The Raspberry Pi (Model B) is a computer board that holds 512 megabytes of RAM. This miniature ARM-based PC goes into the USB port of a keyboard or a TV for use with games, high-definition video, spreadsheets and word-processing. This computer board was designed to work with Linux kernel based operating systems.
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What else do I need to make it work?
At a minimum, HDMI monitor (or DVI monitor with an HDMI to DVI converter cable), a power supply, USB hub, USB mouse, and USB keyboard.
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This computer board has 512 megabytes of RAM. It was designed with a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC. This design has a VideoCore IV GPU and an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor. It can be installed with its two mounting holes and the USB data ports provide power. It also includes a reset circuit. This computer board works with an SD card instead of a drive or built-in hard disk; the SD card is not included.
This computer board was launched in early 2012. Part of the purpose of this product is to advance computer learning in emerging areas like India. Nonetheless, most of them have gone to the US and UK (1- to 1.2 million by April 2013, reports TechCrunch).
- CPU 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core (ARM11 family)
- GPU Broadcom VideoCore IV, OpenGL ES 2.0, 1080p30 h.264/MPEG-4 AVC high-profile decoder
- Memory (SDRAM) 512 MB
- Video outputs Composite RCA, HDMI
- Onboard storage SD, MMC, SDIO card slot
- Audio outputs 3.5 mm jack, HDMI
- Network 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 onboard network
- Manufacturer Part No RASPBRRY-MODB-512M
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