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First batch of Raspberry Pi mini-computers ship next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Apr 2012 9:29 User comments (3)

First batch of Raspberry Pi mini-computers ship next week Despite past delays, the first batch of Raspberry Pi mini-computers will ship to customers who pre-ordered it starting next week.
There are only two distributors of the computer, which sells for $35. The two sites, Premier Farnell and RS Components, said they were seeing 700 orders per second, crashing the sites on the first day of pre-orders.

RSC has been inviting customers who registered interest to order, in the order they signed up: "We are delighted to have the first batch of fully compliant products in our warehouse. There has been a great deal of anticipation for Raspberry Pi since its launch at the end of February, and it is important that we provide a delivery guarantee to customers when they place their order."

Those lucky enough to have ordered first will get their device by April 20th.

For $35 you get a 3.3-inch wide board with a 700 MHz ARM11, 256MB RAM, HDMI-out, SD card slot, a USB port, ethernet, audio jack and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU.

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3 user comments

115.4.2012 21:35

Might check one out,they sound cool..

215.4.2012 22:25

Same here....I hope that the hype surrounding their performance is real.

323.4.2012 02:55

So long as the OS supports torrent clients and http downloads at a very reasonable power consumption I would be willing to pay even $50/- + shipping for it. Unfortunately India is not in their shipping destination list.

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