With the noble intention to ‘stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools’ back in February the Raspberry Pi single-board computer made its debut to the world. For $35 you get the basic components of a PC, and get endless possibilities and uses via tinkering, which what Raspberry Pi basically encourages. Now that it has gained popularity, a ripe new pick comes from the labs of the makers of this tiny board, the Raspberry Pi Model B, which gets a 512MB RAM upgrade, compared to the fixed 256 RAM you get with the older version A, while sticking to the same $35 pricepoint.
Raspberry Pi B is now shipping and even those who ordered the old Pi before the announcement will get the new one. For those who are interested to get started with Raspberry Pi computing, head on over to this quick start guide found on their website and if you think you’re ready for one, check out the ways to order on the same site.
Raspberry Pi Linux Specs
SoC Broadcom BCM2835 (CPU, GPU, DSP, and SDRAM)
CPU: 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core (ARM11 family)
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0, 1080p30 h.264/MPEG-4 AVC high-profile decoder
Memory (SDRAM): 512 Megabytes (MiB)
Video outputs: Composite RCA, HDMI
Audio outputs: 3.5 mm jack, HDMI
Onboard storage: SD, MMC, SDIO card slot
10/100 Ethernet RJ45 onboard network
Storage via SD/ MMC/ SDIO card slot