Monday, February 2, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2: A New Slice

Today Raspberry Pi announced a new version of their massively popular single-board computer system, used by faithful hobbyists worldwide. The really awesome thing is that they didn't change the price. Now you get a quad core ARM-Cortex A7 and a gigabyte of RAM for the same price of 35 bucks!

Better still, they claim full backward compatibility with the original Raspberry Pi, and it supposedly even fits in existing enclosures. Four cores running at 900 MHz opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the device. It's frankly exciting to see a quad core hobbyist computer for 35 bucks. I believe the old version is going to stay the same price. I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped the price on the original version eventually.