APC Unveils $99 Paper Mini PC
APC just unveiled their first ever Mini PC constructed with an actual paperboard cover. The system comes combined with a Rock APC board and will be available for order in March of this year.
APC is a fairly new startup company that made headlines in May 2012 when they introduced a 49-dollar PC that ran on Android. Now, APC has developed quite the conversation piece with a new book sized PC. Not only does it look like a hardback book, it is literally made with a paperboard backing. Stacked neatly like any hardback textbooks, you would never suspect it’s a powerful PC in disguise, bringing a whole new meaning to the word ‘notebook’. It is being called the APC Paper, and this new mini PC creation comes stock with a Rock APC board.
“APC Paper, with its unique recycled cardboard case, is a computer for people wanting to connect to the Internet without the need for specific Windows application. With special attention to design, APC paper blends seamlessly into any home or office environment.”
Basic features on the Paper are: one HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, one micro USB (OTG), microphone plug and a 10/100 Ethernet port. It runs on Android 4.0 and comes with a VIA ARM Cortex-A9 Processor at 800MHz. The built in 2D/3D graphics support up to 1080p resolution. Overall size of the PC is 8.03” x 3.8” x 1.1” (204 x 98 x 28mm [W x H x D])
Best of all, the Paper PC is only 99 U.S. dollars. If you want to save a few dollars and make your own casing, you can just get the board itself for 79 dollars – it will be available for pre-order starting in March.