New Raspberry Pi 2 is 6X Faster, Will Run Windows 10, Costs $35

New Raspberry Pi 2 is 6X Faster, Will Run Windows 10, Costs $35

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An update to the popular Raspberry Pi credit card sized computer has been announced that brings approximately six times the performance, two times the memory, and complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1.

This has an identical form-factor to the existing Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+, but manages to pack in both the new BCM2836 and a full 1GB of SDRAM from our friends at Micron. All of the connectors are in the same place and have the same functionality, and the board can still be run from a 5V micro-USB power adapter.

The Raspberry Pi 2 features a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM. Since the device has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10. The team has been working with Microsoft over the last six months to bring Windows 10 to Raspberry Pi 2. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers.

At launch, the same ARMv6 Raspbian userland is being used on both Raspberry Pi 1 and 2. Over the next few months the team will investigate if higher performance can be obtained from regular ARMv7 Debian, or whether it's possible to selectively replace a small number of libraries to get the best of both worlds.

You can purchase the Raspberry Pi 2 from element14 and RS Components for $35.

More details on what is Raspberry Pi can be found here.

New Raspberry Pi 2 is 6X Faster, Will Run Windows 10, Costs $35

Zack soule - February 3, 2015 at 10:12pm
And Samsung can ad a triangle LCD, cicle LCD, melted LCD, transparent LCD, LCD with salami, pinabutter LCD, and see IG any of those will stick. Hhahahahah I bet the pinabutter LCD, will stick to the wall.
dave vangina - February 3, 2015 at 10:49am
that is how much costs to produce iphone plus another 35 bucks for lcd screen and $2 for battery
ISwag - February 3, 2015 at 2:27pm
Plus the cost for the engineering, software development, production costs, ect...
dave vangina - February 3, 2015 at 7:12pm
are you retarded or something? Rasberry could do all this for $35 so could also Cupertino
YoloSwag240 - February 3, 2015 at 9:01pm
Raspberry is a much smaller company then Apple.
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