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 theninth on Fri 9th Sep 2011 11:26 UTC in reply to "RE: OLPC"
theninth
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2009-08-20

I think many of us have DC-adapters lying around that would handle the job just fine. We have TV sets with HDMI, we have spare keyboards with USB and maybe a SD-card big enough to fit a OS. Many of us would have really fun with that board without spendning extra money.

Edited 2011-09-09 11:35 UTC

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RE[3]: OLPC
by joshv on Fri 9th Sep 2011 11:42 in reply to "RE[2]: OLPC"
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2006-03-18

And the people who might use the OLPC? They probably don't have these things. My point was that the Raspberry Pi is not necessarily a magic bullet for creating a cheap PC or laptop, as the motherboard is a fraction of the total cost of such a machine.

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RE[4]: OLPC
by theninth on Fri 9th Sep 2011 11:51 in reply to "RE[3]: OLPC"
theninth Member since:
2009-08-20

Oh. I missed that the comment thread was about the OLPC. Then I agree. But as I understand it, the manufactors goal with the board is to get a cheap board to youths to learn basic computer science.

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