Meet the Raspberry Pi — a bare-bones computer the size of a flash drive that costs $25.
Yes, it's real. And it's coming out next month, according to a new blog post by its developers on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website.
This little guy runs a stripped down version of Linux, an open-source operating system. Here are the specs:
- 700-megahertz processor (the iPhone has a 1-gigahertz processor)
- 128 megabytes of RAM (the iPhone has 512MB)
- SD Card slot for storage
- USB port
- HDMI Port
It still packs a punch, though — the processor is beefy enough to run Quake 3, a first-person shooter game that has some moderately intense graphics. It runs that game at about 20 frames per second at a 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution (that's about as high as most modern laptops).
Raspberry PSIs Running Quake