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Offline vinceASPECT

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2011, 05:33:08 AM »
What i was told in terms of chip speeds was simply this.

An Arm chip at say 1 ghz would be running certain flavours of Linux
at similar performance and speed to an Atom 1.6ghz running windows.

So a 700 mhz arm, with the right fast Linux behind it....would perform
ok as a computer. Given the above spec.

I don't know if these stories are true or not. I have used slate computers
containing a 300 mhz wm8050 Arm chip and they are perfectly fine for
web browsing. Perhaps Flash video is a little slow...but otherwise they are ok.
(Android 2.2 Froyo OS)

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2011, 05:41:21 AM »
Adobe's Flash 10.3 for Android 2.2 and later supports only ARM Cortex-A8 and above, do not work on low-end phones with ARM5 CPU.
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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #47 on: July 25, 2011, 06:13:00 AM »
Oh, compared to Windows, I see ;)
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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2011, 12:00:23 PM »
Substantial news: homepage has undergone total rewriting, and now there is much more information and an ebullient forum, which I just posted some questions (involving TC too, of course) to:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2011, 06:55:30 AM »
Yes, it should be on sale to the public by November 2011. At the price they
first stated.

After my experiences using a 300mhz Arm slate computer (Android) i feel that the RP is probably quite a capable little computer with the right Linux on it.

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2011, 07:20:36 PM »
My friend had 2 portable USB mini laptop HDs, cigarette case size, good for a swap.

The Raspberry Pi most probably has only USB-2 interfaces, but it`s still very fast.

I`m very suspicious of this, talk of a $100 NetTop has never materialized.

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2011, 01:46:43 AM »
I`m very suspicious of this, talk of a $100 NetTop has never materialized.

I was doubtful too, but, attending their forum/blog, and perceiving the amount of hard work, interest and zealots building up around the project, I am getting more and more confident about it getting real. We'll see...

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2011, 11:31:40 AM »
If the Raspberry Pi turns out to be the $100 NetBook I`ll be surprised and very pleased.

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2011, 09:16:26 PM »
hello

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

well it looks like full steam ahead.

they should have the final credit card sized board ready in a little while. It will be in a housing and
ready for practical home usage.

The analogue TV connector is very handy. Even today there are still millions of
analogue tv's around.  i presume the credit card sized final board will be in a housing and
have the rasberry pi logo and  be in packaged in a box with  perhaps an sd card containing Debian
or whatever. The keyboard, mouse and video cable are customers responsibility



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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #54 on: February 29, 2012, 02:12:26 AM »
Hello

well the new Rasberry Pi PC computer has finally gone on sale to the world.

You can buy the Rasberry Pi "model b" computers from today!

Interestingly the "model A" computer has recieved an unusual free upgrade to 256 megs of RAM.

This makes the $25 model A computer a better buy now. You can get new 99 cent USB "ethernet" internet adapaters and new 50 cent USB 4 hubs on ebay.  This leaves you with the power of a model B machine for just the price of a model A

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

All the computers are being sold by 2 proper distributers now. It's 2 global distributors and the computers will be sold in their stores and their catalogues globally. The computers will also
be manufactured by these 2 companies so "volume" manufacture won't be limited to 10 thousand
units. They will be able to manufacture say 100 thousand computers or as demand requires.

Through the distributor you will also be able to place BULK orders for Rasberry Pi machines to the
same name and address. This is handy for schools and other buyers. (or even re-sellers if such a thing exists)

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #55 on: February 29, 2012, 02:17:35 AM »
regarding price, see:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,10866.msg69125.html#msg69125

I'm still sceptic on $25 for Model 'A'.
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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #56 on: February 29, 2012, 02:31:52 AM »
Yes

it must be impossibly difficult to release a product globally. Considering such things as import taxes
and duty and carriage and shipping and insurance.

Rasberry Pi is a british company and as a result the "model b" is indeed available for me to buy
at exactly the price they mentioned 6 months ago..($35)....it's 21.60 UK pence at Farnells website.

I think the "model a" pricing will be exactly as they said also....when it arrives on sale in about 2 months it will be just 14.99 uk pence to me here. I think the free upgrade to 256 megs of ram is a great thing for the model A.  You really don't need to buy a Model B....the Model A can do all the same stuff for 7 dollars less money IN MY CASE IN THE UK

However, i do share your conerns about pricing.....if the Pi foundation marketted this whole computer as being a $35 dollar computer plus shipping....then THAT is exactly what you should get at least in the USA. (if peope are seeing these machines costing $65 then the whole "buzz" of a real cheap PC computer has gone out of the window reallly)

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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2012, 02:45:03 AM »
I'm in EU (Hungary) so between locall Farnell and UK farnell no import duties only shipping (inc. ensurance) and well, local margin.

Also. RAspberry states that purchase is limited for 1 unit, however Farnell here is giving quantity discounts for higher volume purchases.
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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2012, 03:04:36 AM »
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Re: 25 dollar computer coming
« Reply #59 on: February 29, 2012, 03:10:35 AM »
Markus

ahh right....Hungary.

just looked at buying one now...from Farnell.  (pre order)

Farnell are selling KITS with everything you need. This is a great idea
because it's still a low cost PC that people may be interested in.

You get in a the KIT....a 4 port USB hub...a 4 gig SD card and a wireless mouse
and a bluetoothe dongle for a bluetoothe keyboard.

I think supplying the Pi with just an SD card is a good idea.

Also it's noticeable that the new boards have had the SD slot made flush to the
edge. That is a good ergonomic design. They have also left all the PIN headers
open on the board allowing other hardware to be connected.

The foundation infact make several other hardware boards for the Pi including
the GERT board and later the HIGH DEF camera.

having seen the improvement on the model A getting 256 ram i think the
foundation have made the Pi computer real interesting now

Vince.