Raspberry Pi enters production

Manufacturing of the sub R300 Raspberry Pi Linux computer has begun

By - January 12, 2012 Share on LinkedIn
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A computer system that should retail for around $35 (R283.20) has entered into the manufacturing stage, according to an announcement by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

The system, which features a 700MHz ARM11 CPU and 256MB of RAM, is expected to go on sale “within the next few weeks”.

The Raspberry Pi foundation based in the UK has been working since 2009 with the aim of developing a low cost computer that children could use to assist learning.

The foundation is expected to offer two separate models with differing hardware configurations. The initial manufacturing run will focus on the “B” model, the higher end R283.20 model. The following manufacturing run will produce the “A” model which is set to retail for $25 (R202.28). The “A” model will ship with 128MB of RAM and lacks hardware features like an Ethernet controller.

The Pi can be plugged into a television via the on-board RCA and HDMI outputs, and input devices can plug in via a USB port.

Read the full story at: Ars Technica.

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