the preloaded Apps ? Is there at least a browser that gets you connected to the internet world? Or is it just a piece of hardware like the P motherboard?

resistion
User Rank
CEO
re: A peek at Via Tech's $49 Android PC
resistion   5/23/2012 5:01:34 AM
NO RATINGS
Can it really be called a PC? Its mobility is also questionable.



EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Aging Brass: Cow Poop vs. Horse Doo-Doo
Max Maxfield
38 comments
As you may recall, one of the things I want to do with the brass panels I'm using in my Inamorata Prognostication Engine is to make them look really old. Since everything is being mounted ...

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
11 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
11 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)