Create a Raspberry Pi Desktop PC

Posted by Greg on May 7, 2015

Create a Raspberry Pi Desktop PC

Can you use a Raspberry Pi 3 to replace your desktop PC? 

Yes, with the power of the Raspberry Pi 3 you can do everything you expect a basic computer to do: Browse the internet, write documents, create spreadsheets, draw, make presentations play games and more! While it will not be as powerful as your standard desktop, you can perform all of the basic functions of a desktop at a fraction of the cost and use it as an excellent second machine.

Using the pre-loaded operating system on the Raspberry Pi along with a free office suite such as LibreOffice you can be ready to go in no time. LibreOffice is a free office suite that provides the same functionality as Microsoft Office. A standard install of LibreOffice provides you with applications such as: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Base (database), Impress (Presentation), Draw (Illustration)

For more information about how well a Raspberry Pi can perform as a desktop PC please see the detailed article by Les Pounder along many helpful comments over at the element14 website - Can the Raspberry Pi 3 Replace your Desktop Computer?

Required Parts:
83-16561RK        Raspberry Pi Starter Kit - Add to Cart
24-14757           HDMI Cable - Add to Cart
83-14403            Keyboard & Mouse - Add to Cart
58-14620           19" Widescreen Monitor - Add to Cart

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