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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 fu… Read More
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5y, 2m agoFound 5 years, 2 months ago
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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#41
Hot if true
#42
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.
1 Like #43
can i stick windows 7 on it oO
2 Likes #44
I was trying to keep this one quiet oO

Now its not just the geeks that know about it.

Alarm clock set - ready for server meltdown
#45
So is utilising this as simple as installing a linux distro on the SD card? This could be an amazing little smart TV box..
16 Likes #46
Please, everyone, bear in mind that unless you're a developer or have a proper use for it, then it's almost certainly NOT worth getting one of the first batch. Expecting this to suddenly be an answer to all your media center prayers is likely also naive - it's not going to do that straight away, and for one thing there will be very limited codecs available for it's hardware acceleration (although.it will include H.264). Also, other than the video decoding, it won't make for an especially fast "PC" - you're looking at the level of something from possibly about 10 years ago.

It's also, to make this clear to people who don't get it, NOT AN x86 SYSTEM, so it will not run x86 software. You will need ARM specific software. Unless you're interested in getting your hands dirty, it would be better to wait until there is more software available for it.

As per a previous post, I'm saying this to stop people expecting a fully functional boxed system from buying the damn thing and realising they can't do anything, and dumping it in a drawer. Let the people who will write the software get the first batch, then see if it's worthwhile getting one later.

It's also NOT a limited deal - there's just a limit on the first batch, so what the heck it's doing on here in the first place is a bit of a mystery.
8 Likes #47
BlueHarvestMoon
COld. Not an iPad.


Apple is not the only fruit X)
#48
hotukdeals698
For all those people wondering what to do with it check out XBMC running on the RasPi . A media PC for £25 is fantastic.


That looks impressive.
#49
Eez1
can i stick windows 7 on it oO


NO!
#50
joemarshalljm
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.


Much too sensible! I'm going to be using it for Call of Duty 4 ;)
#51
Eez1
can i stick windows 7 on it oO


You could stick it on the window
2 Likes #52
Orcinus_orca
waste of money


There is nothing like an informed and educated comment.

Shame this isn't one
1 Like #53
Sorry if I've read their site wrong but aren't they selling them at the target RRP? Not sure how that gets a hot vote?

Looks interesting though!
#54
Might get one to put in a draw, I know I have space for one to fill a gap :D
#55
what is this?
#56
Why the funny name?
#57
A13
what is this?

oO
#58
termite
Why the funny name?


It's English rhyming slang, a shortened form of "Raspberry Tart". You figure out the rest ;)
#59
Beginners to Raspberry Pi read this:

http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoardBeginners

You will more than likely need some Linux experience to use the Raspberry Pi.
#60
Creating a gif image now for all the noobs and the various questions of why they can't get it to work properly after spending £27 on this all in one wonder.

myself personally can't wait for this, can't wait to have a fiddle on with it :) !!
#61
brainsys

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 ;-)


Yeah, okay.
1 Like #62
Will it play Crysis? :p
#63
Er there'll be VAT + shipping on top of this. Expect to pay £30.
#64
If i add a gfx card can i play BF3 on it? i really wanna play BF3 on it.
#65
Dr_Frankenstein
I am looking forward to all the different cases people will release for it


Some of them look fantastic.
#66
Really excited for this, My uni is getting a batch for the engineering department
#67
thesaint
Raspberry Pi £22 computer starts 29th at 6am


To call it a "computer" is stretching the definition of the word as used by billions.


Then billions of people are wrong.

HURRDURRDERP
@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.


There is no 'preinstalled', it has a card slot. If you download a raspi distro of XBMC and put it on an SD card, then put that into the raspi, then you have a media center. Well, won't have a remote or anything, but you gte the idea.

thesaint
brainsys

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 ;-)


Yeah, okay.


Glad you see the error of your ways, if this is not a computer then I have no idea what is.

I have been following this for months, to finally see it through to distribution is great. We'll be trying to get a test board from the initial batch, then if all goes well hope to start teaching with them for next years intake. People need to see that you can make your own devices, they don't have to come in a shiny off-white case.
#68
I'll offer 1/100 that their webservers crash at 6.01am
#69
razord
I reckon it'll be closer to £30.

It was always going to be $35 + tax. So thats about £27, plus shipping!


bez
Er there'll be VAT + shipping on top of this. Expect to pay £30.


That and that, £22 is wrong for this deal - probably need to add £10 for VAT and p&p.
4 Likes #70
Sensors indicate lots of n00b in this thread.
#71
punkstoner1
AshtonBRSC
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.



What a stupid comment. Get back under your stone.



Harsh....:D
#72
Jack-L92
If i add a gfx card can i play BF3 on it? i really wanna play BF3 on it.


I think it comes with onboard graphics :)
#73
Quake 3 on it looks very impressive all things considered
2 Likes #74
will give this deal a miss looks like a scam becuase it is american and the website looks ****
1 Like #75
Fattox
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.


Because people will buy anything on here as long as it's cheap. I'm still trying to figure out what I would have done with those 5 shower-screens I ordered from Very.co.uk.
#76
great find... will probably be sold out by 10 a.m. XD
#77
thekanester
I'm still trying to figure out what I would have done with those 5 shower-screens I ordered from Very.co.uk.


Use them to make Raspberry Pi cases of course! Simples :)
#78
So basically, if i have read the info correctly, is a mini device that, with the right peripherals you would probably have around the loft, will allow you to turn your TV into a smart TV or use as a netbook/word processor etc? Media device...

Sounds exciting to me.
If I read it correctly this is proper innovation, back to the garage Microsoft sprung from?

This should be hotter, unless I have missed the point.
#79
I had registered to hear when it goes on sale, not too fussed about getting one tomorrow, but definitely want one as a media hub in my kitchen

Hopefully after a month or so people will have worked out the full potential of it.

Plus some awesome cases may have appeared, I'd quite like to take apart a toaster and put it in there (seen as it will be in my kitchen)
5 Likes #80
thesaint
Raspberry Pi £22 computer starts 29th at 6am


To call it a "computer" is stretching the definition of the word as used by billions.


http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1210028088/wpid_picard_facepalm_RE_The_world_according_to_America-s921x606-115737_reasonably_small.jpg

Bit like saying a moped is stretching the definition of being a vehicle. Its just not. This IS a computer as per the very definition of the word 'computer'. If you care to look it up.

Computer is a broad term and your mind seems to be a narrow place. Just because it hasn't got a glowing apple logo or a quad core Intel CPU sticker doesn't not mean it isn't a computer.

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