What’s New in Raspberry Pi 2 model?
Raspberry Foundation has announced an update to its popular single board micro-PC, dubbed as the Raspberry Pi 2. The first version of this popular board which is the Raspberry Pi model B starter kit was very popular to modding community, engineers, geek and techie people who love to work on electronics and robotics.
I’m very sure that they will love the successor of the fist model because of its upgrade such as double RAM capacity now with 1GB RAM, and now being powered by quad-core ARMv7 processor clocked at 900MHz.
Raspberry Pi 2 Detailed Specifications
- 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
Windows 10 Support for Raspberry Pi 2
In addition, Microsoft will also support the new Raspberry Pi 2 board where they have officially released a Windows 10 operating system for this particular computer platform.
If you can still remember or have read somewhere – that user need to do some tweaks on the first generation Raspberry, for them to install Windows operating system. Now on the latest release board, Raspberry Pi 2 – Windows operating system is now official and they can install Windows 10 directly.
I’m very sure skilled people can use the most out of this device as it was twice more powerful than its predecessor, they can recreate something useful from this technology by integrating computing and programming skills. Stay tune for more updates with regards to Raspberry Pi 2 board.
Raspberry Pi 2 Availability and Pricing
Raspberry Pi foundation is selling the Raspberry Pi 2 kit for only $35 and it is available worldwide for online purchase through different popular online shop with a little bit higher price such as Amazon. There are also different available starter kits for sale, such as kit with clear case added, kit with Wi-Fi, powersupply, HDMI, 8GB SD card, and ultimate starter kit with up to 40+ Raspberry Pi add-ons included on the package.
It is also available in the Philippines, priced at 1,573 – 1600php. Some online sellers sell this micro computer for 2,000php and above so be wise on shopping online. The link below is the cheapest Raspberry Pi 2 kit and micro-PC seller I’ve found so far here in the Philippines.