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- July 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm #70756Lil’ ½ DeadMember
Next Thing‘s CHIP, joins the race to build the world’s most affordable computer. CHIP is a fully functional Linux-powered computer and is just about one-quarter the size of a banana and one-quarter the price of the Raspberry Pi. Yes, that means it’s only $9!
CHIP packs a 1GHz Allwinner R8 Cortex A8 processor with a built-in Mali400 GPU, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage. It also features a micro USB port, composite headphone/mic port, Wifi and Bluetooth. All this is powered by attaching a LiPo battery, DC power, or through the micro USB. The hardware is powerful enough to power LibreOffice, the Chromium browser, and a whole host of games and programs to teach programmingJuly 6, 2015 at 5:24 pm #86228Kanged_OneParticipant
Very interesting! 10 years from now, gaming PCs would be that small… probablyJuly 12, 2015 at 11:11 am #86606ghostamongyouParticipant
It’s kind of a nice novelty I guess, but who will want them? Some very poor parts of the world maybe? I can’t see there being much of a market for something like this, even though it is interesting to think about.July 18, 2015 at 5:50 pm #86969AhmysinParticipant
Looks like a smartphone in the disguise for me.July 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm #87091werty316Participant
SOLD if I can use it as an HTPC like a Raspberry Pi.August 24, 2015 at 8:46 am #88915tnecniv102Participant
waitng this item to become reality in in to my hands. so i can test it and discover other possibilities with it.
PS. i have to wait until january 2016.September 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm #92438infoporterParticipant
Now you can get a tiny linux computer for $5! See my thread I just posted about here on the Omega 2.September 26, 2016 at 9:19 am #93071vitiusParticipant
u still need a keyboard, mouse and monitor. with them i would call it an computerNovember 30, 2016 at 8:28 am #93446Admin1Guest
Yeah I read about this, not bad for $9.00 I wonder who’s going to be the first to try to OC it ? lol
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