Feb 15, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 released with much more processing power for same price

Raspberry Pi 2 is out! It is much more powerful for the same price of a previous model (35 USD). The tests show that it's up to six times faster as the old version. There will be some nice and fast 3d printing projects running on this one!

Technical specifications:
  •  900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • 1GB RAM
Like the (Pi 1) Model B+, it also has:
  • 4 USB ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • Full HDMI port
  • Ethernet port
  • Combined 3.5mm audio jack and composite video
  • Camera interface (CSI)
  • Display interface (DSI)
  • Micro SD card slot
  • VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
  • OS: full range of ARM GNU Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as Microsoft Windows 10
Here is Make with video overview of new Pi:

... and here is a full in-depth review of the Raspberry Pi 2:

It even has a glitch, it crashes when exposed to a photo flash light:

I think it has the same form factor as the older model:

Source: Wikipedia