Raspberry Pi 2 Announced and Now Available

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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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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 ?
 

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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 ?

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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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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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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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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    KenniesNewName @ KenniesNewName: 10 year old hardware now still emulates switch pretty decently