Frequently asked questions
Features and Functionality
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WHAT IS CERRI?
Cerri is the abbreviated short for "Clear-Raspberry", a new age affordable green computer that's easy on the pocket.
THE PRICING SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. WHAT'S THE CATCH?
With the use of hand picked premium materials and open source software, we have been able to bring down the cost of the device making it affordable.
HOW AM I CONTRIBUTING TO GREENER EARTH?
Cerri is completely made of 100% recyclable materials and special emphasis is given towards power consumption and is optimized in a way that Cerri does not even consume more power than a small sized laptop. By saving up on power bills and use of recyclable materials, you are contributing to lower carbon footprint and a greener earth in the process.
Cerri is designed with science of shapes in mind and with complete attention to elements, to help you focus on the task at hand without having un-necessary distractions. A normal computer does everything, like a Swiss army knife. Which is where there is tendency to lose focus on the task at hand. But Cerri is designed and customized to help you achieve tasks that are otherwise cumbersome and time consuming using a normal computer.
EASY AND SIMPLE
It's designed to bring in simplicity of use and functionality. With no special training required, you’ll feel right at home even if you’ve already had experience using a normal smart phone or computer.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Although it’s a “BIG” thing to attach a cost to an innovation, we do have a cost system and is totally dependent on how you customize Cerri to work for you. To get the latest quotes, call or hit us with an email, and we’ll get in touch with you with the cost for your Cerri.
IS THE SOFTWARE LEGAL?
Yes, all bundled software is open sourced and completely legal to be distributed and even modified.
To view the complete license, please click here.
CAN MY KID USE THIS?
Of course, Cerri comes with a host of tools and software that is geared towards education and learning. Not only does Cerri help spread education, we also contribute toward higher literacy.
I AM BRAND NEW TO COMPUTING. IS THIS FOR ME?
Regardless, Cerri is aimed toward being simple and effective and you’d understand the ecosystem within 15 minutes of your relationship with the device.
WILL I BE GIVEN SUPPORT?
Our relationship with you does not end after the product is sold. We are always available and a call away.
CAN I RUN AUTOCAD AND SIMILAR APPLICATIONS?
Simple - No. Cerri is designed to compliment your existing computer. Not to compete with it. Use Cerri to perform everyday and repeated tasks, such as word processing, billing, report generations, email, etc. When there is a heavier application to be used, use your computer.
Features and Functionality
WHICH KEYBOARD / MICE ARE COMPATIBLE?
Although the list of keyboard / mice and combo of such are non-exhaustive, we would not recommend using the following hardware:
1. HP x1500 USB 2.0 wireless
(List will be updated as and when we encounter in-compatible devices)
WHAT SOFTWARE IS INCLUDED?
Cerri comes pre-bundled with software that is used on a day to day work / home scenario.
Software that comes pre-bundled are:
|Software type||Included software||Windows equivalent|
|Web browser||Chromium||Chromium / Chrome|
|Email Client||Claws||Outlook / Thunderbird|
|Desktop sharing||TeamViewer host only||TeamViewer|
|Programming||Scratch and Scratch 2||Scratch and Scratch 2|
|Python 2 and 3|
HOW RELIABLE IS IT?
Cerri is built on a solid foundation of Linux which has proven its grounds on multiple platforms. Right from your smartphone to servers, Linux is being used everywhere. So, is it reliable? Of course, it is.
HOW DO I CUSTOMIZE MY CERRI?
Cerri, apart from finding its use as a standard computer, can also be a media center, a web server, an IOT device, and the list goes on. Use of Cerri and its customizability is totally dependent on the type of application that it is aimed at, where imagination is the limit.
I AM WORRIED ABOUT SECURITY
Cerri comes bundled with Linux, which is very less prone to attacks or security compromises than the regular operating system. You can be assured of safety, and we can vouch that there is no background user data collection, keylogging, phishing, security compromises, etc. as there is protection enabled at the operation system level itself.
CAN I UPGRADE CERRI'S HARDWARE?
As Cerri comes with Raspberry which is a complete integrated system, upgrades in terms of individual modules such as RAM, processor speeds etc. are not an option. We are all geared toward the mentality and thinking that higher RAM and higher processor speeds contribute towards faster computing, which is not a right approach. Cerri even with it's limited hardware runs everyday applications with atmost east and is designed to help you focus. And upgrades is a work in progress for future iterations.
I WANT A TOUCH SCREEN WITH CERRI
Touch screens increase the cost of the overall product and as per our focus driven designs touch screens find very less use in the real world where productivity matters. Although possible, we personally do not recommend getting one.
I WANT A BIGGER SCREEN
Option of bigger screens is also a work in progress and is reserved for future iterations.