A $9 computer? Yes it is real and it works. The C.H.I.P $9 computer is tiny, incredibly affordable, is easy to use, and does all the stuff normal computer do. You can work in LibreOffice and save your documents to on-board storage, surf the web and check emails over WiFi, and play games via Bluetooth controller. The C.H.I.P comes with a bunch of preinstalled tools and apps so it is ready for usage from the get go.
This little guy has a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB DDR3 ram, and 4 GB of storage, which are very impressive figures the C.H.I.P only measures in at a similar size to a credit card (40mm x 60mm). It has a USB port, USB micro port, and can connect to any screen via HDMI or VGA adapter.
C.H.I.P can go wireless too, thanks to PocketC.H.I.P- a case that you slot your C.H.I.P computer into that has a keypad and touchscreen. To top this all off, C.H.I.P is totally open source, meaning all the hardware design files, PCB layout and bill of materials are free for anyone to download, modify, and use.
Pictures: CHIP Kickstarter