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Raspberry Pi Model B 512mb £26 with free next day del. @ RS Components
Raspberry Pi Model B 512mb £26 with free next day del. @ RS Components

Raspberry Pi Model B 512mb £26 with free next day del. @ RS Components

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The best price I can find for the model B Raspberry PI (512mb), especially given the free next day delivery. I think you may be able to use the discount code GUEST01, but only found that after I'd placed the order!
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Original Poster

Should have said from RS - can some one edit the title to include? Thanks

What does the discount code do? The price is still £26.

Original Poster

I'm not 100% sure, it came up after I ordered, so didn't include it in the deal price. I think you need to register first and then use it?

Isn't this the price EXCLUDING VAT?

Original Poster

There's no vat on Pi. I think possibly because it's classes as an educational device? My confirmation email shows no vat and no charge for p&p.

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this is better.

http://dschool.dk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/7002-thumb-600x400.jpg

1ghz and 2gb flash.

This is for the business side of the website.
If you look at the personal use side of the store it says £31.20 (£26 exc vat)

Still a good price if they deliver it.

stuartbaker80

There's no vat on Pi. I think possibly because it's classes as an … There's no vat on Pi. I think possibly because it's classes as an educational device? My confirmation email shows no vat and no charge for p&p.

Well I bought one a few days ago when I was charged VAT. If you navigate from home page it asks if its for personal or business use. I clicked personal and its showed VAT. I bought the model B and SD card bundle which is now oos but I had to pay VAT on it. Came to £32.88 including £5.80 or so vat. Not happy :-(

cubox-i.com/table/

for a media centre these might be better

ewwaxo

this is better.1ghz and 2gb flash.



What is it? Looks like a mini electric hovercraft. Apologise if hijacking thread.

Original Poster

Well mine's been despatched via parcel force for delivery tomorrow and there's no vat showing on the account screen.

ewwaxo

this is better.1ghz and 2gb flash.

Does it have video out?

Oh well I'll console myself that I'm helping out the chancellor and his deficit problem!

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vant09

http://cubox-i.com/table/for a media centre these might be better



even better

http://cubox-i.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Carrier-onevsRPi-1024x673.jpg

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Rubisco

Does it have video out?



micro HDMI

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CraigT

What is it? Looks like a mini electric hovercraft. Apologise if … What is it? Looks like a mini electric hovercraft. Apologise if hijacking thread.



Beaglebone Black. A proper single board computer. Raspberry Pi's are for children.

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imx.solid-run.com/wik…are

http://imx.solid-run.com/wiki/images/thumb/d/dd/Carrier-one.jpg/300px-Carrier-one.jpg

microSOM - This configuration has the quad processor with 2GByte memory, Gigabit Ethernet phy and the BCM4329 WiFi/BT
Standard micro USB connector 5V as a DC power
HDMI connector
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Connector
Powered 2xUSB 2.0 host ports (option with eSata port)
MIPI CSI connector
Combined MIPI CSI and DSI connector
LVDS display connector
26 pin header compatible with the Raspberry pi header
Analog audio out (PWM based)
Coax SPDIF out for digital audio
Infra red receiver
RTC (real time clock)
LEDs
8 pin header for FlexCAN, system reset and 5V / GND pins

makes a raspberry pi look like calculator tbh

vant09

http://cubox-i.com/table/for a media centre these might be better



That looks interesting...

GUEST01 does nothing. Went all the way to confirmation and still was showing as £26 despite saying I have used a promotional code.
Didn't buy in the end as I am not sure.

Surely the point of the Pi is the price. Surely these 'even better' options are just higher cost, at which point you might as well just buy one of these if you want more performance. hardkernel.com/mai…php

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darkbahamut

Surely the point of the Pi is the price. Surely these 'even better' … Surely the point of the Pi is the price. Surely these 'even better' options are just higher cost, at which point you might as well just buy one of these if you want more performance. http://www.hardkernel.com/main/main.php



beaglebone is the same price pretty much and even comes with its own OS preloaded (angstrom)

Might be of interest to some - The Wolfram mathmatical language is free to Pi owners:

wolfram.com/ras…pi/

as far as I know the CarrierOne board (soon to be renamed) are not for sale yet, they might be in the future tho

ewwaxo

even better

ewwaxo

Beaglebone Black. A proper single board computer. Raspberry Pi's are for … Beaglebone Black. A proper single board computer. Raspberry Pi's are for children.



The beagle board is 300 Mhz quicker on the CPU but has a weaker GPU - so no, the Pi is better as a media center plus, you can easily overclock the Pi to run at 1Ghz

Have at look at this to make up your mind about which one is best suited to your project .

makezine.com/mag…ck/

vant09

http://cubox-i.com/table/for a media centre these might be better

its double the price.

ewwaxo - what is that?

Watch out for hidden charges from this company - they charged me for postage on my last (and first) order with them, even though it said it was free on the invoice.

Gave up arguing with them, awful customer service.

The pi is great though!

ewwaxo

http://imx.solid-run.com/wiki/index.php?title=Carrier-One_HardwaremicroSOM - This configuration has the quad processor with 2GByte memory, Gigabit Ethernet phy and the BCM4329 WiFi/BTStandard micro USB connector 5V as a DC powerHDMI connector10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ConnectorPowered 2xUSB 2.0 host ports (option with eSata port)MIPI CSI connectorCombined MIPI CSI and DSI connectorLVDS display connector26 pin header compatible with the Raspberry pi headerAnalog audio out (PWM based)Coax SPDIF out for digital audioInfra red receiverRTC (real time clock)LEDs8 pin header for FlexCAN, system reset and 5V / GND pinsmakes a raspberry pi look like calculator tbh

Is there any reason to get one of those rather than a CuBox if you don't own any Pi accessories etc?

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lister73

The beagle board is 300 Mhz quicker on the CPU but has a weaker GPU - so … The beagle board is 300 Mhz quicker on the CPU but has a weaker GPU - so no, the Pi is better as a media center plus, you can easily overclock the Pi to run at 1Ghz



this isnt the 'media center Pi' thread.

the fact the GPU boots the OS of the Pi says an awful lot. it's just not designed to be a proper computer. The beaglebone has a Cortex found in most phones and tablets, and runs more stable than the Pi.

used as a desktop equivalent the beaglebone blows away the pi.

and lets not forget these computers can be used to perform more things beyond simple media consumption.



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norville555

Have at look at this to make up your mind about which one is best suited … Have at look at this to make up your mind about which one is best suited to your project . http://makezine.com/magazine/how-to-choose-the-right-platform-raspberry-pi-or-beaglebone-black/



thanks nice bit of info there.

Specifically, even when running at the same clock speed, the processor on the BeagleBone Black is nearly TWICE AS FAST as the processor on the Raspberry Pi. (Source 1: ARM A8 runs 2000 MIPS/MHz, Source 2: ARM11 runs 1250 MIPS/MHz)

Winner: BeagleBone Black


and look at the addons!

http://beagleboard.org/static/images/what-is-a-cape.png

sorry if I'm a bit nooby but what is Rasberry Pi actually capable of in terms of power?

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d41vny

sorry if I'm a bit nooby but what is Rasberry Pi actually capable of in … sorry if I'm a bit nooby but what is Rasberry Pi actually capable of in terms of power?



It's an introduction into the world of computer programming, can run a version of Linux, can play HD video and be used with lots of add-on boards to interact with other things.

It's on par with a basic smart phone in terms of power from basic knowledge.

what little saddo would want such a device? its amazing people actually want this worthless piece of junk

red23

what little saddo would want such a device? its amazing people actually … what little saddo would want such a device? its amazing people actually want this worthless piece of junk



Aww, diddums

It doesn't matter about speed xbmc is officially supported by the pi and is written for i. the beagle board isn't unless that's changed recently so if it's for xbmc pi all the way with a little over clocking and is spot on

ewwaxo

this isnt the 'media center Pi' thread. the fact the GPU boots the OS of … this isnt the 'media center Pi' thread. the fact the GPU boots the OS of the Pi says an awful lot. it's just not designed to be a proper computer. The beaglebone has a Cortex found in most phones and tablets, and runs more stable than the Pi. used as a desktop equivalent the beaglebone blows away the pi.and lets not forget these computers can be used to perform more things beyond simple media consumption.


This is a thread for people wanting to buy a Raspberry Pi. The Beaglebone is over twice the price. There are so many problems with your comment it is difficult to take it seriously.

Thanks for the additional comments and info, was considering getting one, but might look at the other options instead.

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donmazzei

It doesn't matter about speed xbmc is officially supported by the pi and … It doesn't matter about speed xbmc is officially supported by the pi and is written for i. the beagle board isn't unless that's changed recently so if it's for xbmc pi all the way with a little over clocking and is spot on



nowhere does OP mention xbmc. there is another thread for that here.

Thankfully there are saddos who have an interest in things like the Raspberry Pi and if it engages kids in getting under the covers of computing rather than the plug and play of modern smartphones, windows, consoles then it's a good thing. If there weren't saddos as you call in the first place we wouldn't have the kind of tech we have today.

stuartbaker80

It's on par with a basic smart phone in terms of power from basic … It's on par with a basic smart phone in terms of power from basic knowledge.

It was when it came out. You'd be hard pushed to find a smartphone as slow as a Pi these days.
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