Raspberry Pi computer goes on sale

Could the low-cost device spark a coding renaissance?

Could the low-cost device spark a coding renaissance?

The $35 Linux computer the Raspberry Pi, is now on sale, with the first boards expected to ship in a couple of weeks.

The Raspberry Pi is one of the lowest cost computers available. It has designed as a low-cost tool for teaching coding to children, but is also powerful enough to stream 1080p video, browse the web or write documents.

The version of the board initially on sale ships with a Linux Fedora OS and sports a 700Mhz ARM processor in a Broadcom BCM 2835 chipset and 256MB of memory. The board comes with two USB ports, 10/100 ethernet, a HDMI slot and an SD memory card slot. A $25 model with a single USB port and without ethernet will be available later in 2012.

For more on this story see The $35 Raspberry Pi computer goes on sale on TechRepublic.com.

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