posted by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2015 12:54 UTC, submitted by Kroc

The new Pi sounds like a beast.

Let's get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), featuring:

  • A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
  • 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
  • Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1

Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10.

That's not all. Microsoft has announced a free version of Windows 10 for IoT for the new Pi.

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