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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Ordered from AUS and not a Business
by TheAwesome on Wed 29th Feb 2012 12:28 UTC
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pandronic said: "I don't think that the 700Mhz CPU is good enough to do 720p software video decoding",
which is true (I'd say). I do very much doubt that the 700Mhz CPU would be enought to do 720p software decoding. But 720p hardware decoding with the GPU will be definitely possible.
Some people over at xbmc.org have already ported a version of xbmc to run as an OS.
That's the main reason I'm getting mine.
oh, and how do you know that you are not part of the first batch?
As stated by RPi, the boards are physically still in China.
So both websites had no actual stock to begin with.

My order confirmation under availability says "Awaiting Deliverey" which could just mean awaiting delivery of the first batch. But who knows.

Garrrr_Pirate's comment is not even worth replying to.
Thanks Morgan for replying to it for me.

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