Ready! Model 100: The Raspberry Pi-compatible barebones PC hits Kickstarter with AMD Ryzen option
The Ready! Model 100 initially arrived in December, but it has taken until now for Ready! Computer Corporation to bring the device to Kickstarter. To recap, the Ready! Model 100 is a retro computer shell that includes a keyboard and a small display.
Specifically, Ready! Computer Corporation has equipped the Ready! Model 100 with a mechanical key switch PCB for any Cherry MX switches. The PCB supports RGB lighting and 64 keys. Additionally, the device has an 8.8-inch, 1,920 x 480 touchscreen display that communicates via HDMI.
The Ready! Model 100 also has 10 W stereo speakers, four SMA antenna ports and a 12 universal D-panel port for connecting various inputs and outputs. The machine runs on 5 V/3 A or a 12 V power input and can be carried around using a guitar strap.
All models come with an aluminium enclosure, but the Pro edition has no switches or keycaps. Moreover, Ready! Computer Corporation does not include a single-board computer (SBC) for CA$299 (~US$236), which you will need to run the Ready! Model 100. The Ready! Computer Corporation offers the device in multiple configurations up to the deluxe edition - an SKU with a quad-core Ryzen APU, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Ready! Computer Corporation hopes to begin shipping the Ready! Model 100 from April 2021.