Yup, you read the title correctly and no we didn’t leave out a couple zero’s. C.H.I.P. is a the “world’s first” nine-dollar computer from Next Thing Co. that is surprisingly powerful for its size and price. C.H.I.P. ships with a preinstalled version of Linux and is capable of running thousands of apps including LibreOffice and games. At 2.3″ long and 1.5″ wide, C.H.I.P. is small enough to be easily integrated into a wide variety of computer projects. It features a 1GHZ Allwinner R8 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, and composite video out with HDMI and VGA output available with an adapter. Both the hardware and software for C.H.I.P. are fully open source, a move that Next Thing Co. believes will help them make the most out of the tiny computer with improvements and feedback from the maker community.