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The Raspberry Pi 7 Reasons To Get A Raspberry Pi 7 Reasons To Get A Raspberry Pi I'm sure you've heard of the Raspberry Pi by now. If not, you're in for a treat. It's a tiny little computer that's dirt cheap and incredibly customisable. Here at MakeUseOf, along with most geeky... Read More microcomputer’s most affordable model, known as the Model A, has gone on sale in Europe, and will go on sale in the rest of the world “very soon” according to the Raspberry Pi foundation. So while only Europeans can currently get their hands on the ultra-affordable computer, those of us in the rest of the world can rest assured that we too shall be able to play around with this staggeringly cheap piece of hardware soon enough.

The new Model A Raspberry Pi comes in $10 cheaper than the Model B, which has already been wildly successful with over a million units sold Raspberry Pi Drivers Are Now Fully Open-Source [Updates] Raspberry Pi Drivers Are Now Fully Open-Source [Updates] Owners of the Raspberry Pi have received some good news with the announcement that all of the tiny ARM computer’s SoC drivers are now available as open source. Better still, all of the open source... Read More . Not that the Model B was expensive at only $35, but it just might help put the device in the hands of more people and that is certainly a good thing, especially since the intention of the device is to get more young people learning to code 10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming 10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming For the average kid, computers and smartphones are fun tools. Education comes much later. Getting a kid excited about programming might take some doing because logic needs a bit of time to develop. It is... Read More . More skilled programmers means more useful programs for us, and that is most certainly a cause for celebration.

The Model A Lacks some of the features of the Model B. First, there is no ethernet port. Instead, there exists only one USB port and 256MB of RAM, compared to 512MB on the Model B. However, it also consumes around a third less power, which opens up a slew of new options for running it. It will still run XBMC, which makes this quite possibly the cheapest media center you can get your hands on.

All Model A Raspberry Pi devices are being made in Wales. Soon they may also be made in Sony’s Pencoed factory, which is currently cranking out Model B units at a rate of about 4000 units a day.

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Source: TechCrunch

 

  1. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 8, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I wish this was available when I was in school. New generations are lucky.

    • Mac Witty
      February 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      The word of every generation adults (But I agree!)

      • Nevzat Akkaya
        February 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm

        you're right :)

    • Dave LeClair
      February 19, 2013 at 4:49 am

      Definitely. Tech just keeps getting better!

      • Nevzat Akkaya
        February 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

        and we're getting older too :)

  2. Muo TechGuy
    February 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I'm pretty sure you also lose the network socket in this model, which sucks.

  3. Jan Hovancik
    February 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm
  4. Scott Macmillan
    February 7, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love the Pi.I see that a new camera version kit will soon be available.The computer tool for the people.!!!

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