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Coming soon, Raspberry Pi computer, just $25 and handles 1080p video

Raspberry Pi computer, $25 and plays 1080p video

By Anthony Garreffa | Dec 27, 2011 11:17 pm CST

Technology is an amazing thing, just look below at the pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer, which is on its way to production. It is not much bigger than the usual USB flash drive and comes in two configurations.

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First, Model A will be $25 and includes 128MB of RAM and no network connectivity, while the Model B comes in at $35 and sports 256MB of RAM as well as an Ethernet connection. Both devices run Debian or Fedora and will have a 700MHz ARM11 SoC with support for OpenGL ES 2.0 and 1080p30 H.264 video playback.

The production units are set to include a single USB port, a flash card slot, HDMI and audio outputs, as well as various I/O headers for a serial port and more. It measures in at just 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 20mm, weighs just 40g and only requires a 5V power supply. The device had originally been conceived for academic purposes with the Raspberry Pi Foundation building their first prototype device back in 2006.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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