So lately I have been trying to figure out a PC for my mother and grandparents. I might try this idea for my dad too, but I gave him a little atom powered netbook and he’s happy enough with it so I may not bother. I need something small, low power, no heat, and won’t explode when you drop it. I need it to run linux or windows, be cheap, and run relatively quick enough to do youtube, google, and run an email client.
So my answer is a ras-pi. At least for now.
The way I see it is that getting a class 10 64GB SD card for each pi is going to be the actual cost. They have wifi now, can run ubuntu mate, and can do all sorts of everything rather easily that my family even wants to do. So what do you guys think? Good idea? I imagine having them strapped to the back of a monitor and a KB Mouse combo board like the Logitech one with the trackpad will be easy enough to keep altogether.