Posted on August 30, 2011, Phil Owen Watch This $25 Computer the Size of a Credit Card Run Quake III
Hey, so maybe it’s not so exciting that you can build a computer for $25 that can play Quake III. That s–t is oooooooooold, after all. Nobody would say that playing Quake III is exactly demanding on the current generation of computer hardware.
But what if somebody built a $25 computer, and made it the size of a credit card? Would that be more surprising and/or exciting? I should think so. That’s how I feel about it anyway. Enter the Raspberry Pi ARM-powered Linux box. Here’s what this thing has inside it:
128MB or 256MB of SDRAM
OpenGL ES 2.0
1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
Composite and HDMI video output
SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
Optional integrated 2-port USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller (for $5-10 more)
Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)
Crazy, right? OK, so watch this thingie run Quake III.
You can follow the progress on this baby here.