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Raspberry Pi - Desktop Pi

It was time for another computer shuffle in the house, with Helen complaining about the speed of her laptop - granted, it dates from just after the turn of the centuary with its single core, single thread Pentium 4 and a whopping 1GiB of RAM! So, when the kids' Acer Aspire R3700 was moved up to her den, that left the kids without a computer in the lounge... time for another Raspberry Pi!

I just happened to have a PiDesktop made by Farnell (Element14) sitting around - it just lacked a Pi. So this Pi put me into double figures! It's a cracking wee box which includes a hat that provides:

Raspberry Pi - Desktop Pi
  • Intelligent power switch
  • mSATA SSD socket for up to 1TB of on-board storage (bootable)
  • Battery backed Real Time Clock (RTC)

It's configured with Raspbian, and is fully integrated into the home network, with all user accounts accessible and NFS mounted from the server.

Specifications

Case: Farnell's PiDesktop
Board: Rapsberry Pi 3 (version 1.2)
SoC: Broadcom BCM2837
CPU: 64-bit Quad-core (ARM Cortex-A53, ARMv8-A arch) @ 1.2Ghz
GPU: Broadcom VideoCore IV@ 400 MHz
RAM: 1GiByte LPDDR2 SDRAM
Storage: Sandisk Ultra, class 10 (8GByte micro SDHC)
External Sound: Dell AX510 Soundbar
Monitor: Dell 1703FP (17inch 4:3, PVA panel)
Keyboard / Mouse: Yes, it has one of each - nothing special



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