Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE[2]: Low cost PC potential?
by pandronic on Wed 29th Feb 2012 11:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Low cost PC potential?"
pandronic
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Yeah, I was thinking about the RAM, it's a bit on the low side considering that it's also shared with the GPU. Also I don't think that the 700Mhz CPU is good enough to do 720p software video decoding. Does the Pi have any built-in codec support?

But anyway, this is less important. Considering the massive success this thing is about to have, there will surely be a Model C with specs along the line of what you said. I can't wait ;)

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