Raspberry Pi, a $35 Computer (The Price of a Textbook) Is Shipping Now
The much hyped and eagerly awaited Raspberry Pi — a $35 computer the size of a credit card — is finally moving out of the testing room and into consumers’ hands.
If you were one of the lucky 10,000 people who were able to pre-order the first run of the Raspberry Pi back in March, you should be receiving your mini-computer by April 20.
And by mini, we mean miniature and stripped down. The Raspberry Pi computer is built around the ARM chip that is used in most mobile phones. There is no cover for the computer and it doesn’t come with a mouse, keyboard or screen.
However, it runs Linux and can be used for word processing, watching hi-def video and surfing the Internet.
As for the tens of thousands of people who missed the unexpectedly short pre-order window — the computer sold out of its first run just minutes after going on sale — we’re sorry to tell you there is still no word on when you will be able to get one of these bare-bones babies.