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Raspberry Pi Readying Launch and Production Next Month

Raspberry PiThe highly anticipated Raspberry Pi low-cost PC is readying its launch as it prepares to produce the small computers in volume next month. The Raspberry Pi team are testing the latest beta versions of the computer, and if all goes well, volume production can begin in January 2012.

There will be two models of the Raspberry Pi on offer; Model A, which costs around £16, and Model B, which costs around £22. The main difference between the two being that Model B has an Ethernet port to allow for a network connection, and Model A does not.

Liz Upton said on the company’s website:

They’re undergoing electrical testing alongside hardware and software testing at the moment, and if all goes well, the Raspberry Pi you’ll be buying in January (or by auction later this month if they all work as they should) will be exactly like one of these.

If you’d like to know what kind of performance to expect from these computers, take a look here.

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