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: OLPC
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 8th Sep 2011 23:21 UTC in reply to "OLPC"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

We'll see how much the Raspberry actually is when its released and what it actually looks like when in production.

Its exciting that prices are dropping quickly for computers/tablets. I do agree with the general sentiment, that it makes a ton more sense to just re-purpose an existing hardware design, than to create one from scratch. ViewSonic is going to release a 7 inch tab for $200 retail. Heck the kindle is around 100. It also has a huge battery life. Those might be extremely beneficial, when preloaded with tons of books ( do they still have substantial on board storage? Not really sure about that).

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