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Raspberry Pi $25 PC Goes Into Alpha Production 137

Posted by Soulskill
from the perhaps-not-vaporpi dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Game developer David Braben caused geeks to get excited back in May when he announced plans to develop and release a $25 PC. It is called the Raspberry Pi and takes the form of a USB stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a display ready to act as a fully-functional PC. Two months on and the spec of the PCB layout has been finalized and an alpha release has been sent to manufacture. Any doubts this PC wasn't going to happen should now disappear as this alpha board is expected to be almost the same as the final production unit. Although we don't know a release date as of yet, the Raspeberry Pi Foundation is promising images of the alpha boards in a couple of weeks."
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Raspberry Pi $25 PC Goes Into Alpha Production

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  • Re:PC? (Score:4, Informative)

    by DJRumpy (1345787) on Friday July 29, 2011 @12:05PM (#36922360)

    I realize in your haste to try for first post you neglected to glance at TFA, so here you go:

    It uses a 700MHz ARM11 processor coupled with 128MB of RAM and runs OpenGL ES 2.0, allowing for decent graphics performance with 1080p output confirmed. ... We can expect it to run a range of Linux distributions, but it looks like Ubuntu may be the distro it ships with. That means it will handle web browsing, run office applications, and give the user a fully functional computer to play with as soon as it's plugged in.

  • by jcombel (1557059) on Friday July 29, 2011 @12:12PM (#36922460)

    FTA, there's a rad $35 model in development that will have more RAM by a hair, an extra USB, and ethernet. will probably get a few myself.

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