CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide

Meet the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B -- a supercharged sequel to the popular microcomputer. Click through to check it out.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

Here's the back of the box, with a bullet-point list of features to the new board. You can see the packaging itself is impressively compact.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

The board itself is about the size of a credit card (though a bit thicker of course), and comes in this static shielding bag, important for protecting sensitive electronic gadgetry.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

You also get a handy instruction booklet, which has a quick start guide to help you set up your Pi for the first time.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

Here's the board itself. It has a new quad-core 900MHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Its makers say that equates to six times more power than the previous Pi.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

Here's a top-down view of the new board. Apart from a new processor and more RAM, the connections are the same as before, making the Pi 2 backwards compatible with older accessories and projects.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

Here's a view of the back of the new board.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

Here you can see an Ethernet port, alongside four -- count 'em -- USB ports.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

Interestingly, there's going to be a Raspberry Pi-compatible version of Windows 10. It'll be a version that brings developer tools, so it won't be for everyone, but it'll be interesting to see what the union of Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi creates.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

The new board costs $35 -- the same low cost as the first Raspberry Pi model B.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET

The Pi 2 model B is on sale from today. Raspberry Pi is one of the most exciting things to happen to computing in recent years, so we can't wait to see what new projects the Pi 2 makes possible.

Caption by / Photo by Luke Westaway/CNET
Published:
Up Next
Acer's Predator Orion 9000 PC goes...
12