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Raspberry Pi - lowest ever £23.89 @ Amazon price

£23.89 @ Amazon
Lowest price ever on this amazing little computer. Yes it's not going to run the latest games (or indeed many at all), but as an automation tool, a learning tool etc it's fantastic.
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Lowest price ever on this amazing little computer. Yes it's not going to run the latest games (or indeed many at all), but as an automation tool, a learning tool etc it's fantastic.
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sexyminxy
What is this?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=raspberry+pi

Edited By: BarmyBulldog on Jun 24, 2014 10:21
16 Likes
robo989
IT doesn't matter...



It's just an open SOC basically, you wouldn't call an Android phone a PC would you?

Not clever.

Are you serious? An Android phone comes about as close to the definition of a PERSONAL COMPUTER as you could get. Unless you literally don't know the meaning of the words personal and computer I have to assume you're a troll.
13 Likes
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.

When did a PC have to have an x86 processor to qualify as such?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer
12 Likes
robo989
rev6
PC = Personal Computer.

We don't call tablets PC's, we call them tablets.
We don't call Android sticks PC's, we call them Android sticks.

If a Pi is hooked up with a mouse and keyboard, typing out documents, what would you call it? A PC.

You can get a mouse and keyboard for Android phones and tablets.
Not PC
Neither is a Pi :)

How old are you?

I was programming PCs, presumably well before you were born, they were PCs in those days, they're still PCs today, and if I'm not mistaken, the name Tablet is simply a shortening of the real name Tablet PC. The term Personal Computer or PC, dates as far back as 1972.

You are referring to IBM compatible PC, which ironically wasn't the first Personal Computer from IBM, as they had a portable device called a portable microcomputer by them, rather than Personal Computer, but in reality this was as personal a computer as you could get at the time.

mike
10 Likes
sexyminxy
What is this?

Kipling Raspberry pie. Very tasty. Looks odd.

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#1
Very good price for an really excellent fun little project base. A tinkerers paradise.

This one possibly a made in China (as opposed to made in Wales)

From their FAQ:
Why do you list this as UK Model but then send the model Made in China? 13 May 2014
Same problem here with 2 different orders.


This doesn't make any difference to the device and the way it works or what it does.
But some people like to know.
#2
Want to get this for my daughter. What are the other basics you need to go with this other than an sd card? I'm going to get the book adventures in raspberry pi and follow that if anyone has read it.
#3
androoski
Very good price for an really excellent fun little project base. A tinkerers paradise.

This one possibly a made in China (as opposed to made in Wales)

From their FAQ:
Why do you list this as UK Model but then send the model Made in China? 13 May 2014
Same problem here with 2 different orders.


This doesn't make any difference to the device and the way it works or what it does.
But some people like to know.

The title "Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM, UK Model)"
The only reason you'd get a China model is if you don't buy directly from Amazon. And if you do, contact them.
#4
Swampy
Want to get this for my daughter. What are the other basics you need to go with this other than an sd card? I'm going to get the book adventures in raspberry pi and follow that if anyone has read it.

Other than a keyboard and mouse (or just keyboard), nothing. You can buy a pre-loaded SD card or load the latest recommended OS yourself.
#5
Swampy
Want to get this for my daughter. What are the other basics you need to go with this other than an sd card? I'm going to get the book adventures in raspberry pi and follow that if anyone has read it.

Ethernet (for internet, optional) a USB -> micro-USB and charger (for power), exactly the same as you'd charge most smartphones.
Mouse/keyboard.
#6
Careful with the power supply i blew up my first Pi by putting to much power through it so got one of the dedicated Pi chargers
1 Like #7
Swampy
Want to get this for my daughter. What are the other basics you need to go with this other than an sd card? I'm going to get the book adventures in raspberry pi and follow that if anyone has read it.

5V power supply with micro usb connector.
SD card. 4GB minimum I'd say.
Case.
Wireless network adapter (if you're not using the onboard wired one).
Keyboard and mouse (I use a logitech dual one so it uses a single USB port).
HMDI cable.
Monitor with HDMI input (or television which is what I use).
1 Like #8
What is this?
34 Likes #9
sexyminxy
What is this?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=raspberry+pi

Edited By: BarmyBulldog on Jun 24, 2014 10:21
10 Likes #10
sexyminxy
What is this?

Kipling Raspberry pie. Very tasty. Looks odd.
2 Likes #11
Not the lowest price ever.
Got 2 from Amazon seller take a bite for £17.49 each via a deal posted here.
#12
it's not going to run the latest games (or indeed many at all)

Are you kidding? Its got thousands of games - albeit not new.. but to take you back to your childhood its great!

Emulated Systems:
MAME - AdvanceMAME & MAME4ALL
CPS I / CPS II - Final Burn Alpha
Neo Geo - GNGeo
Playstation - pcsx-reARMed
Genesis - DGen
SNES - SNES9x
NES - AdvMESS
Gameboy - Gearboy
Gameboy Advance - GPSP
ScummVM
Atari 2600 - Stella
Cavestory - NXEngine
Commodore 64 - VICE
2 Likes #13
CDR
it's not going to run the latest games (or indeed many at all)

Are you kidding? Its got thousands of games - albeit not new.. but to take you back to your childhood its great!

Emulated Systems:
MAME - AdvanceMAME & MAME4ALL
CPS I / CPS II - Final Burn Alpha
Neo Geo - GNGeo
Playstation - pcsx-reARMed
Genesis - DGen
SNES - SNES9x
NES - AdvMESS
Gameboy - Gearboy
Gameboy Advance - GPSP
ScummVM
Atari 2600 - Stella
Cavestory - NXEngine
Commodore 64 - VICE

He said "latest" games. And you say "albeit, not new"

Hmmm?
#14
arduino
Not the lowest price ever.
Got 2 from Amazon seller take a bite for £17.49 each via a deal posted here.

Right.
#15
Not a good product.
#16
arduino
Not the lowest price ever.
Got 2 from Amazon seller take a bite for £17.49 each via a deal posted here.

Was that the 512k or the 256k?
1 Like #17
rev6
He said "latest" games. And you say "albeit, not new"
Hmmm?

The OP actually wrote "the latest games (or indeed many at all)" and as CDR helpfully points out there are many games available for Raspberry Pi.

Hmmm!
#18
Cold for me. Its not an iPad
#19
Swampy
Want to get this for my daughter. What are the other basics you need to go with this other than an sd card? I'm going to get the book adventures in raspberry pi and follow that if anyone has read it.

HDMI input on your TV or monitor, HDMI cable, USB keyboard, USB mouse, minimum 4GB SD card (easiest pre-loaded) , phone power supply (micro USB)

This is a great book Adventures in Raspberry Pi
and Pimoroni also sell a component kit to go with it here but they're currently OOS after a store-wide discount this weekend
#20
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.
1 Like #21
Great device. I bought one and rigged it up to text me when the auger for our biomass burner is overheating (meaning its clogged). Has probably paid for itself many times over.

Worth their weight in gold.

Edited By: pgilc1 on Jun 24, 2014 13:45
3 Likes #22
CDR
it's not going to run the latest games (or indeed many at all)

Are you kidding? Its got thousands of games - albeit not new.. but to take you back to your childhood its great!

Emulated Systems:
MAME - AdvanceMAME & MAME4ALL
CPS I / CPS II - Final Burn Alpha
Neo Geo - GNGeo
Playstation - pcsx-reARMed
Genesis - DGen
SNES - SNES9x
NES - AdvMESS
Gameboy - Gearboy
Gameboy Advance - GPSP
ScummVM
Atari 2600 - Stella
Cavestory - NXEngine
Commodore 64 - VICE

I've had and still have gazillion devices that can play GBA and NeoGeo games. Who the heck still gets excited about yet another emulator?
13 Likes #23
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.

When did a PC have to have an x86 processor to qualify as such?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer
#24
BenderRodriguez
CDR
it's not going to run the latest games (or indeed many at all)

Are you kidding? Its got thousands of games - albeit not new.. but to take you back to your childhood its great!

Emulated Systems:
MAME - AdvanceMAME & MAME4ALL
CPS I / CPS II - Final Burn Alpha
Neo Geo - GNGeo
Playstation - pcsx-reARMed
Genesis - DGen
SNES - SNES9x
NES - AdvMESS
Gameboy - Gearboy
Gameboy Advance - GPSP
ScummVM
Atari 2600 - Stella
Cavestory - NXEngine
Commodore 64 - VICE

I've had and still have gazillion devices that can play GBA and NeoGeo games. Who the heck still gets excited about yet another emulator?

Dr Sam Beckett?
#25
Couple of questions about using it as a media player:

When you run xbmc or indeed any video player can you get the device to output at 24hz (or indeed 23.976hz) and can you make the device automatically match frame rates to the source material? My WDTV does this so if I'm watching a 24p video it outputs 24p, if I'm watching 50p it outputs 50p etc.

Can it run netflix natively and in HD? My wdtv also does this.

I like my WDTV a lot but it can be clunky and buggy and every firmware update seems to make more problems than it solves but it just ticks so many boxes apart from being able to run XBMC.

I was tempted by one of those android tv boxes but it seems all but the very latest models output scaled up 720p regardless of what resolution you choose and none of them do 24p
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robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.
PC = Personal Computer, for most a personal computer is something they can create word and excel type documents, send emails and browse websites.
The Raspberry Pi can do all this albeit slower then a conventional computer and with limitations.

Its not a conventional PC, but it is by all means a PC.
1 Like #27
iainmi
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.

When did a PC have to have an x86 processor to qualify as such?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer

Since forever.
#28
good for steam streaming?
#29
joedastudd
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.
PC = Personal Computer, for most a personal computer is something they can create word and excel type documents, send emails and browse websites.
The Raspberry Pi can do all this albeit slower then a conventional computer and with limitations.

Its not a conventional PC, but it is by all means a PC.

Nonsense.

A PC isn't a PC unless it can run x86 code, end of story.
This has a risc cpu.
It is not a PC by any stretch of the imagination.
#30
are there any good forums to join to help understand how best to set these up to run the likes of XBMC etc - mine is running it but would like to understand where I can change the settings etc to make it run better and learn about iStream etc. Thanks in advance Lisa
#31
IT doesn't matter...

Basically...

1. Raspberry Pi cheerleaders "It's a PC that costs virtually nothing".
2. Public "I don't know what it is"

It's just an open SOC basically, you wouldn't call an Android phone a PC would you?

Not clever.
#32
UK Model B has been considerably cheaper through Fulfilled By Amazon (£17.49) HERE , but no, I don't have a time machine.
#33
Chris52
arduino
Not the lowest price ever.
Got 2 from Amazon seller take a bite for £17.49 each via a deal posted here.

Was that the 512k or the 256k?

512MB, there has never been a 512/256K Pi.
#34
jaffacat
are there any good forums to join to help understand how best to set these up to run the likes of XBMC etc - mine is running it but would like to understand where I can change the settings etc to make it run better and learn about iStream etc. Thanks in advance Lisa

I find this very useful http://forum.xbmc.org
7 Likes #35
robo989
joedastudd
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.
PC = Personal Computer, for most a personal computer is something they can create word and excel type documents, send emails and browse websites.
The Raspberry Pi can do all this albeit slower then a conventional computer and with limitations.

Its not a conventional PC, but it is by all means a PC.

Nonsense.

A PC isn't a PC unless it can run x86 code, end of story.
This has a risc cpu.
It is not a PC by any stretch of the imagination.

It's just an open SOC basically, you wouldn't call an Android phone a PC would you?

PC ->Personal Computer

The ability to run native x86 binaries does not a Personal Computer make.
#36
jaffacat
are there any good forums to join to help understand how best to set these up to run the likes of XBMC etc - mine is running it but would like to understand where I can change the settings etc to make it run better and learn about iStream etc. Thanks in advance Lisa

http://raspbmc.com/
#37
jaffacat
are there any good forums to join to help understand how best to set these up to run the likes of XBMC etc - mine is running it but would like to understand where I can change the settings etc to make it run better and learn about iStream etc. Thanks in advance Lisa

XBMC.org, specifically here: http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=166:)
2 Likes #38
robo989
iainmi
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.

When did a PC have to have an x86 processor to qualify as such?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer

Since forever.

Wrong again. Offer some proof to back up your claim.

Edited By: arduino on Jun 24, 2014 14:26
1 Like #39
jaffacat
are there any good forums to join to help understand how best to set these up to run the likes of XBMC etc - mine is running it but would like to understand where I can change the settings etc to make it run better and learn about iStream etc. Thanks in advance Lisa

OpenElec is one of the best OS for XBMC on pi, link below is an installation guide from a Windows P.C

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php/Installing_OpenELEC_on_Raspberry_Pi#tab=Windows
2 Likes #40
robo989
joedastudd
robo989
It's not a PC, it doesn't have an x86 compatible processor and can't run x86 code.

Please amend OP.
PC = Personal Computer, for most a personal computer is something they can create word and excel type documents, send emails and browse websites.
The Raspberry Pi can do all this albeit slower then a conventional computer and with limitations.

Its not a conventional PC, but it is by all means a PC.

Nonsense.

A PC isn't a PC unless it can run x86 code, end of story.
This has a risc cpu.
It is not a PC by any stretch of the imagination.
robo989
IT doesn't matter...

Basically...

1. Raspberry Pi cheerleaders "It's a PC that costs virtually nothing".
2. Public "I don't know what it is"

It's just an open SOC basically, you wouldn't call an Android phone a PC would you?

Not clever.
OK guys is a tablet a PC? Is a nettop, chromebook or netbook a PC?
If so then the RasPi is a PC.
IMO
A PC is defined if it can have/has a screen, input devices (keyboard/mouse or touch), have a GUI interface and can run general personal use applications like email, documents/spreadsheets and internet access.
An Android stick, tablet and smartphone can be classed as a PC (with the right accessories) while Chromecast can't.
Both an ARM netbook and an Atom netbook are classed as a PC.
A RasPi can be classed as a PC with the relevant OS and accessories, but a Arduino can't.

Saying a PC isn't a PC because its ARM is like saying all Macs with PowerPC weren't PC's.

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