$25 'Raspberry Pi' Computer Beats iPhone 4S, Tegra 2 Benchmarks

Written by John Ponio    Wednesday, 25 January 2012 16:28

Raspberry Pi Beta

A project that's been going on for a while called "Raspberry Pi" aims to bring a high-powered computer down to a more than reasonable price. For only $25, this computer can do quite a lot. From playing 1080p video with no problems, to running Quake III, this computer is quite amazing. The goal of this project is to build an affordable computer for students to use to learn programming at an early age. The computer, pictured above, uses a custom Broadcom BCM2835 chip. Some recent benchmarks places the power of this chip, and thus this computer, more powerful than NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chip as well as Apple's iPhone 4S. When you can consider how powerful that is, $25 seems like someone is getting ripped off. 


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