Pi, cel mai ieftin computer din lume, scos pe piata

Data: 1/03/2012 | Autor: .

PI04RS Components a anuntat ca incepe sa primeasca comenzi pentru cel mai ieftin computer din lume. Botezat “Pi”, gadgetul IT este mai mic decat o carte de credit si costa numai 35 de dolari.

In ciuda marimii reduse, nu este cel mai mic computer din lume. Acesta este FXI, lansat tot in aceasta saptamana. Cititi toate detaliile aici.

Fata de prototipul prezentat de GadgetReport in vara anului trecut, computerul Pi a fost modificat, astfel ca generatia a doua include un procesor de ARM11 de 700MHz, 256MB SDRAM, o conexiune 1080p30 H.264 HDMI si doua porturi USB 2.0.

Raspberry Pi vine cu o placa 10/100 Ethernet si un SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot. Gadgetul ruleaza Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python.raspberrypi

Mai multe detalii aflati pe pagina fundatiei sau din comunicatul de presa de mai jos.

Gadgetul poate fi cumparat de pe site-ul Premier Farnell sau de pe cel al RS Components.

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RS Components Announces Launch of Raspberry Pi $35 Computer

New low cost credit card sized computer now available to pre-order from RS websites

OXFORD, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, today announced that the revolutionary credit card sized single-board computer from the Raspberry Pi Foundation is now available to pre-order from RS websites around the world. Created for educators, programmers, developers and IT enthusiasts, the kits can be pre-ordered at rswww.com.

“Raspberry Pi provides a revolutionary low cost platform, which opens up programming to a whole new Audience. We are very honoured to have been chosen to work with the Foundation as a distribution partner at the launch of this exciting new tool.”

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity established to promote the development of computer development skills in education across the globe. Its vision is for Raspberry Pi to provide budding IT developers and programmers with a base platform to exploit the full power and potential of computing within the Linux environment, at a remarkably low cost. As such, Raspberry Pi computers act as an enabler for the next generation of programmers to enter the IT industry.

RS was selected as a distribution partner for Raspberry Pi because, in the eyes of the Foundation, it connects with engineers across the globe throughout their careers. As such, the company is well positioned to provide Raspberry Pi adopters with support, advice and access to additional resources as they embark on new development activities. It was particularly impressed with the DesignSpark community and resources provided for new developers working on Open Source designs.

“RS has always been a trusted and reliable partner for engineers across the globe. The RS DesignSpark community and their free PCB design software connects with engineers throughout their career, and is being adopted by many universities around the world,” said Eben Upton, founder and trustee of Raspberry Pi. “This ethos of providing resources for engineers, along with the company’s support for open source design, makes RS the ideal distribution partner for Raspberry Pi.”

Glenn Jarrett, Head of Marketing, Electronics, at RS Components, added, “Raspberry Pi provides a revolutionary low cost platform, which opens up programming to a whole new audience. We are very honoured to have been chosen to work with the Foundation as a distribution partner at the launch of this exciting new tool.”

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