2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2013 9:19 AM by hacker2902 RSS

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the challenge is to make a rasperry pi  into a netbook for under $300. you have to have the following:


wireless internet (any just as long as you can connect to the internet without any wires or bluetooth)

32 or 64 bit CPU (a good choice would be a intel atom)

A Screen (has to be at least 7 inch)

A GPU (if the CPU doesnt have one already)

fan(s) to keep it cool.




HARD DRIVE or at least 32gb USB flash drive

AT LEAST 1 USB PORT (not including if you used  a usb flash drive as hard drive which should be inside the laptop)



battery + charger

Headphones jack

Microphone jack

Windows 7 or Linux as operating system.

A keyboard

Power ON and off button

A Case etc to fit it all in


This should be possible as long as you buy the cheapest parts.

  • 1. Re: show idea/challenge

    Why do you mention the Raspberry Pi and then mention using an atom cpu?  The Raspberry Pi is in itself a computer, you wouldn't need another processor/mobo as well.


    As for an Atom based netbook, because of available for purchase components, a homebuilt netbook would never be as good or as cheap as a store bought one.  Manufacturers have parts made for netbooks and small computers and get them made for that purpose.  A homebuilt one would probably end up being a bulky low powered Atom based Laptop.

  • 2. Re: show idea/challenge

    I REALY agree, your very smart colecago