Wowzers just got a shipping notice from Newark/Element14. This is a couple weeks before I was expecting. Still need to buy a power supply (I own no smart phones, kindles, etc.).
Let me know where you pick one up at...this has been a confusing concept for me yet as to why they do not sell them.
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Any other comments, engadget blasted it in their review.
" In fact, simply launching Engadget was enough to pin the CPU and bring the OS to a standstill for at least a few minutes."
How are you supposed to develop on that? You can get a 35 dollar PC on craigslist that will load their website.
Have you tried to load engadget on a slower machine like a smartphone or a lower-end tablet? It's not a quick-loading website. Twitter/engadget feeds, RSS, long page, lots of images, etc. Try loading the full version of engadget on your smartphone.
I've got a Pentium 4 box here with Win7 on it - you should try using it. It's kind of the same experience (OK, a P4 is faster).
And yes, the Pentium 4 box cost me $15 - and it also weighs like 10 lbs and sucks 200 watts or so.
I could say the same thing about a smartphone...why spend $300-$600 for a device that is slower than my $15 Pentium 4 box?
Seems better in every way. Now, if the Pi was the motivation for VIA to design such a board, then they definitely deserve some credit.
The GPU is weaker (limited to 720p vs 1080p on the Pi) although that one has more RAM. Trade-offs. I'll take the Pi for 1080p. Waiting so I can use it as a secondary XBMC box upstairs. Still haven't seen something better for the price (and the Pi is for a good cause also).
I'd buy one if Raspberry-Pi included a SATA controller and they packaged it in a small case with room for an optional 2.5" hard drive. =/
Is there any ARM based, Ubuntu running, already in a case and ready to deploy? All I see are bare PCB based systems. I would like something more than a 800Mhz single core system.
you fail to grasp what this is all about.
As far as Ubunutu goes, there was rumor to eventually make one but, there is a Debian distro out so it's close enough.
The Raspberry pi doesn't even have there educational demo units out yet. Those aren't expected till q4/q1 2013.
Once system code optimizations have improved 700 mhz will be a lot to work with. These have been out for about 3 months. All Dev work is done by people with there free time. So if you want a distro to come out faster hit their forums and start coding and compiling or else wait like everyone else.
For cases, check ebay or shapeways. They have some cases that you can get 3d printed for you. but they run fine on a desk. I set mine on a static bag and run it that way when im playing with it.