Remember when computers were enormous and used to cost an arm and a leg? Now you can get a system for less than $50. Via is pushing the envelope with newly announced $49 APC Android PC system. The APC sports a Neo-ITX board with a buffet of input ports including four USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, a full-size VGA connector, HDMI-out and a microSD slot. There’s also a modest ARM 11 800MHz processor, 2GB of NAND flash and 512MB of DDR3 SDRAM under the system’s hood. In other words, this system is far from a Diablo III-ready powerhouse. The APC runs an optimized version of Android 2.3 to support keyboard and mouse input.

If you’re a fan of all things Android and are the type to tinker, this bargain bin low-powered PC is slated to release in early July and pre-orders will start soon. If the APC is still too rich for your blood there’s always other affordable budget-friendly computing options, such as the Raspberry Pi. However, if your heart is set on giving the APC a try, check out this video walkthrough to see what your future holds.

[via: Netbook News]