Furthermore, people in 1st world countries are also less inclined to break people out of quarantine...
Do you have any evidence of this? There hasn't been a major contagious outbreak in most of the west for decades. I predict people well break themselves and their families out of quarantine in an attempt to "save them".
The answer is different if we're talking about desktop class machines. All my "windows" machines are dell outlet specials.
Of course the Raspberry Pi is the same speed as "desktop class" of 15 years ago.
The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.