25 USD ARM11 Linux Computer

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has designed a 25 USD Linux computer prototype for computer education in both the developing and developed worlds. The foundation, a registered British charity, plans to develop, manufacture, and distribute the USB key-sized computer within the next 12 months.

Their computer has a USB key form factor and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low-cost tablet.

Provisional specifications:

  • 700MHz ARM11
  • 128MB of SDRAM
  • OpenGL ES 2.0
  • 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
  • Composite and HDMI video output
  • USB 2.0
  • SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
  • General-purpose I/O
  • Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)

This device is much cheaper than OLPC XO (target price 100 USD), however, it does not include a keyboard, display nor batteries, so the market is different as it won’t work in places where electricity is unreliable.

Watch the video below of David Braben introducing the 25 USD module.

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3 Replies to “25 USD ARM11 Linux Computer”

  1. This is the preorders page for EOMA-68-compliant Allwinner Cortex A8 CPU modules(cost from 15$ or higher) like Raspberry Pi:

    rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/orders/

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