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posted by janrinok on Wednesday May 24 2023, @02:31AM   Printer-friendly
from the it's-almost-over dept.

According to Raspberry Pi CEO, Eben Upton, in an interview with YouTuber Jeff Geerling, the company put together 750,000 Raspberry Pi units in the first quarter of the year. That isn't a lot, but it also says that it's on track for building 2 million units this second quarter, helping it fill backlogged orders and paving the way for "unconstrained" supply during the remaining half of the year. Ultimately though, it means that you should expect units such as the Raspberry Pi 4 to be more widely available by the end of this year.

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  • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday May 24 2023, @04:23PM (2 children)

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday May 24 2023, @04:23PM (#1307947)

    At the $250 point, for a software only project like a Pi hole, there are so much more capable things out there in the NUC and smaller form factors.

    I do hope the sane market prevails. I don't blame the Pi Foundation for preferring to supply people series manufacturing things with Pis over hobbyists. It's nearly impossible to discriminate a hobbyist from a scalper on the purchase portals, but if any of these series manufacturers' assigned MAC addresses show up in scalper hands, you can definitely mark them as "bad actor" and stop supplying them.

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  • (Score: 2) by Booga1 on Saturday May 27 2023, @03:48PM (1 child)

    by Booga1 (6333) on Saturday May 27 2023, @03:48PM (#1308507)

    It's amazing how focused people are on the Raspberry Pi. I have a friend who wants to hook one up to his TV for retro game console emulation. I've pointed him to several alternatives that are still reasonably priced, but he's probably going to get an RPi anyway.
    He doesn't want to manually install everything from scratch or modify configs every time he wants to do something with it.The convenience of being able to follow instructions on websites outweighs the cost.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Saturday May 27 2023, @05:19PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday May 27 2023, @05:19PM (#1308517)

      Yep. I do a lot of original development and I still value the Raspberry Pi ecosystem for the time it saves me in getting common stuff done/working.

      Now, on principal I won't overpay for a Pi because that enormous support community only exists due to the exceptionally consistently low prices of Pi hardware and the relatively few configurations as compared with number of units sold.... But the value is there.

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