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Date: 24 Nov 2014    Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Laptops & Tablets   

Can someone answer me these questions about raspberry pi.
1. What is raspberry pi ?
2. How to buy a raspberry pi in India?
3. What are its hardware components/accessories ?
4. What are uses of raspberry pi?
5. What is the price of raspberry pi in India ?

Have a lot of questions about Rasberry Pi? Get answers to all your queries about Rasberry Pi, including its components, price and availability in India.

Author: Vandana    25 Nov 2014      Member Level: Gold     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

  1. What is raspberry pi ?: Raspberry Pi is a computing device that fits in one single circuit board. Like any fully functional computer, it has the usual components like memory storage, microprocessing chip etc. As such it is not used by many people for heavy load of work (though you can use it like a computer for docs and spreadsheets), but primarily to teach novices, especially kids, how to use a computer.

  2. How to buy a raspberry pi in India?: You can buy it online in India at any of the popular e-commerce websites, such as Amazon India, Snapdeal, eBay, etc. You can even buy the basic starter kit.

  3. What are its hardware components/accessories?:
    • CPU: ARM1176JZF-S (ARMv6k)

    • GPU: Broadcom Videocore IV

    • Chip: Raspberry Pi chip operates at 700 MHz

    • SD card slot for storage

    • USB ports

    • Audio and video inputs

    • Memory: 256 MB[2] (for Model A and A+) / 256 MB (for Model B rev 1) / 512 MB (for Model B rev 2, B+)

  4. What are uses of raspberry pi?: As mentioned earlier, it is useful to teach a beginner the basics of how to use a computer, especially programming. Other than that, it is beneficial to engineering students for their electronics projects. What's more, you can even use it to watch videos and play games!

  5. What is the price of raspberry pi in India ?: It depends on the model you are buying as components vary from one to another. As of today, the models are: Model A, Model A+, Model B, Model B+, Compute model. Price range: Rs.2,600 to Rs.5,000+

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