The Raspberry Pi is the cheapest computer out there. The bare, unprogrammed circuit board comes with a 700-megahertz processor, graphics processing unit, and 512 megabytes of RAM. To begin customizing the Pi, users connect a screen and keyboard and install the operating system Linux. Once set up, they can program it to do just about anything, from operating robotics, like Arduino can, to running Internet browsers and word processing programs, like a desktop computer can. And with a price tag just more than a moderate dinner out, experimentation is open to everyone. $35
I wish this was available 27 years ago. That would have been when I bought my son and I a laptop. Back then, we only enjoyed Dr. DOS and one hard drive and an external modem. What is this other another 'Radio Shack' type module? It's way cheaper to buy an ASUS fully loaded for the road than it would take here with peripherals. And this is the best of 2012 for 30 some bucks? Maybe a terrorist can use it. Me? Not worth my time nor my sons since he runs a fast AMD like me today.