Someone Is Paying $US3000 For This Tiny PC

What is this, the 1990s? No, not really. The computer in question is one of the first from Raspberry Pi. It's a tiny PC on a single circuit board — and the proceeds from its sale will help encourage kids to code.

The Raspberry Pi, not yet in full production, is supposed to sell for $US25. It features a 700MHz ARM11 processor, 128MB of SDRAM, HDMI video output, a USB 2.0 port and can run an OS like Ubuntu. It can even handle Quake III.

This $US3000 Pi, however, is one of the first 10 pre-production units to be made, all of which are being auctioned on eBay in order to raise money for charity. The Raspberry Pi foundation plan to plough the money they raise into delivering the tiny computers to schools. The idea is to encourage kids to get to grips with coding and open-source software, which is an amazing idea.

So far, one unit has reached $US3200, and all of them have cleared $US780. If you want to help out the foundation, check out the auction here. Otherwise, you might want to wait until the $US25 version is available. [Raspberry Pi via EE Times via The Verge]

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    Ive been following Raspberry Pi for a while now ( i think giz posted a story about it ages ago ) its a great idea, i cant wait to own one, or 5

      5 :)

        Oh yeah, and Giz did. How else would we all know about this little computer otherwise :D

    Yeh, not a fan of early adoption but same as Zac will be getting a $25 one or x5 of them!

    it should serve as a great media centre for a tv, just plug in a ethernet cable and you're set. (30 bucks something for one with ethernet i read somewhere)

      Model A is $25, B is $35. B comes with 256MB memory and ethernet.

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