For your money, you get the most bare-bones of bare-bones PCs. A Raspberry Pi device features only the PCB board and its attached components. There’s no case or power supply included, so you’ll have to obtain those separately. Most people likely already have what they need for power—a micro USB cable and a spare 5W charger—but the case will likely have to be purchased if you don’t already have one on hand.
The board itself features a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit Broadcom ARMv8 processor, 1GB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, ethernet and a microSD slot. If you need ideas for what you can do with it, we’ve got both practical and whimsical suggestions for you.
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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.