Raspberry Pi unboxing (gallery)

Raspberry Pi unboxing (gallery)

Summary: A close-up look at one of the most anticipated computers of 2012, the $40 Raspberry Pi.

TOPICS: Hardware, CXO

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  • The tiny board truly lives up to its description as being a credit card sized computer, no longer than a USB stick and easily big enough to fit into a pocket.

  • A close-up of the Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip at the heart of the board.

    The chip contains an ARM 11 processor running at 700MHz and a Videocore 4 GPU, which can play Blu-ray quality video and render 3D graphics.

  • A close up of the HDMI port that will allow the board to be connected to most modern flat screen TVs and monitors.

Topics: Hardware, CXO

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  • Easily big enough to fit in a pocket???

  • Wow, does it play PONG!

    What's the point? I could see buying this for fun hobby time and or a specific computing use, but really?
  • Your imagination is the only limit.

    It has more computing power than the Apollo 11 rocket and that made it to the moon and back. So what couldn't you do with it? Your imagination is the only limit.
  • Use your imagination.

    I have 2 PCs. One, a dual core Atom ION mini-ITX & supposedly low power consuming, runs 24/7 managing my torrents and skype. The other, a quad core phenom, high power consumer , I use only when I have some heavy processing to do.

    Just imaging how much I could save in my power bill if this Pi computer can run on only 6 watts of power. ( It supposedly requires 1.2 amps at 5 V to accommodate for spikes in power requirement). Attaching a 32 gb SD card running some version of mini Linux would serve my purpose extremely well. I would reduce my consumption from say around 120 / 130 watts down to under 10 watts. I would be saving close to 90 kwh per month. At current energy rates it would be paid for within say 3 - 4 months. I just wish they would ship it India.