Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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RE[2]: OLPC
by ilovebeer on Fri 9th Sep 2011 16:22 UTC in reply to "RE: OLPC"
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

This thing is a motherboard, not a PC. Once you add battery, power supply, monitor, input devices, and housing, the price of the motherboard/CPU doesn't factor in to the equation all that strongly.

Challenge accepted:

Rasberry Pi w/ethernet: $35

keyboard, mouse, speakers: $13.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823174014

20" lcd monitor: $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254055

HDMI -> DVI adapter: $4.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814999007

7-port usb hub w/external power: 16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182146

4GB class 6 SDHC for installing Linux OS: $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208090

That's a full 1080P capable htpc for under $200, with an extremely small footprint and low power consumption. Most people, I'm sure, wouldn't need more then the Rasberry Pi ($35), a remote control with ir receiver ($20), and possibly an sdhc ($7).

Yes, there is potential here.

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