Saturday, December 24, 2011

Raspberry Pi computer release date

Raspberry Pi computer release date ; Cash-strapped gadget fans will soon be able to get their hands on a new “bare bones” PC that costs £16. The Model A Raspberry Pi uses a microchip similar to those in mobile phones.

It is the brainchild of video game expert David Braben, who designed it as a way to inspire young people to start a career in technology. The makers, based in Cambridgeshire, say the first circuit boards are complete and production is due to start next month.

Raspberry’s Liz Upton said: “Once we’re happy this test run is fine we’ll be pushing the button immediately on full scale manufacture in more than one factory.”

The circuit boards, which contain a processor and a USB port, are now undergoing electrical, software and hardware tests.

The Raspberry, which fits easily into your hand, will have a basic version, the £16 Model A which does not have a network connector and a Model B, costing £22, which does connect.

Raspberry Pi had intended to have the devices on the market by the end of 2011 but development delays have put back the launch by about three

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