Raspberry Pi against a tablet

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What is the functionality of Raspberry Pi and how does it differ with a tablet?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #139966

Raspberry Pi against a tablet

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Raspberry is actually a computer, that you can plug into your TV or desktop. It is not a handheld or a tablet but it can carry out a function of a normal computer. It can do spreadsheets, word documents, play a movie, or run a game. It first started out as a key to teaching computer science subject in schools. For now it doesn't have a case, but the company said that they're going to have one at summer. The OS used is Fedora Linux and will be using SD card to store memory.  It is powered by a 5v MicroUSB or 4 AA battery cells. So basically, it caters more to the academe than to the media side. 

There are 2 models of Raspberry Pi: Type A has 256MB RAM with one USB port for a mouse or keyboard but has no Ethernet port for internet. While Type B has 256MB RAM, 2 USB ports and an Ethernet port. Both types use an ARM11 processor (same processor that is used in Smartphones), that has graphic capabilities like that of an Xbox 1 or a 300mhz Pentium 2 with a GPU that can run a BluRay quality. 
 
The difference with a tablet is that first, it doesn't have a case yet. Second, you need a screen or an LCD where you can plug your Raspberry Pi unlike in tablets that there is a battery included. 3rd, it is mainly for academe purposes so don't expect graphics with that of a tablet. Third, there is no Real Time Clock  unlike that of tablets. Lastly, price of Raspberry, for both models A and B are way too much cheaper than tablets. Model A costs $25 while Model B costs 35 only.
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If you would look at its appearance, you would consider Raspberry Pi as an early example of a tablet computer, a primitive one I guess. It is a single-board computer which is about the size of a credit card.

It was developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of teaching fundamental computer science in different schools.

Even if it is the earliest form of tablet computer may be, it is already running on SoC or System-on-Chip, the Broadcom BCM2835. Besides having an SoC chip, it is also powered by ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor.

The processor supports Overclocking of up to 1 GHz with several numbers of “Turbo” modes.

This is one kind of Overclocking that is allowed and doesn’t affect its warranty.

It also includes a VideoCore IV GPU with 256 MB RAM that was later on upgraded to 512 MB.

Answered By 20 points N/A #139968

Raspberry Pi against a tablet

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