Raspberry Pi - a comparatative unboxing.
Back in the mists of time, I woke up early in order to view the important announcement on the Raspberry Pi website, widely known to be their starting to take orders. It seems I was not the only one to do this. Their website held up, but the websites of their two chosen distributors collapsed almost immediately.
I did manage to get to an "express your interest" page on RS Components website, which I filled in. It took until much later in the day to get on the Farnell site, where I managed to actually order two units.
Some days later, Farnell reduced the order quantity to one, and admitted they didn't have stock.
Eventually, on 4th May, RS mailed me, and I ordered a board from there. It arrived on 9th May!
Farnell sent mine on 12th June.. Take off ten days due to a hiccup with the card I used, but still...some difference, especially as they had a confirmed order from the start!
Anyway, here's a side-by-side unboxing! There are some differences.
RS on the left, Farnell on the Right,
Nice security seals!
Now to play .... I quite like the idea of a Vax Cluster using them, but I might end up using at least one for XBMC/OpenELEC. The other should, I hope, get some use teaching Tiddler some programming!