A $25 computer? Meet the Rasperry Pi: that little device that could be the one!

raspberry pi $25 computerIt’s tiny, slow and cost $25 – yet it still runs Linux.
No, it’s not you grandfather ‘486 you’re so eager to revive with some fancy distro of Linux.

It’s the Raspberry Pi: the first – ever – attempt to build a $25 fully working computer.
Spec list?

This little guy runs a stripped down version of Linux, an open-source operating system. Here are the specs:

  • 700-megahertz processor (the iPhone has a 1-gigahertz processor)
  • 128 megabytes of RAM (the iPhone has 512MB)
  • SD Card slot for storage
  • USB port
  • HDMI Port

This are actually the spec for Model A, the smaller and priced at $25.
Model B raises the price tag up to a staggering $35 and gets 256 MB of RAM and Ethernet (!).

What’s a device like this for?
A set-top box? A DiVX player? A networkable media player? A game platform for Mame-like stuff? The internet-TV (browser, chat…) add-on your TV was missing?
Who knows…

More info on Raspberry web site and their Raspberry PI FAQ too.
Availability? Late 2011 or, more likely, early 2012!

[Via BusinessInsider]

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