Raspberry Pi sells out in under a day

Pre-orders for the Linux-based Raspberry Pi computer have sold out within the first day

By - March 1, 2012
Raspberry Pi Logo

Despite being the size of a credit card, the $35 (R261.66) Raspberry Pi Linux computer is already enjoying huge sales success.

The device became available for pre-order on Wednesday (29 February) and was sold out within a few hours.

The single-board device features a 700MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, an SD card slot, two USB ports, an Ethernet port, and HDMI/RCA outputs.

The Pi is capable of running games such as Quake III and can stream 1080p HD video; however the main focus of the device is expected to be implementation in educational institutions where cost has previously been too great a hurdle to overcome.

Meanwhile the cheaper Raspberry model scheduled for release later this year has received an unexpected specification bump. The model A Raspberry Pi will now ship with a full 256MB of memory rather than the original 128MB.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Share your thoughts

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us



How much data do you use per month?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

I went to my first F1 Grand Prix, and it was beyond epic

Mercedes F1

The 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix saw a Mercedes one-two finish – which was a good thing, considering I was sitting in the team garage on race day.

VU video streaming – rebadged MTN FrontRow with cheaper prices

VU logo

MTN FrontRow has been rebranded as VU, with promotional subscription prices to match ShowMax.

This is what it takes to stop South African criminals from stealing batteries


Poynting Antennas has developed the MagiCube to stop criminals from stealing base station batteries.

Huge queue for Cell C 100GB for R100 deal in Cape Town

Cell C LTE

Cape Town residents have been queueing since 04:00 to get their hands on Cell C’s LTE launch promotion.


Newsletter Subscription

Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image

Free MyBroadband Newsletter