Raspberry Pi Rs Electronics UK Preorder £21.60

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Just saw this on RS electronic Website. This is a revolution.


  • Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU
  • GPU provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • GPU is capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • 256MB RAM
  • Boots from SD card, running the Fedora version of Linux
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet socket
  • HDMI socket
  • USB 2.0 socket
  • RCA video socket
  • SD card socket
  • Powered from microUSB socket
  • 3.5mm audio out jack
  • Header footprint for camera connection
  • Size: 85.6 x 53.98 x 17mm



    a ripper deal for a pc but not a bargain as this is rrp!!
    only available as preorder as already sold out of first batch
    You also need to order from Australian site for Australian shipments
    one for the forums


    "This is a revolution"
    Hardly. Fun for us geeks to fiddle with but in what way do you think it will revolutionise anything?

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      Hardly a revolution indeed. "Interesting" and (hopefully) cheap hardware for those who like to build their own kit. I myself am more looking forward to something like FXI Cotton Candy, which is much better packaged, barely larger than a USB flash drive and with Cortex-A9 + Mali-400MP + WiFi + 1080P HDMI out + USB for power.


        Yeah, Cotton Candy is cool but expensive at $199. Take a look at the AI HDMI Dongle, very similar but expected to go for only ~$79. Makes a pretty good compromise between the CC and the Pi, IMHO.


    Indeed this page is currently only for "register to express an interest", rather than a deal. Can't even be sure that it would be £21.60 when it's finally released, nor does it have any info on delivery to Australia.

    Moved to forums for discussions on Raspberry Pi.


    Actually farnell australia has or i should say had a preorder as well for $38(41.80 with GST). Saves the shipping. The pre-order of 10000 unit split among rs and farnell was sold out within an hour of the announcement.
    I think raspberrypi will revolutionize the industry the same way as OLPC revolutionize netbook/laptop industry in the sense that it will bring down the cost of small, underpowered PC initially and in turn will bring down the cost of medium class PC as well. even now you can see that competitor to raspberrypi is popping up to offer cheaper and more powerful version of the small computer.


      I like the Rasberry Pi and I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one but I think that's too idealistic. Normal market pressures will bring down the cost of computers already. Look at what happened to the OLPC, it was supposed to be a sub-$100 machine, but the price slid up while netbooks slid down in price. Of course the OLPC pioneered some good technologies like efficient displays and the mesh networking. Some of those technologies will flow through to consumer machines.

      What the Rasberry Pi is meant to provide, according to the creators, is a platform to get young people interested in programming. It's a much lower cost entry point than a standard PC. More power to the creators.

      Incidentally a cheap Android phone is also a good platform to play around with controlling hardware.


    I'm quite excited about this, these things are very cool. When they become mainstream, it opens up a whole new world of personal computing, wardriving, anything really.


    Have been waiting for one of these for a looooong time and by the look of it it'll be at least another 2 months.