Random-access memory Stories November 10, 2014

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a big small upgrade to is Pi lineup today. The A+ is a sub 2.5-inch square (65mmx55mm vs. 86mm for the B+ and A) and uses less power and adds some nice improvements:

  • More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins. The Model A+ is compatible with the HAT standard for add-on boards.
  • Micro SD. The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
  • Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.

The big deal is the even cheaper $20 price point, $15 less than either of the previous models.

Need some inspiration of what to build? Check out some compilations, more, more…or just check the forums. My favorite? AirPlay Mirroring.

You can pick up a  $20 Pi A+ or the $35 B here.

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Random-access memory Stories November 8, 2014

 

Kmart has the ZTE Whirl Android 4.3  smartphone (also at Best Buy) for $19.99 with free max shipping or pickup. That’s half off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen for an new Android phone. This one has a 3MP camera and front facing camera for video chatting, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.

While not a high end phone by any stretch of the imagination, its $20 cost makes it a good backup, great kids “phone” or standalone GPS or other dedicated device.

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Random-access memory Stories August 15, 2013

As one of its Daily Deals, eBay via the official Acer store is offering a refurbished Acer 11.6″ Chromebook 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD for $130 with free shipping. That is a total savings of 35% off retail and easily the lowest price we’ve ever seen for a Chromebook. Don’t let the refurbished condition scare you away from this deal. It is offered by Acer direct (not some shady 3rd party) and includes a 14 day return policy and 90 day warranty.

This machine is perfect for those of you who just need a computer for everyday tasks like web browsing, email, and YouTube. Tech specs include 2GB of RAM, 11.6″ screen, and a 320GB hard drive. But the real star of this computer is Google OS. It requires little maintenance, automatically updates, never slows down and boots this Chromebook up in less than 20 seconds.

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Random-access memory Stories November 24, 2011

Best Buy offers the 2.38-lb. Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.6Ghz 11.6″ Widescreen Notebook, model no. MC968LL/A, for an in-cart price of $849.99. With free shipping, that’s $149 under what Apple charges, $70 under our August mention, and the lowest price we’ve seen for this model. (It’s also $50 less that Apple will charge tomorrow) Sales tax is added where applicable. This latest MacBook Air includes an Intel Core i5 1.6GHz “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor, 11.6″ 1366×768 LED-backlit display, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. expand full story

Random-access memory Stories November 9, 2011

PCConnection has the refurbished Acer Iconia A500-10S6u Tegra 250 16GB Honeycomb Tablet for $289 with free shipping.  That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this tablet and one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for a 10 inch 720P Android tablet.   Features include an NVIDIA Tegra 2 250 1GHz dual-core processor, 10.1″ 1280×800 wide touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microSD card slot, 5-megapixel rear facing camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, miniHDMI output, 2-cell battery, and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. A 90-day Acer warranty applies. expand full story

Random-access memory Stories August 23, 2011

Amazon offers the 3-lb. Apple MacBook Air Intel Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3″ Widescreen Notebook, model no. MC965LL/A, for an in-cart price of $1,212.49 with free shipping. That’s $23 below our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we’ve seen for this recently-released model. (It’s also a current price low by $38.) Sales tax is added where applicable. The latest MacBook Air includes an Intel Core i5-2557M 1.7GHz “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor, 13.3″ 1440×900 LED-backlit display, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), Bluetooth 4.0, Facetime camera, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Note that the laptop is listed as temporarily out of stock, but is still order-able at this price. You will receive an email with an estimated delivery date when Amazon receives more stock.

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