This post written in 2012 title is “The smallest PC that can connect to your TV” – so its kinda obsolete now, since most tv’s now come as smart tvs with inbuilt wifi connectivity and ability to install apps so you got pretty much anything that can be streamed from the internet on your tv.
However small little mini pcs still have their unique uses and so this post is still somewhat relevant today, I have added a couple more alternatives to our favourite raspberry pi below to keep this updated with 2018 -2019.
Mini Raspberry Pi computer goes on sale for £22
Giving more competition to the Apple Mac and the Blackberry who are into small gadgets nowdays, a hand-held computer called the Raspberry Pi went on sale for just £22 today and was sold out within hours.
It has neither keyboard nor monitor and is pretty much a bare bones mini PC
The bare bones Raspberry Pi computer ships totally naked without any clothes( box) and costs £22. It is aimed at encouraging children to learn how to programme and code
Alternatives to raspberry pI
There are other fruits like orange and mango in contention too, but today we will focus on the banana.
Speced out with 2GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, a SATA port, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, the Banana Pi M3 challenges the Raspberry Pi 3.
Its Cortex A7 packs in a whopping eight cores and the PowerVR GPU is a capable video processor. You can run Android, as well as Linux on this baby. Its got Octa-core processing and a beefy GPU and this Banana stands out as one of the most appealing mini pc boards available.
TheMedia Board comes loaded with a 1.5GHz Rockchip RK3328 64-bit quad-core A53 processor and a Mali-450 MP2 GPU. It ships in three configurations offering 1GB ($25), 2GB ($35), and 4GB ($45) of 1600MHz LPDDR3 RAM.
There’s a bootable eMMC socket alongside the more typical MicroSD, so it’s possible to add 16GB ($14), 32GB ($19), or 64GB ($31) directly to the board
Unfortunately the Rock64 doesn’t include wireless functionality, so you’ll have to add a USB dongle. There’s also no DSI (display) and CSI (camera) interfaces
$24.95 – Check Current price at Amazon
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