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CHIP is the cheaper competitor to the Rasberry Pi

The CHIP, a ready to go computing board for less than a Raspberry Pi.

In the modern era, it seems to be aboug getting as much bang for the buck as possible, and although the Raspberry Pi itself is rather budget friendly, another board barges in to take the Cheapest title, and the specs are not to be dismissed.

The C.H.I.P, created by Net Thing Co, costs $9 USD, and runs a slim version of Debian, on a 1GHz Allwinner ARM SOC, coupled with 512MB of Ram and 4GB of flash storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, standard and micro USB ports, and a composite AV jack and can also be extended with snap-on ???shield??? modules such as VGA and HDMI connectivity.

The advantage of having items such as VGA and HDMI as modules, is you can use other more impressive add-ons instead, such as the Pocket C.H.I.P which resembles a GameBoy / PDA allowing you to use it as such a device.