You own a computer. If you don’t believe me then how are you reading this? It may be big or it may fit in the palm of your hand. It has many different capabilities but you had to pay a fair amount of money to be able to use such capabilities. Raspberry Pi is a Linux based credit card size computer that has been created to get more programming based computer to students.
The small computer only costs $25/$35. While none of the accessories are included it has a slot for you to plug in everything that you need. It has a HDMI output for a monitor as well as a normal video out port. A ethernet port, 2 USB, micro USB for power, and a SD card slot which is the hard drive.
The computer runs linux based software and gives students a powerful way to program without the school spending much on hardware or much cost out of their own pocket.
In the video below it shows that power that such a little device can hold. While it seems like it may not be very powerful, the little computer can play high quality 1080p video without any problem. They sold out of their first batch of computers and plan to have many more as the product spreads across the globe.
Source: Raspberry Pi