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At $35, the Raspberry Pi is small and inexpensive but definitely requires some time and dedication to set up and use. It won't replace any desktop, laptop or tablet anytime soon, but it provides a great experience for anyone wanting to learn how computers work or build their own media center. quote


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Critic reviews

7.7
9 reviews
  • Speed and features
    5.9
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    6.4
  • Expandability
    7.6
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    8.9
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User reviews

8.9
25 reviews
8.0
PC Mag Jul 16, 2012

Aimed at the adventurous or the learning oriented, the Raspberry Pi provides an outstanding platform for the small-scale system or other project of your dreams.

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6.0
PC World Dec 17, 2012

Budding programmers and video lovers with low budgets will find the Raspberry Pi delectable, but performance issues will scare away average users.

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7.0
Eurogamer May 3, 2012

A virtually complete computer for just over £20 - Raspberry Pi is a truly remarkable initiative with a wealth of potential. It's difficult to avoid the conclusion that the device is some way off being a viable entry-level consumer computer in its current form.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Aug 10, 2012

For the price of a concert ticket you get a computer the size of a credit card with enough connectivity to hook up all the essentials and enough power to play back Full HD video ... with widespread community support, the Raspberry Pi is only going to get better.

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8.0
TechSpot May 4, 2012

Considering its price, the Raspberry Pi is quite remarkable. It's obviously no powerhouse, but $35 gets you a system capable of office work, light image editing, browsing, programming, emailing and so on.

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8.0
PC Pro Apr 24, 2012

Despite its obvious limitations, the Raspberry Pi is nothing short of extraordinary. To create a capable PC for the price of a round of drinks is a magnificent achievement, especially given that many similar projects have failed to reach anywhere near that level of affordability.

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8.0
TechRadar Nov 6, 2012

This flexibility is wonderful, but it doesn't mean anything without the accompanying low cost. By pricing the Raspberry Pi so cheaply, its creators have gifted a new generation the ability to experiment without the fear of destroying either valuable equipment or ambition.

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9.0
bit-tech Apr 11, 2012

Simply put, the Pi is a marvel: there's nothing else on the planet which offers the same capabilities for an equal price. In terms of bang-for-your-buck, the Pi is nothing short of astounding - but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

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ZDNet Dec 31, 2013

Assembling and connecting all of the hardware took about 10 minutes; the most tedious part was figuring out how to put the case layers around the circuit board. Many other cases are simple boxes that you put the board in - but they don't look as cool as this layer-cake box!

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9.0
cthart cthart

The must-have device for every aspiring hacker. In fact, inspiring a whole new generation of hackers is exactly what this device is about. I had mine working soon after unpacking it. Just download one of the images made available from the Raspberry Pi website, "burn" it to an SD card and you're...

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9.0
cubanmissile cubanmissile

TL;DR For the DIY crowd, the Raspberry Pi is a great, little, hackable device that can do a lot for its price. By running Linux it can be versatile in many things, but it is limited in RAM and CPU processing power. A great buy for anyone wanting to delve into Linux or playing/experimenting with...

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7.0
KojakWeb KojakWeb

Purchased this to run as an PLEX client (XBMC + plexbmc plugin). Given how low powered this device is, it performs remarkably well. The SD slot is very fragile. Any small amount of pressure exerted on the SD slot can be enough to break it's delicate plastic housing. Without it, the pc is...

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8.0
tigrisian tigrisian

Tiny Linux machine which can control hardware devices. it is not powerful at all, but suitable for educational purpose. If you teach you kid programming, buy this one rather than expensive laptop.

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10
WareWolf801 WareWolf801

When you purchase one of these, you are in for some experimenting. Plug in a SD card, use a phone charger or usb hub to power it, and plug in some peripherals, to get started. You will want a hub of some kind, as this machine has just 2 usb ports. After you write the image to the flash drive, you...

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9.0
lighterness lighterness

Awesome little box with big delivery. I find this kinda kit amazing.. it's stimulating getting into it, learning the Linus OS.. I ran it as a webserver and it survived, can't say much more than that at this stage.

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