As rise of 3D printing in this era a 3d printed laptop called Pi-Top has appeared in the market.
This thing (Pi-Top) is made in Europe has a 13.3 inch LED scree, battery, custom keyboard,track pad and a hub to control all electronics and receive HDMI output from Raspberry Pi.
This thing comes in pieces which you need to assemble. Everything is well documented and you will love to assemble your own laptop. Well it is fun to assemble your own laptop if you have a big pocket because the current price of Pi-Top is $300 (RS.18,000) with Raspberry Pi which is quite expensive.
Why will some one spend $300 for performance of $35 computer? specially in India $300 matters a lot. So now you will ask what is the advantage of this project? Pi-Top can be powered by any board computer like Orange Pi, Banana Pi , ETC which use HDMI for output. The far sight of the developer is laptop becomes outdated after sometime and we need to throw the whole laptop but in case of Pi-top you only need to change the board computer. You can even use some more powerful board computers (1.2 GHz octa core) than Raspberry Pi (900 MHz quad core) to enhance your experience.
The Pi-Top in default case looks great but if you are not satisfied it comes with 3d design files so you can print your own cases. Every electronics and Raspberry Pi hides below a sliding piece.
The motto of the project is to teach programming and electronics. That is great Idea but who is going to spend $300 to learn coding in India? Are you? please tell me in comments below.
According to me this thing look sexy in black color but in green it looks like a kid’s toy. An expensive kid’s toy.
In our next Post we gonna show you a Preview of an Indian Laptop that cost about $100, It still to launch and still to named. 😀