That would do nicely.
I don't particularly need a GPU but I'm sure the guys at Broadcom could figure out how to swap the ARM out for a RISC V core.
That is my take as well. Given that redesigns *are* (or--really--have already) taking place, I'm hoping that USB 3 will be part of that.RaTTuS wrote: ↑Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:10 ammake it as close to $0 as possible ,
then use coding to make things better,
more RAM is good , more speed is good , faster comms is better , but not needed for 99% of use
in fact if you where to replace the USB2 module on the SOC with a USB3 module then a lot of the perceived problems would go away , but that is a redesign and will cost $$$$ who knows
[off topic I know]
So you should be able to run the x86 desktop version of "Raspbian", hook up a Pi Zero to a USB port and you have GPIO and easy educationally supported development environment.mlepage wrote: ↑Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:58 pmWhat's eating up the education market around here (southern Ontario) is Chromebooks. A Pi 3 is $50 CAD bare, whereas a Chromebook is $250, and comes with an Intel Celeron chipset (handy for dual booting Linux using Crouton), 4 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, USB 3, ruggedized case, display, keyboard, trackpad, camera, 8hr battery, PSU, and so on. I think it can even run Windows 10 if you're curious. Hard to compete with that. I'm actually thinking of getting one just to run Debian at my desk.