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World's Cheapest Computer Is Sold For N1,800 ($9)

C.H.I.P is a computer that is slimmer than a credit card and it is being sold for $9!  – Yes my friends, this would be the World’s Cheapest Computer beating the Raspberry PI  that is sold for $35e8bb5eef57c1c9141b6921251cf97a1d_original
The Chip is a tiny computer that’s quite easy to use, It is capable of browsing the web, checking your mail, editing documents, and playing games (even with a Bluetooth controller)
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The Chip comes with a 1Ghz, 512 ram and a 4GB storage – well for a  N1800 computer this isn’t so bad
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Since the Chip is very tiny, You’ll need to provide your own display, keyboard, and mouse to attach to the Chip. The Chip is designed to work with any screen and has a built-in WiFi + Bluetooth. You can also connect to the internet and attach a keyboard and mouse wirelessly.
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On the software side, the Chip comes pre-installed with a Linux operating system, it also has preinstalled with dozens of useful applications such asLibreOffice for editing documents and spreadsheets, Google Chromium for browsing the web, VLC Media Player for playing video and sound files, and other programs for torrenting, coding, and photo editing, among others.  Apart from these preinstalled apps, Chip can also run THOUSANDS of free applications from the open source community.

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However, with the low RAM, the Chip can’t handle games with heavy graphics but since the Chip supports Bluetooth, you can connect a video game controller to the computer.
Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 8.09.04 AMAccording to the C.H.I.P Team, they created the C.H.I.P. to make tiny powerful computers more accessible and easier to use.  If you are already used to your Mac or Windows, this won’t be so exciting for you – but it is something that can come in handy when you least expect it.
The Chip is scheduled to ship out in December for those that pre-ordered it on Kickstarter. You can pre-order the basic Chip starting at $9 by visiting their  Kickstarter page.
To see their campaign at a glance – watch the video below.

As usual, Let’s share our thoughts, what do you think of the World’s Cheapest Computer?


15 comments on “World's Cheapest Computer Is Sold For N1,800 ($9)

  1. vjsmiles says:

    DAmn good….
    science and technology have made it possible for our imaginations to come to pass…
    any info boud PRE ORDERING?

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      It is a kickstarter project, so you would have to visit the link above – and pledge the fee

  2. Adaobi says:

    This is so freaking sweet, very very tempting…

  3. Fides_RYM says:

    Just one more century, and this world will be like that in Total Recall or probably Minority Report…. Transparent computers, flying cars, you what they show us on sci-fi movies (by the way, this is my best genre of movies)?? At the end of the day, you'll find out not all of them are fictuous…

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      SO TRUE!!!! …. SO DAMN TRUE!

  4. Gori says:

    Nice project. Credits to the inventors.

  5. Kay says:

    This is way too awesome.
    I wouldn't be so wrong if I acclaim: "The future is here!" 🙂

  6. ebima says:

    I believe the project is still ongoing,we expect it to transform to something better in the near future,

  7. Benjibabs says:

    Technically, it is not a computer but a CPU. LOL!!! And NO, I'm not hating. Anyways, Kudos to the designers and I'll pre-order for sure. I can see many places where this teeny tiny device can help to reduce PC cost – schools, hotels, cybercafé e.c.t. 🙂

    1. Anonymous says:

      What is a cpu? A component of a computer, so yes it is still a computer

  8. Sir Stevoe says:

    Wow! some futuristic stuff there… me likey!
    when will it get to computer villa?

  9. Sir Stevoe says:


  10. Sir Stevoe says:

    Hmm… Hopefully sha

  11. Benjibabs says:

    Seriously? So, since the tire of a car is a component of the car, then a tire is a car, right?

  12. Mahala says:

    This is a most useful cotrbinution to the debate

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