Basically a credit card size computer(click for full info)[wikipedia.org], i use mine as a dedicated media player(HTPC = Home Theater Personal Computer)) that's connected to a shared 6TB(terabyte) media library(4TB + 2TB HDD's(Hard disk drive) as NAS(network accessed storage), will add 8TB HDD when it comes out since running out of space). Shared since also use WD Streaming media player to connect to the library(and honestly prefer it over R.Pi most of time) as well as streaming to Galaxy S4/Tablet when traveling.
If you do a little search of last weeks deals you'll see a recent discussion in it. Personally I preferred the more impressive features of the Cubieboard to the RPi. Others preferred the RPi, it is supposed to be good for what they say if you don't want to spend a bit more for the Cubieboard.
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at." - Goethe "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Its a tiny low power computer that is very versatile. Some people use them as custom controllers for systems, some use them to power bitcoin rights, some stick them to the back of their TV to make a sort of smart TV, simple home computer. Most everyone runs a version of linux on it, so if you don't want to learn linux then its not for you. I think everyone needs a basic knowledge if linux but a lot of my views are not widely shared. You seem curious you should sign of for CS50x on EDX.org. its free, fun and you will learn a lot.
Slickdeals is able to share the best deals because of the contributions of users like you! If you found a great deal,
please share it with others by posting in our forums.
Welcome to Slickdeals!
Save money here by finding the lowest and cheapest price, best deals and bargains, and hot coupons. We're all about
community driven bargain hunting with thousands of free discounts, promo codes, reviews and price comparisons.
Don't worry, we'll help you find your way. If you haven't already, check out this
that explains the features of our site.