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Could a Mini Computer, a Raspberry Pi Case, and an Improved Browser Be a Desktop Replacement for Under $100?

The Raspberry Pi team announced that they've released an updated web browser for their mini-computer, addressing one of the main concerns of Raspberry Pi enthusiasts around the world. The previous browser was clunky and commanded a lot of resources from the Raspberry Pi system. The new browser is based on Epiphany, and the company says that the browser should be able to handle "all but the most JavaScript-heavy sites." It will also support HTML5, have faster scrolling, and play videos when less slow-down to the system. This is a huge step forward for the software available for the Raspberry Pi, and it has many wondering if by putting a Raspberry Pi in a case, they could have a replacement for their expensive desktop system.

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! 

Need a Replacement Part for Your Raspberry Pi Case? We Have You Covered

A lot of the work done by Raspberry Pi mini computers is experimental. Inventors, developers, and hobbyists are tinkering with the Raspberry Pi, finding new and inventive ways to put this mini computer to work in both personal and professional environments. When a piece like the RPi is being put through its paces, we know [...]

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We Have a Raspberry Pi Enclosure Coming for Model B+ this Month!

If you are a fan of Raspberry Pi mini computers, then you probably know that the company released their updated model B+ last month. This newest model has the same processor and RAM, and runs on the same operating system. However, the team at Raspberry Pi was able to integrate several updates that had been [...]

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Our Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi Will Protect the Innovations of Your Business

We recently blogged about the cool things people are doing with the Raspberry Pi computer, including building arcade games and a working photobooth. It isn't all fun and games for the Raspberry Pi, though. Many businesses are finding clever applications for this credit-card sized computer, including the all-important job of monitoring servers. The $35 computer [...]

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Which Raspberry Pi Case Is Right For Your Next Big Project?

The Raspberry Pi computer was originally brought to market as a way to give students and teachers around the world inexpensive access to computers. While the micro-computer is doing a great job achieving its original goal, it has also captured the imagination of developers and inventors around the world. Take a few minutes to browse [...]

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Cables, Monitors, and Raspberry Pi Enclosures: What Should Be On Your Shopping List

The Raspberry Pi unit is an amazing computer the size of a credit card, and it is made to be used for a wide variety of computing functions. When you order your Raspberry Pi unit, though, there will be a few things that you'll need to pick up to get it up and running. Here [...]

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Our Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi is the Perfect Way to Celebrate 3 Million Systems Sold

The team at Raspberry Pi announced another milestone in their incredible journey: they have now sold over 3 million Raspberry Pi units. The company started only a few years ago with the mission to develop a system that was affordable, portable, and accessible to students and their families everywhere. They’ve succeeded in that mission, and [...]

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Our Proto Armour For Raspberry Pi Combines Durability with Affordability

When it comes to choosing a case for your mini-computer, you want something that’s durable while remaining affordable. That’s exactly what you get with our Proto Armour for Raspberry Pi case. We don’t just test our cases in a lab environment; we put them through real-world testing to make sure they can handle anything that [...]

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A Raspberry Pi Case That Allows for Passive Cooling

The Raspberry Pi is well known for its small size that packs a big punch. One of the things that gives the Raspberry Pi its speed is that it allows overclocking, meaning that the components of the Raspberry Pi will run faster than the manufacturer intended them to run simply by altering the config.txt. Unfortunately, [...]

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