Credit card sized computer garners interest from Middle East
Demand for the innovative tiny computer Raspberry Pi is currently running at 700 per second, claims one of the system’s main UK distributors.
Speaking to The Guardian, chief exec Harriet Green of UK re-seller RS and Farnell said that demand was “20 times greater than our supply”, and added that the price would not be raised to take advantage of consumer interest.
The device, which looks to revolutionise computer science for young students, launched last week selling at £22, and sold out of its initial 10,000 units, crashing the re-seller's website in the process.
Green claimed that the device had attracted interest from a country in the Middle East looking to issue a computer to every schoolgirl to improve career prospects.
“The inclusion of girls is very important,” she said.
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