▶️ Project CheaPi | The Cheapest Desktop PC Ever!


Traditionally, this channel has been about
over the top, high performance
computer builds; however, today we’re looking at the polar
opposite! Today, we’re looking at the cheapest brand-new
computer money can buy. I have a very valid question: What if you
don’t need a gaming or editing rig? What if you need a simple, cheap as possible,
solution for someone to visit a website or type documents? What if you need to fill a room with cheap
computers to give people access to a document? That’s where Project CheaPi comes into play! Stick around until the end, because I will
also discuss some of the amazing and mind-blowing things you can do with a Raspberry Pi! Welcome to the Channel! This is Tech-Know Scope! Welcome back, my name is Mino, and this might
be your next computer purchase. To put it bluntly, the Raspberry Pi’s primary
function is to have a cheap, open source, general purpose, solution where it would be
nice to have a computer, without spending the amount of money necessary for a Windows
machine. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has a 1.4GHz Broadcom
Quad-Core CPU 1GB of RAM
USB 2.0 Connected Gigabit Ethernet 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2 A micro-SD card slot
HDMI, a 3.5mm audio jack, and (4) USB 2.0 ports. For power, the Raspberry Pi requires a micro
USB power supply capable of providing at least 700mA. The typical charger for a tablet, or high
output battery bank, will sufficiently run a Raspberry Pi, meaning you can indeed travel
with it if you desire. The computer itself is a single board computer
that is very well laid out, and thoroughly tested. While the quality of the Raspberry Pi should
be the same no matter where you buy it, the quality of the final build varies from the
enclosure you choose and the person assembling it. Let’s make it absolutely clear, without
a doubt, the Raspberry Pi is slow for a desktop PC; however, that isn’t really the intended
use. You should also be aware that most Windows
peripherals either won’t function in the Linux / Raspbian environment, or may take
an incredible amount of work to get them functioning. That’s assuming the Raspberry Pi has enough
processing power to run your device. It’s not all bad though, I wouldn’t recommend
this as a super cheap solution if it was completely unusable. The upside include the fact Raspberry Pi receives
updates every so often. Currently we’re on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+,
which was an update from the Raspberry Pi 3 B.
Raspberry Pi’s are so cheap and small, they’re easily replaceable. If you decide to try something radical, you
can rest easy knowing the extent of your adventurous side, risks at most $40 USD. If you mess up something on your SD card,
it can be easily swapped out, or receive a new Raspbian installation. And finally, if a new Raspberry Pi model is
released, there’s very little buyers remorse with such a cheap price tag, and upgrading
your unit means having a second Raspberry Pi for yet another project. So back to my initial question: What if you
don’t need a gaming or editing rig? Is the Raspberry Pi suitable for those needs? Depending on what you really need from it,
the answer might be yes. The value for a Raspberry Pi is actually quite
high considering the low price tag and flexibility of the computer. Again, the Raspberry Pi is not about to win
any benchmark awards, but in situations where having any computer is the solution, this
might work for your needs. Now, obviously this isn’t what most people
use a Raspberry Pi for. Most people buy a Raspberry Pi when they need
a low powered computer to run some mundane task. It’s great for automation, network components
such as a DNS server, running your own private VPN, bit torrents, low powered plex or media
servers, or just having fun with something like a Retro Pi. The possibilities are quite endless, especially
if you’re willing to pick up a book and learn Python yourself. But, if you don’t have that kind of time,
Raspberry Pi has one of the biggest online developer communities in the world. A lot of tools you may want already exist,
and using them is as simple as downloading and implementing the one you want to use. So in conclusion, if you’re looking for
a dirt cheap computer, or do it yourself smart device, check out the Raspberry Pi. And the next time someone asks you, “What
is a Raspberry Pi… what do you use it for?” You will know the answer. If you’re curious or intrigued by any of
the products seen in this video, we have links to purchase them below. If you made it this far in the video, you
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for when our next video is available! My name is Elemino, and this is Tech-Know
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