Remember the $25 Raspberry Pi minicomputer we talked about a couple of months ago? Well it looks like there’s been significant progress since then. The PCB layout of the Raspberry Pi has been finalized and an alpha release has been sent to manufacture. This means that the computer should be undergoing testing pretty soon, and when all the bugs and problems are weeded out, it will probably go on to beta testing or final production stage.
In case you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pi minicomputer, it is a cheap minicomputer designed for today’s younger generation. Reminiscent of kit computers from the 1970s and 80s, these computers are meant to introduce kids to the world of computers, experimenting and even programming. The Raspberry Pi features a 700MHz ARM11 processor, 128MB of RAM, OpenGL ES 2.0, 1080p output, and a Linux operating system. It will be capable of basic tasks like checking email Twitter and more.
In addition to the basic $25 model, there’s going to be a pricier $35 variant as well, with an extra USB port, Ethernet port and 256MB of RAM. No word on a release date yet, but if testing goes well, it shouldn’t be too long until then. Find out more.
Thanks to shonagreg for the tip!