A new budget-priced Raspberry Pi computer has been released these days. We are talking about the Raspberry Pi 2, offering more memory and a faster processor than the previous generation. Raspberry has announced that the Pi 2 will be available at the same price as its predecessor. However, it won’t come with any miracles, and it is still a 35 dollars product.
The Raspberry 2 was released at the start of this week at an event in London. This release is a big step forward for the company. We are talking about twice amount of memory than its predecessor, 1GB of RAM, and a quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor at 900MHz. This means it is more powerful than the Pi 1, which features a 700 MHz single core ARM processor. With these features, Raspberry Pi 2, can be considered a usable PC. Eben Upton, the founder of Raspberry Pi sad that “you can do most of the things with this that you can do with a PC. You can surf the web, you can watch videos, you can play games like Minecraft. But we also bundle it with the tools that children need in order to learn how to program.”
After a system set up at its release, this seemed to be confirmed. The Raspberry Pi 2 was lively and the applications started with little delay. Unfortunately, the unit wasn’t connected to the internet and there wasn’t time to do a full hands-on evaluation, but at the first sight the results were full of promise. Even if the key components have changed at the Raspberry Pi 2, the basics have stayed the same. Specialists think that this is a good thing. Users will still find the same four USB ports, a Fast Ethernet port, a HDMI connector and microSD slot for storage. Unfortunately, there is no integrated Wi-Fi and there weren’t added more advanced storage interfaces. However, at the price of 35 dollars, we can’t expect for the company to add such features and do not raise the price.
Raspberry Pi 2 can be bought right now from Raspberry Foundation partners elemnt14 and RS Components.