Posted on September 04, 2014
While the price of the desktop computer has continued to fall (significantly with the introduction of tablets), the price is still often out of reach for low-income families. However, a Raspberry Pi unit and case would cost less than $100, making it much more affordable for millions of families. The updated browser would allow families to utilize the internet, giving them access to more resources than they had before. Of course, the Raspberry Pi wouldn't be able to do all of the functions that many desktop computers can do, but it does start to bridge an access gap that up until now had no real solution. The mini computer could also serve as a secondary computer for families with multiple computer users, especially for those who primarily just need access to the internet for Facebook and email. A price tag of less than $100 beats out even the cheapest netbooks on the market.
Our Raspberry Pi case is built for durability, so no matter how you decide to put your RPi to work, our case will have you covered. The solid steel casing will protect the inner workings of the Raspberry Pi while still giving you plenty of access to ports and plugs. Get a Raspberry Pi, a case, and the latest browser and see if this is the affordable desktop replacement you've been searching for!