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Raspberry Pi £22.00 computer starts 29th at 6am

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The Raspberry Pi is set to go on sale at 6am on Wednesday 29th February.

Limited to one per person for this initial run of 10,000. More units to be made later in the year.

This is a fully functional ARM-based computer with HDMI out, 256MB RAM memory, two USB ports, 10/100 Ethernet controller and SD card reader for £22.

This ultra cheap computer can be used as media player soon, running a special build of XBMC for playing your downloaded movies on usb at 1080p.
NOTE: XBMC for RasPi aka RaspMC has not yet been released but will be soon with the launch http://www.raspbmc.com/

You will need a SD card, micro usb adaptor for power, keyboard, mouse and TV. It doesn't come with a case, but it's pretty small so you could just stick it to the back of your TV.

"The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming." From http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
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mikezs 2 Likes #1
This is going to be pretty much the cheapest PC every made :) I've got my alarm set!
dapp 1 Like #2
im confused as to what this is? lol
winifer 1 Like #3
This will sell out so quickly
cartwheelbob 1 Like #4
dapp
im confused as to what this is? lol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
thekanester 29 Likes #5
Oh man - he mentioned it here....sigh... 8}
progainbanned 1 Like #6
hooooooooot
Dr_Frankenstein 3 Likes #7
I am looking forward to all the different cases people will release for it
nerner 3 Likes #8
OH great now everyone on here will order and I won't be getting one! :)

http://www.raspberrypi.com/ will this be the Store Link?

Edited By: nerner on Feb 28, 2012 16:48
Beowulf 5 Likes #9
These will be just the board according to the posts, meant for developers, no PSU, no case, no sd card, no leads.
Fattox 2 Likes #10
I'm interested in this to have as a mini-server for small roles and testing. Are you sure this is the release announcement as the actual text on the page seems a bit vague... ?

"The Raspberry Pi Foundation will be making a big (and very positive) announcement that just might interest you at 0600h GMT on Wednesday 29 February 2012."

Are you sure they're not just going to announce the release date at that moment? :P

I'm after Model B for sure. Need LAN for the things i'd like to test/use it for.

Also, not sure why everyone is bothered about it being mentioned on here. 99% of people will have no use for something as minimal as this, nor any idea of how best to utilise it.

Edited By: Fattox on Feb 28, 2012 16:49
dsided#11
True, but you'll need a keyboard and mouse too. The PSU is micro usb, so a recent phone charger should work.
dsided 2 Likes #12
From http://www.cabume.co.uk/the-cluster/qset-your-alarmsq-raspberry-pi-looks-ready-for-early-wednesday-launch.html

"Of course the announcement could be something unrelated to the sale of the devices, but this seems unlikely. Raspberry Pi has not issued any kind of denial in response to the flood of tweets speculating that it's about to go on sale.

While it hasn't confirmed any of the speculation either, it appears that is for legal reasons. One tweeter asked if they had to make themselves available on their only day off to order it, to which Raspberry Pi replied: "I'm not allowed to say (arcane contractual stuff) - but I *can* say that you'll be furious w yourself if you miss it."

This was then followed by a retweet reacting to the wave of enthusiasm that's building pre-release, itself an inherent acknowledgement of the release: "Amazed (and excited) at the excitement as @Raspberry_Pi gets ready for release. It's like an Apple launch except with Raspberries."

So, it looks like it's all but released for sale"
cb-uk 4 Likes #13
This is the deal of the year!
thesaint 7 Likes #14
Raspberry Pi £22 computer starts 29th at 6am


To call it a "computer" is stretching the definition of the word as used by billions.
csimanbanned 4 Likes #15
dapp
im confused as to what this is? lol

a circuit board so effectively useless as it stands to the vast majority of hukders ;)

probably go uber hot though :)
screamingninja 21 Likes #16
A lot of people that buy it won't have a clue what to do with it and will have it sitting in their drawer soon after the excitement of having bought one has dwindled.
nerner 2 Likes #17
Nice! - They'll be limited to one per person - it's an anti-scalping measure and is meant to make sure we get to as many people as poss.

Hopefully I can get one then...
AshtonBRSC 4 Likes #18
Fattox

Also, not sure why everyone is bothered about it being mentioned on here. 99% of people will have no use for something as minimal as this, nor any idea of how best to utilise it.


But some will buy it anyway because it is cheap, hence taking it away from those who can do something useful with it.
Orcinus_orca 2 Likes #19
waste of money
silver172 1 Like #20
Crank frkn wait xD

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