Raspberry Pi Introduces The Board B

Submitted by: pmarren 4 years ago Tech

Food for you geek gadget junkies. This looks kind of wicked--small device with big results.
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Male 12,365
Having said that, I think they could have done with adding more memory. It`s not the fastest memory in the world, so it`s very cheap. 1GB would have been comfortably enough to run a normal Linux distro.

Ahah, some looking about answers that question. It`s a very specific packaging of memory (package on package, 168 ball grid array, LPDDR2) to fit the size and power usage requirements. The price rises very sharply for 512MB and I couldn`t even find one above that.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Wtf?? That is so cheap! How is it so cheap???[/quote]

They are making no profit at all. They`re a registered charity, selling the product at cost. They`ve also kept it to the essentials only. Hence the lack of any casing, the lack of a clock, the small amount of memory (256MB), etc.
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Female 399
Wtf?? That is so cheap! How is it so cheap???
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Male 406
That is so friggin cool. I whole hearted support this. I love the fact that they leave that one port open IO pins. They leave room for you to customize and and control how powerful your little pi can be. Brilliant. Bravo good sirs, bravo.
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Male 341
im gonna send ubuntu into space with this. i think it has more processing power then most satellites
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Male 4,793
"raspberry pi" sounds like the next android update.
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Male 12,365
[quote]It was like, `ho-hum` until he said how inexpensive they`ll be![/quote]

They`ve already gone on sale. £21.60, fixed global price. 33.98 Canadian dollars right now, apparently. They sold out in minutes though, and the retailers websites were so overloaded that it was almost like a denial of service attack.

1-2W while serving 1080p...that`s impressive.
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Male 93
Omg want. Media pc all the way, cant believe how quick that thing is!
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Male 25,416
This is awesome...
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Male 448
install xmbc, install it in your tv, get power from an internal usb bus on your tv, and off you go
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Female 2,927
am i the only one worried about how exposed all the internal components are. it should have some sort of casing.
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Male 6,737
It doesn`t *just* use Scratch. It an use whatever you want it to ue.
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Male 14,774
I`ve had one on preorder for ages (since I found it looking for an Elite port for tablets). It`s a project maker`s dream. It will also bring low cost computing deep into the third world.
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Female 54
NO!! It uses scratch!
BURN IT! BURN IT WITH FIRE!
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Male 1,625
mine is already on the way
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Male 36,400
vv Awesome link there @Langer!
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Male 36,400
It was like, `ho-hum` until he said how inexpensive they`ll be! I figured they`d cost more than that. Being so cheap means people may actually buy/use them. Cool!
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Male 395
http://xkcd.com/413/

you know it`s going to happen x-D
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Male 2,988
wicked cool
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Male 761
Apparently TPB is planning to use these as a Low Orbit Server Stations (LOSS), or basically flying servers to host all the files. I thought they were joking at first, until I saw just how small and cheap these things really are.
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Male 508
I`m going to buy 100 of them and invent my own interwebs.
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Male 4,594
Link: Raspberry Pi Introduces The Board B [Rate Link] - Food for you geek gadget junkies. This looks kind of wicked--small device with big results.
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