NTC's $9 COMPUTER : First units are being shipped!

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Next Thing Co. 's super-cheap computer development project, C.H.I.P-Computer Hardware In Products, is ready to gear up the market and has been distributed to early backers. The crowd-funded project, bringing this LINUX-powered computer chip has overstepped the pledged goal of $50000 by $2 Million dollars.

Initially appearing as a never-ending project, it was backed by "kickstarter" crowd-funding corporation and now first units are being shipped.

The  CHIP project marks its unique selling with its cheap price and feature richness as a fully functioning computer.

Although $9 does not include hardwares like monitor or input device, but there is a lot $9 can buy you :

  • 1GHz Allwinner SoC with Built-in  Mali400 GPU compatible with OpenGLES & OpenVG.
  • 512MB of DDR3 RAM.
  • 4GB of Flash Storage.
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
  • Bluetooth 4.0.

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The CHIP's output front features :

  • One USB Port.
  • Micro USB supporting OTG.
  • Video Output with options for VGA and HDMI via an adapter.
  • Headphones output.
  • Microphone input.

On a whole, the Chip powers you with:

  • Support to LibreOffice
  • Compatibility with Chromium Browser.
  • whole host of games and programs to teach programming.
  • Options for an external Battery.
  • a 4.3 inch touchscreen.
  • VLC-Media player to play audios or videos.

Amazingly, this highly-functional, cheap and portable computer is just $9 away from you!