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Coming soon: A thumb-sized,$23 PC for school kids!

A UK game developer has created a thumb-sized computer for school children that will cost as little as 23 dollars.

A UK game developer has created a thumb-sized computer for school children that will cost as little as 23 dollars.

David Braben has developed a tiny computer based around a USB stick called the Raspberry Pi.

With its USB port on one side and HDMI port on the other,it can function as a real PC. Having both those ports allows you to connect a keyboard and monitor respectively,reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Surprisingly,there’s enough room for a 700 MHz ARM11 processor,128 MB of RAM and OpenGL graphics with enough power to display 1080p video.

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The computer will give you the ability to browse the web at reasonable speeds and do basic PC tasks such as word processing.

Braben’s little PC is versatile,too. There is a 12 megapixel camera module,an SD card slot for storage,and that’s where you install the operating system of your choice such as Ubuntu or other open-source operating systems.

Braben hopes to roll out the first Raspberry Pi device within the next 12 months.

First published on: 09-05-2011 at 12:29:26 pm
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