Raspberry Pi now up for general order

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raspberry-pi-pc.jpgRaspberry Pi, “the little PC that could”, is now available on general sale, with stocks replenished and the initial per-person order cap lifted.

The $35 case-less PC, little bigger than a mobile phone, is now available from resellers like Element 14 and RS Components. With demand still high however, RS Components are stating their shipments won’t reach customers until September, with a 5-week wait from Element 14.

The initial run of the Raspberry Pi proved incredibly popular, with an estimated 350,000 units sold. Powered by a 700Mhz ARM11 processor and a smattering of ports, it struck a chord particularly with HTPC users, hooking the machine up to their AV set ups thanks to its stellar 1080p video playback.

With demand remaining high, the Raspberry Pi foundation are now having to churn out 4,000 of the mini PCs per day.

Gerald Lynch