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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jul '14 18:32
    http://phys.org/news/2014-07-team-raspberry-pi-advance.html

    Not bad for 35 bucks!
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    14 Jul '14 20:44
    Yeah, its nice they didn't put the price up.
  3. 15 Jul '14 08:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2014-07-team-raspberry-pi-advance.html

    Not bad for 35 bucks!
    If only it really was just 35 bucks.
    If you actually tried to buy one, you will find you have to pay for a power supply, postage, USB stick. By the time you are done, it will be more like 100 bucks.
    And that not counting the keyboard, mouse and screen.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    15 Jul '14 10:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    If only it really was just 35 bucks.
    If you actually tried to buy one, you will find you have to pay for a power supply, postage, USB stick. By the time you are done, it will be more like 100 bucks.
    And that not counting the keyboard, mouse and screen.
    This is for hobby use, so most folks would already have most of that stuff.

    Look what you would pay for an admittedly more useful Asus motherboard....
  5. 16 Jul '14 17:20
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    This is for hobby use, so most folks would already have most of that stuff.

    Look what you would pay for an admittedly more useful Asus motherboard....
    It has many potential uses.
    However, the power supply and the postage are unavoidable costs which more than double the purchase price. Here in SA, a second hand PC would probably be a better buy unless you need the small size.

    I do think the Raspberry Pi is a brilliant idea - I was just explaining why I don't personally own one.