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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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2 Likes #1
This is going to be pretty much the cheapest PC every made :) I've got my alarm set!
1 Like #2
im confused as to what this is? lol
1 Like #3
This will sell out so quickly
1 Like #4
dapp
im confused as to what this is? lol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi
29 Likes #5
Oh man - he mentioned it here....sigh... 8}
banned 1 Like #6
hooooooooot
3 Likes #7
I am looking forward to all the different cases people will release for it
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
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.
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
#11
True, but you'll need a keyboard and mouse too. The PSU is micro usb, so a recent phone charger should work.
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"
4 Likes #13
This is the deal of the year!
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.
banned 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 :)
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.
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...
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.
2 Likes #19
waste of money
1 Like #20
Crank frkn wait xD
5 Likes #21
csiman
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 :)


Expect large numbers to be bought by people in here - just because they're cheap, and even though they'll never actually be used for anything.

What a total waste, when there are people out there who could actually make good use of them but won't be able to get one because of HUKD. :(
18 Likes #22
COld. Not an iPad.
#23
it should be a great little device for kids to learn programming and (with the gert board they have developed) a bit of robotics and electronics cheap.

For those looking for a cheap arm box it will do a lot of things but the cpu is quite slow and the max is 256mb of memory is really low for real world applications .. they also have limited the power input to 1A (the device consumes 1/2A and a 2.5inch drive 1/2A) so this is a bit tight as well

I'll be getting one to play with .. but its not powerful enough yet to replace my hacked plug computer running my squeezebox/dlna/openvpn servers ...

I'm guessing there will be a few competitors coming on the scene as well if the pi sells out its first batch ... so it will be interesting to see if several of the "vapourware" competitors at the mmt comes on the scene with something real based on the far better cost per performance (than the pi's broadcom SOC) SOC's around at the moment.
2 Likes #24
Planning to use this simply as a media player next to my TV.
10 Likes #25
Orcinus_orca
waste of money


£22 for a hand-sized system capable of being your web server (or various other roles which require minimal processing with high availability) using a miniscule amount of power.

Yeah, what a rip-off! :)
#26
Woop woop
#27
Beowulf
These will be just the board according to the posts, meant for developers, no PSU, no case, no sd card, no leads.


No PSU? It's powered by USB.
#28
@screamingninja
As far as I know It comes with preinstalled XBMC, so using it as mediacenter is an obvious choice.
There are tons of things you can do with this, but most likely I will be using it as a mediacenter setup for my parents.
1 Like #29
Is there quidco? :p
#30
I'm not quite sure what the point of this is when there's no remote control facility.
1 Like #31
Anyone thinking 'what would I use this for?' should notice that OP says you can run a build of XBMC on it. THAT excites me.
3 Likes #32
For all those people wondering what to do with it check out XBMC running on the RasPi . A media PC for £25 is fantastic.
#33
Orcinus_orca
waste of money


...I suppose you could always nick one.
#34
Cheers op
12 Likes #35
thesaint
To call it a "computer" is stretching the definition of the word as used by billions.

Ah - so the 'billions' got it right and Turing got it wrong?

It is a computer and a more advanced one than packaged by Apple, Radio Shack & Commordore that launched the desktop PC market ...

Coupled with industry standard USB keyboard & mouse plus an HDMI monitor and its a much more sophisticated package. The only thing it lacks is a case. And the people who made their millions out of the Nokia 3320 will soon have those on eBay for under a fiver.

This is real open computing. That sure beats Apple's offerings, and not only on price ;-)

Edited By: brainsys on Feb 28, 2012 17:10
6 Likes #36
I could build this cheaper on ebuyer
1 Like #37
Anyone remember back in the day when these were called circuit boards?

Although anything that comes driving a Ferrari and having a moustache gets my vote!
2 Likes #38
There will be tons of these on ebay after a week, people need to remember this is not for beginners, there is NO remote, you have to pretty much do everything yourself to get this to work...

if like me you like to sit down, press the "on" button and things just work, this wont be for you, please bear in mind this is for the technical minded folks or for those who want to tinker....

I still think a WDTV Streaming is a better bet even at 3 times the price, or a jailbroken ATV2 at 4 times the price, simply because they dont require brain cells.

but for all those wanting to play around with this, it is hot
#39
I reckon it'll be closer to £30.

It was always going to be $35 + tax. So thats about £27, plus shipping!
1 Like #40
When its fully launched i will get one of these for a media pc, Im trying to turn my room into a man cave for as cheap as possible!

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