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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.


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
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 Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn LiveJournal NewsVine reddit StumbleUpon Twitter
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