Is CHIP the new Pi? $9 computer raises $600,000 and counting on Kickstarter

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CHIP $9 computer
The $35 Rasberry Pi was truly revolutionary when it first came out. But is there now a new kid on the build-your-own PC block called CHIP.

Although it’s easy to get excited by Kickstarter campaigns – many of which seem to be little more than publicity campaigns for companies that have ample funding from elsewhere –  the fact is that CHIP has already surpassed its $50,000 goal by quite some way (over $630,000 at the time of writing).

Like Pi, CHIP is a fully functional computer but with a smaller and more powerful processor. On board is a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, 802.11B/G/N WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The campaign is also producing “PocketCHIP” which makes the whole thing portable. The external case gives CHIP a 4.3inch touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, and 5 hour battery life.

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Chris Price
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