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APC Paper puts $99 Android PC in a recycled book

APC Paper puts $99 Android PC in a recycled book

Android in a cardboard case and with a sub-$100 price tag: that's what VIA is offering with Paper, a novel (excuse the pun) take on the cloud-computer and prototyping platform trend. The book-shaped system, clads a new version of VIA's Cortex A9-based APC 'board, named Rock - complete with an optimized copy of Android 4.0 - in a recycled cardboard chassis, hooking up to a TV or monitor for web browsing, document editing, gaming, and more.

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VIA outs ARTiGO A1150 PC Kit in a tiny chassis

VIA outs ARTiGO A1150 PC Kit in a tiny chassis

VIA has pulled the covers back to show off its tiny little ARTiGO A1150 dual-core PC kit for the enthusiasts out there looking for a tiny chassis to fit on a desk or in an entertainment system. The A1150 is a sub-liter machine that uses a VIA 1GHz dual-core Eden X2 processor and has HD video support. The video outputs on the back include VGA and HDMI.

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VIA VL800 four-port USB 3.0 host controller for PCIe slots surfaces

VIA VL800 four-port USB 3.0 host controller for PCIe slots surfaces

Yesterday I mentioned that VIA had a new USB 3.0 host controller that was on a card made to go inside a USB 3.0 hub. VIA has announced another new USB 3.0 host controller today and this card is designed to go inside your existing computer using a PCIe slot and it gives you four USB 3.0 ports to connect your new high speed peripherals too. The new host controller is called the VL800.

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VIA announces new VL811 USB 3.0 hub controller

VIA announces new VL811 USB 3.0 hub controller

VIA has announced a new USB 3.0 hub controller that is a second gen controller and a single chip solution. The controller supports the higher transfer speeds of USB 3.0 with transfer rates up to 5Gbps. The new controller is called the VL811 and it has a key new feature that is called the Charging Downstream Port or CDP. The CDP is defined in the USB battery charging specification.

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HTC buys S3 Graphics from VIA

HTC buys S3 Graphics from VIA

HTC is to buy GPU specialists S3 Graphics, in a deal which will see the smartphone company take all existing shares held by VIA - which bought S3 back in 2001 - and investor WTI, which part-funded the company in 2005. The deal, worth $300m, will see VIA take away $147m and HTC grab the company's low-power, HD-capable graphics expertise along with a patent portfolio that Apple has already fallen foul of.

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Zotac Zbox Mini-PC offers VIA Nano X2 dual-core power

Zotac Zbox Mini-PC offers VIA Nano X2 dual-core power

In March, we talked about the Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 nettop that was packing in Intel Atom power and more. A new Zbox nettop was unveiled last week during Computex 2011 that is interesting. Unlike the one from March, the new machine packs in a VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor. The little mini computer is aimed at the HTPC user that can get by with less performance than traditional computers and mostly wanting to stream digital content.

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VIA QuadCore mobile processor gets detailed

VIA QuadCore mobile processor gets detailed

Right now if you pick up most netbooks, the best you can hope for inside the machines designed for power efficiency and long battery life is a dual core processor. You generally have to move up to a full size notebook or desktop to get quad-core power under the hood. That won't always be the case though; you can bet that Intel and other firms are working towards getting quad-core processor into small computing devices that run Windows and other OS' that are cheap. One of the companies that are looking to bring cheap quad-core power to netbook users is VIA.

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VIA debuts new low-power USB 3.0 to SATA bridge controller

VIA debuts new low-power USB 3.0 to SATA bridge controller

VIA has announced that it has received certification for its new USB 3.0 integrated bridge controller called the VL701. The VL701 is a low-power USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Controller that is certified by the USB-IF and uses strict power-consumption criteria for bus-powered devices. The USB-IF certification procedure insures that the products are interoperable with USB devices and offers all the speed and capability the USB 3.0 has.

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