Raspberry Pi 2 Announced and Now Available

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  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    Raspberry Pi, the very popular credit card sized ARM PC, has been quite successful since it's release 3 years ago. After various models and hardware configurations released, the Raspberry Pi team has announced the next version of the Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi 2. It is now on sale at the same price as the previous B+ models, $35, and features a lot of hardware improvements including a new 900MHz quad core ARM A7 CPU, 1GB of LPDDR2 SDRAM, and offers 100% compatibility with the previous Raspberry Pi, so apps and OS's will run the same as always!

    The Raspberry team has also been working with Windows to get Windows 10 running on the Pi 2, and has announced that the Raspberry Pi version of Windows 10 will be free to makers via the Windows Developer Program.

    You can purchase the Raspberry Pi 2 from the Raspberry partners, element14 and RS Components.

    I, for one, am quite excited about this release, I'm definitely going to pick one up as soon as I get paid Friday. I love my B+ model, and I can't wait to see what kind of software devs can get running on this updated version.

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    I so want to get one of these just to play around with!
     
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    Nice

    Also been wanting to get one of these to mess around with.....seems like alotta Bang for your Buck a very good Retro station


    Whuts the highest emulated system on this in terms of Emulators ?
     
  4. jonthedit

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    Definitely grabbing one.
    Perfect for another server :)
     
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    On the B+ models, someone managed to get a PS1 emulator working..."well enough", some games were playable, some weren't, and I believe the same can be said for the N64 emulator as well. But I expect with this new Pi and the new hardware, it should be able to handle PS1/N64 emulation quite well.
     
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    Nintendo 64 emulation on RetroArch coming so?
     
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    Where to get this that ships to US?
     
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    woot, time to update my B+ model with a new one :)

    (I never looked into it, but is there a plex version for de PI?, cause i always used XBMC and now Kodi (RaspBMC))
     
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    Finally.......
    Now I can make 2 nice Kodi setups for my home :P
     
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    I am going to get one for XBMC (I refuse to call it "Kodi" as the name sucks) as the Model B worked fine but needed a small overclock to overcome stuttering when playing back files with DTS Audio. This new one should handle DTS decoding a lot better and the UI should respond better.
     
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    Is there a case available for these?
     
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    All cases designed for the Model B+ will fit the Pi 2.
     
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    In theory these should be able to be used vai advanced emulation as DS clone....
     
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    Sweet gonna try to order one ASAP......got a new 40"incher waiting for something to Plug It :tpi:
     
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    I love my current Raspberry Pi B and I am going to buy the living hell out of this! My taxes are coming in and I know what they are going to! ^_^
    Seriously, I did so much with my Pi and know this one is going to offer a lot more towards my projects!
     
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    Finally, the ultimate DIY retro console. Can't wait to see this baby pumping up some PS1 and N64!
     
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    And now pi2hype will start :) if someone will spend 10 minutes on researching currently available dev-boards there is at least 4 better to choose.
    http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php?g_code=G141578608433
    in last project i used 25 of ODIROI-c1 and i am really happy, their performance is outstanding comparing to PI and a bit better then PI2 :)
    Project was a Multimedia system for Hotel in Scotland...
     
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    wish they use an A9 instead
     
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    I still can't figure out what to do with my current raspberry pi. It's sitting somewhere unplugged. I've tried:
    • Mediabox (replaced with desktop HTPC)
    • Printing server (My printer has wireless)
    • Mumble Server (No friends to utilize)
    • retro gaming (I have plenty of games on my backlog)
    • seed box (Ethernet too slow)