keskiviikko 8. helmikuuta 2012

Raspberry Pi to start shipping on February 20th

The long-awaited first model of Raspberry Pi Foundation's Linux computer called "Raspberry Pi Model A" will start shipping, on schedule, on 20th of February 2012.

What is this little machine? Raspberry Pi is a small (about credit card sized) ARM computer. Model A is the first model ever manufactured, and the technical specs for is:
  • 128MB RAM
  • 700Mhz ARM CPU
  • Videocore 4 GPU
  • 1x USB Port
  • 1x HDMI Port
  • 1x Audio Jack
  • 1x RCA Video
  • 1x SD Card Slot

The later model, Model B, will feature 256MB RAM and an Ethernet port.

The price of Model A will be USD 35$. This is incredible price in my opinion! The specs might not sound that good, but the PC is quite powerful. With the GPU, it can play 1080p Video via the HDMI port. Also it is two times more powerful than iPhone 4S, so expect to see some pretty looking games on it. XBMC has been already ported to it, so it can act as a full featured Media Center PC.

I, for one, can't wait to get my hands on this machine! What would you tinker with this kind of PC?

1 kommentti:

  1. It's amazing how small things are starting to get, phones will be as good as our everyday computers soon. I can't imagine not having a desktop/laptop though.