Raspberry Pi 2: Faster Processor and Windows 10 Support for Only $35

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2015-02-03

The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the latest iteration of its tiny Raspberry Pi computing boards. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B was released Feb. 2, complete with a faster processor, more memory and support for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The new computer comes a little more than two years after the foundation released the first Raspberry Pi system, which is aimed at students and enthusiasts with hopes that it would jump-start their interest in learning how to program. What foundation officials have seen over the last two-plus years has been growing interest from businesses interested in using Raspberry Pi in their infrastructures. The added enhancements and wider OS support give Raspberry Pi 2 even more computing capabilities and will make it even more attractive in the commercial field. However, even with the faster chip, more memory and Windows 10 support—to go along with the Linux operating systems it already runs—the price of the Raspberry Pi 2 stays at $35, the same price as the previous version. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at the Raspberry Pi and some of its predecessors.


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