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The New Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is 6x faster than the previous model and will run Windows10

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Posted February 2, 2015

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and element14 have revealed the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The board is six times faster than the previous model, it comes with a  1GB of RAM and a new Broadcom quadcore processor. It boots up in less than half the time of previous models and allows you to connect up to four USB devices.

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All cases and 3rd party add-on boards designed for the Model B+ will be fully compatible, because it is an identical board layout and footprint as the Model B+.

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. According to the The Raspberry Pi Foundation: “The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers”.

It’s selling for the same price as the previous model – $35.

 

Sources: www.raspberrypi.org, Element14.com

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