Grab it while you can because stocks won’t be around for long. The Raspberry Pi DIY computer is surely one of the most underrated kits of recent times. This little computer has been a massive seller and may well inspire the next Bill Gates in the UK.
UK Retailer Farnell is selling the Pi for only £30 (excluding delivery) but you won’t get anything other than the motherboard with the components soldered on it. You can read the review of the Raspberry Pi Mk1 here.
This new version, which still has the same size, comes with the same Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz ARM1176JZFS processor with FPU and Videocore 4 GPU, but with more RAM (512MB), a SD card slot and the following sockets; HDMI, micro USB, RCA, USB 2.0, Ethernet, audio out jack.
It runs a number of open source operating systems (though we’re not sure whether Windows RT will ever be able to run off it). We have also noted that there are a number of similar devices cropping up here and there, most of them without the wealth of connectors though.
A number of the HDMI dongles that have appeared on the market offer more powerful processors with onboard memory but with connectivity limited to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, a microUSB port and HDMI.