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New $25 Raspberry Pi Linux PC Arrives; Low RAM, High Efficiency
 
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New $25 Raspberry Pi Linux PC Arrives; Low RAM, High Efficiency  
 
The small-sized PC consumes only a third of the power of its predecessor.   
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Tuesday, February 05, 2013 The Raspberry Pi project was introduced to enable ultra-cheap Linux personal computer running Ubuntu on an ARM processor. The device has been gaining a lot of attention since then, courtesy its low cost and easy application.

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It is a known fact that since they announced the launch of the low cost device, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has been struggling to manage the huge orders that are pouring in, to the extent that they keep going out of stock. Reportedly, the foundation has sold over 1 million units, since the April 2012 launch. However, the point to note here is that they were ‘Model B’ version, so where is the ‘Model A’?

The Foundation has announced the availability of the Model A in Europe. So what’s new with this version? Well, this one comes with a smaller DRAM, from 512 MB to 256 MB, sans the Ethernet port. Even the USB port is only one this time. Despite, the performance only goes up! “The new model is power efficient enough to run on solar power and is perfect for robots, sensor platforms in remote locations, Wi-Fi repeaters attached to the local bus stop and so forth" according to the designers.

The Foundation is still working on developing special software, which will improve the processor and battery life.



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