Good news for pi lovers, turbocharged raspberry pi 2 is now available for about 35$. So it is the time to upgrade your hardware. Same rate as pi B+ model with about six times better performance. This faster version is power with a quad core processor. Windows 10 is now compatible on raspberry pi new version. Windows on raspberry pi is the highlight feature in this new version of pi.
Six times faster small computer is now available for a budget price. Pi became popular among students and electronics hobbyists in no time. But a lot of competitors also came along with pi such as Gizmo 2, Intel Galileo, Beagle Bone Black etc. Now Raspberry Pi foundation is trying to pull back their competitors with this new version.
Main changes in Raspberry Pi 2 from previous one:
- New quad core CPU gives more computing power. And the cortex A7 processor is now runs at 900MHz clock speed. RPi Model B+ was single-core one and clock speed was about 700MHz.
- RAM memory is doubled to 2GB.
After a six months working along with Microsoft, Raspberry Pi foundation is now able to provide a raspberry pi 2 compatible version of window 10 free of charge.
Specifications of Raspberry Pi 2:
- Ram 1GB
- ARM Cortex-A7 CPU 900MHz quad-core
- Broadcom BCM2836 SoC
- Four USB Ports
- Forty GPIO Pins
- Ethernet port
- Combined composite video and 3.5mm audio jack
- Full HDMI port
- VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
- DSI (Display Interface)
- CSI (Camera Interface)
- Memory Card Slot (Micro SD)
- 800mA(4W) Power Rating
Because it has 1GB Ram and 900MHz quad-core processor, it can perform smoothly even when performing high end tasks. With the help of ARMv7 processor it is able to run full ranges of ARM GNU/Linux including Snappy Ubuntu Core and Windows 10. After a great software work by Raspberry pi foundation, they provided best out of Broadcom BCM2836 SoC in Raspberry Pi 2. It has almost identical form factor to Raspberry Pi first version.
The game changer credit card sized computer is now available with better performance. Try some DIY Projects with Raspberry Pi 2.
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