The booming technological inventions are capable of surprising us always to a large extent. Do you think a Computer For Just 750 Rupees is possible? definitely, you may not, but the fact is, IT IS POSSIBLE! We can’t even imagine right?…

Okay, The first question that will arise in your mind when you heard such news will be certainly… HOW? WHAT ON EARTH MADE THIS THING AVAILABLE? Before answering, I have to mention sorry for the misleading title as an anticipatory bail! Because, while considering computer into account, it is the combination of a power supply, central processing unit, computer case, a display device, keyboard, mouse etc.. But here we are going to talk about a tiny single-board called Raspberry Pi Zero W that excludes the above-mentioned systems except for central processing unit (CPU).Raspberry PI (UK-based foundation to promote teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries by developing small single-board computers) which acts as a CPU(The big box that we call the brain of a computer), can be easily used by connecting to a touch display or to an ordinary display with keyboard and mouse. We can just categorise that the board as a CPU. Even it has no inbuilt display and features to control(like keyboard and mouse)… while comparing it with an ordinary CPU, look at its price!! Is it possible for you to buy a CPU for just 750 rupees? Definitely no, you can’t. Why you have to think more! You should spend at least 3000 rupees even for a case. 

You may have many doubts related to Raspberry Pi Zero W. let’s clear one by one!

Can we relate Raspberry Pi Zero W with a motherboard of an ordinary CPU?

A: Not completely… Even though it has many similarities, it is not like an ordinary motherboard entirely, let me clear your doubt. A motherboard needs a CPU case, SMPS, Hardrive, Chip, Ram, Cooling fan separately while Pi Zero W Needs only a Micro SD card which serves the work of a Hardrive and all other necessary things like ram, chip, etc.. are inbuilt within the tiny board.

What are the specifications & features?

A: Like any other computers it too has the same features. Specs are as follows:

◈ 512 MB Ram

◈ 1GHz, Single Core CPU

◈ Micro SD slot & Mini HDMI, On-The-Go ports

◈ Bluetooth & WiFi

◈ Linux-based hardware platform

How do we connect mouse and keyboard?

A: The board has a micro USB slot instead of a USB slot. So we have to connect it by using an OTG cable.

How do we connect a monitor?

A: There is mini HDMI slot, simply connect to monitor by using mini HDMI to HDMI cable or by using mini HDMI to VGA according to your monitor type. You can also connect it with ordinary TV by using mini HDMI to RCA cable.

Is it dumb or it has an audio jack?

A: It is not dumb at the same time it has no audio jacks and speakers! sounds evolve from mini HDMI slot itself. If your monitor has speakers you will hear, else peace! 😉

How to turn on?

A: There is no turn on/off button. Just plug-in and enjoy the taste of Raspberry.

Conclusion 

The first digital computer named ENIAC was invented in 1949 with 20000 vacuum tubes, 10000 capacitors and 70000 resistors which occupied about 1800 square feet and weighed over 30 tons!! The approx cost for the invention was 31228875.00 Rupees. Now Raspberry gifted a computer for just 750 rupees that weighed only 9 Grams. Today, we human beings can proudly say that we can hold the same thing on our palms that was once weighed 30 tons!.

 

Author

Vyas Nair is the founder of the tech website called SmartMobCorner and online shopping portal SmartMobCorner Tech Gadgets. His deep passion of grasping tech knowledge and using those for useful purpose led his initiative to become successful. Within the time span of 3 years, the website got 40000 audience engagement from different countries like India, USA, Russia, Singapore, China, Mexico, Ukraine, Sweden, France... He is also well known as an author at Techbii & Technologya. Vyas Nair is an Indian Blogger, YouTuber, Editor. His innate wish to become a businessman got fulfilled at the time when he started SmartMobCorner Tech Gadgets.

2 Comments

  1. As you mentioned this is not a computer in real means, but this is really wonderful to design something like that even at 1000 rupees.

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