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Raspberry Pi Introduces The Board B

Hits: 8120 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Technology | Added by: pmarren
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11420 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:06:16 PM
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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11420 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:51:06 PM
Wtf?? That is so cheap! How is it so cheap???


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.

Bountykat
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 399 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:31:33 PM
Wtf?? That is so cheap! How is it so cheap???

schecter5
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 412 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:22:04 AM
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.

Buzzard250
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 345 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:48:23 AM
im gonna send ubuntu into space with this. i think it has more processing power then most satellites

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:58:36 AM
"raspberry pi" sounds like the next android update.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11420 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:46:33 PM
It was like, 'ho-hum' until he said how inexpensive they'll be!


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.

Rich1710
Male, 18-29, Europe
 88 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:45:51 PM
Omg want. Media pc all the way, cant believe how quick that thing is!

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24543 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:15:05 PM
This is awesome...

deputy
Male, 40-49, Europe
 346 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:12:30 PM
install xmbc, install it in your tv, get power from an internal usb bus on your tv, and off you go

jinxiejae
Female, 30-39, Western US
 2753 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:45:00 PM
am i the only one worried about how exposed all the internal components are. it should have some sort of casing.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:40:27 PM
It doesn't *just* use Scratch. It an use whatever you want it to ue.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12228 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:38:32 AM
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.

MaiaBennet
Female, 13-17, Australia
 55 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:28:17 AM
NO!! It uses scratch!
BURN IT! BURN IT WITH FIRE!

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:24:50 AM
mine is already on the way

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25283 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:08:53 AM
vv Awesome link there @Langer!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25283 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:07:25 AM
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!

Langer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 389 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:59:11 AM
http://xkcd.com/413/

you know it's going to happen x-D

CoyoteKing
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:54:52 AM
wicked cool

Ant0n
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 842 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:35:14 AM
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.

antagonizer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:20:20 AM
I'm going to buy 100 of them and invent my own interwebs.

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4330 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:36:58 AM
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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