Linux-based Raspberry Pi computer delayed due to manufacturing mistake
Matt - March 12th, 2012 12:00 PM
You all should have heard about the Raspberry Pi computer by now. It’s a credit card sized PC that only costs £22 and is capable of playing 1080p HD video. However, manufacturing problems have caused unwanted delays.
The tiny PC is supposed to be in the shipping stages by now, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the Raspberry Pi PC has had to be delayed because of a problem with some magnetic jacks.
It has been reported that the problem is with the Ethernet connectivity. The manufacturers were supposed to use integrated magnetics, but have used non-magnetic jacks by mistake, which has consequently rendered the first batch of boards pretty useless because they can’t connect to the internet!
The Raspberry Pi PC, which is on sale for just £22, is a bare-bones computer, which is simply a motherboard with USB and SD ports, and can be connected to a TV, was originally a PC designed to assist children with learning programming skills. However, since its announcement, many techies and geeks have flocked to the website to purchase one of the cheapest PCs on the market.
The specs of the credit card-sized PC are quite impressive as well, for a PC so small, with it featuring a 700MHz processor and 256MB of RAM.
The PC is also capable of playing 1080p HD video and running power-hungry games.
It has been said that more stock of the Raspberry Pi should be available next month.
UPDATE: One Raspberry Pi fan, who pre-ordered his credit card-sized PC recently, has been told that early May is the earliest he’ll receive his unit, so expect long delays for those of you who haven’t pre-ordered yet.