What makes the computer so impressive (besides its price tag) is the fact that it can play 1080p HD video with no issues. The devices are intended to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools or at home. The company is looking to promote the Python programming language, alongside Basic and C among others.
For $25 you get a 3.3-inch wide board with a 700 MHz ARM11, 128MB RAM, HDMI-out, SD card slot, a USB port, audio jack and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU. For $35, you can get a deluxe edition with an ethernet port and 256MB RAM.
The computer is intended to have a keyboard attached via the USB, and then attached to a monitor or TV via the HDMI.
Here is a video of the "beta" versions of the board in action:
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Dec 2011 12:33