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Jan 6, 2012

Someone Is Paying $3,000 For This Computer With a 700MHz Processor and 128MB of RAM

What is this, the 1990s? No, not really. The computer in question is one of the first from Raspberry Pi. It's a tiny PC on a single circuit board – and the proceeds from its sale will help encourage kids to code.

The Raspberry Pi, not yet in full production, is supposed to sell for $25. It features a 700MHz ARM11 processor, 128MB of SDRAM, HDMI video output, a USB 2.0 port, and can run an OS like Ubuntu. It can even handle Quake III.

This $3,000 Pi, however, is one of the first ten pre-production units to be made, all of which are being auctioned on eBay in order to raise money for charity. The Raspberry Pi foundation plan to plough the money they raise into delivering the tiny computers to schools. The idea is to encourage kids to get to grips with coding and open-source software, which is an amazing idea. More here.

19 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is actually pretty damn cool. I swear if I was rich I'd be tempted. It's for a good cause as well which makes it even better in my opinion haha.

MRanthrope said...

getting kids into this stuff at a young age is a great idea.

BragonDorn said...

I will sell him my computer as well.

R said...

That sounds so silly!

SecondLifer said...

Great blog! Following you now!

Stormylol said...

Seems a bit pricey for what it is lol, but if you have the money then why not I guess.

NayNaySIXX said...

That's quite a temptation.

Tonkow said...

OMFG. I want it
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Zap McBlowfist said...

Looks mint eh and doing it for the kids :) +following

blaza1 said...

great post!

annoymouse said...

25$? I'll have one!

DWei said...

Whoa, that's a pretty good cause there.

Major.Mack said...

huh, nice cause i suppose

Heaven. said...

That's crazy.

The Offender said...

Cool, will have to get one when they are 25 dollars.

Tokez said...

This is awesome! I will be following daily!

Notfapping said...

I really wanted to buy one of these. Can't wait to buy it at the ordinary price.

G said...

Great idea....I miss coding

Atley said...

YES PLEASE! America needs to keep up with the times! all the lazy children who can barely work their I PODS! madening. I hope this makes a little army of coding 13 year olds.