What you need to know about Raspberry Pi 2
What you need to know about Raspberry Pi 2
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What you need to know about Raspberry Pi 2

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There's a new Raspberry Pi in town. The Raspberry Pi 2 model B. Here's what you need to know about the new version of this cheap versatile microcomputer. The Pi 2 has a souped up quad core processor clocked at 900 megahertz plus one gigabyte of RAM. Its makers say it's about six times faster than its predecessor. Despite being a lot more powerful, the new PI will cost the same as the last Model B board, which is $35. You'll need to be quite technically minded to set it up, but, if you're willing to experiment, that's a lot of computing power for you money. Microsoft has confirmed there will be a free Raspberry PI-compatible version of Windows 10. It will be a version that brings developer tools, so it won't be for everyone. But, it will be interested to see what the union of Windows 10 and Raspberry Pi creates. The Pi 2 is more powerful, but it's connections are unchanged. You get a microSD. HD card slots, four USB ports, HDMI, ethernet as well as other ports for plugging in accessories, or extra hardware. This latest effort is compatible with raspberry pie one board, so apps or electronics built for the original. PI should still work. That's good news if you have existing PI projects on the go. The PI 2 Model B goes on sale today. Raspberry Pi is already 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.

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