VIA is introducing an Android-based computer in a cardboard box. VIA has revealed the APC Paper. The APC Paper is basically an APC Rock board in a cardboard and aluminum box, which opens up like a book to show off the APC Rock board. When closed, it measures 204 x 98 x 28 mm.
The device doesn't run windows, though; instead, it runs a custom version of Android 4.0 with extra attention put into mouse and keyboard support.
The APC Rock board is a Neo-ITX form factor board, and thus measures only 170 x 80 mm. The board is based on an ARM Cortex-A9 chip, carries 512 MB of DDR3 memory, as well as 4 GB of NAND flash. External connectivity is taken care of by an HDMI port, a VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports, an outgoing microUSB port, audio ports and a microSD slot. Internet connectivity is handled by a 100 Mbit Ethernet port.
VIA gave no word on the device's pricing, but did tell us that the device will be coming to shelves somewhere in Q3 2013.