February 3, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 unveiled – Faster CPU and more RAM

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Its been rumoured for a while, but now its been unveiled, the Raspberry P2 2 Model B.  Touted as six times more powerful the previous version, the model A+, this new version is boasting a Cortex A7 quad core 900mhz processor and 1Gb RAM.

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“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.

“The great thing is – apart from those two changes – that we’ve managed to keep everything else the same.

“So, all of those tutorials that people have developed over the last few years will carry on working with this device. It just kind of broadens out the range of interesting stuff kids can do.”

Being promised to run Microsoft’s next operating system, the Raspberry Pi 2 can already run a variety of Linux builds.

Mostly built at Sony’s factory in Bridgend, the new kit costs £22.85 + VAT with the lower spec Model A+ costing around £7 less.