Yesterday U.S. retailer Allied Electronics debuted its small linux computer on the U.S. market and approximately one day after going on sale, the Raspberry Pi Model A is already sold out. Allied Electronics released the $25 Model A and the $35 Model B version, but in 24 hours of its launch the $25 model was sold out.
If you try to purchase the Model A Rasberry Pi mini computer, it will trigger a message saying “this item is out of stock and may not be backordered. Please remove to continue.” However, the Model B Rasberry Pi PC stick is still available for purchase but its on back order, and buyers may have to wait for up to six weeks because getting the unit.
As for now, Allied Electronics and Newark are the only two U.S. retailers to have an exclusive agreement to sell the Pi. However, only Allied has the Model A version. The $25 Model A version is considered to be the budget version of the mini PC, offering just 256 megabytes of RAM, one USB 2.0 socket, and no Ethernet port.
The $35 Model B comes with 512MB of RAM, two USB 2.0 sockets, and Ethernet ports for access to the world wide web of the tiny computer. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-size computer, or actually computer board, that can plug into a TV or monitor.