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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B halves boot up time

03 Feb 2015  | Julien Happich

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element14 has announced the Raspberry Pi 2 that promises to bring a remarkable alteration for the credit card-sized computer. The latest solution is a Broadcom BCM2836 ARMv7 quad core processor powered single board computer running at 900MHz with 1GB of RAM.

Priced at $35.33, the successor to the four million unit selling Raspberry Pi promises to be six times faster than its predecessor and boasts 1GB of RAM to run bigger and more powerful projects.

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

All previous Raspberry Pi projects are compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and the expanded GPIO pins, advanced power management and connectivity, make it possible to connect up to four USB devices, including some powered devices such as hard drives. The 40-pin GPIO enables multiple sensors, connectors and expansion boards to be added, with the first 26 pins identical to the Model A and B boards, for full backward compatibility. Raspberry Pi enthusiasts will also be pleased to hear that upgrading their existing projects to benefit from the improved performance simply involves an update to the Operating System.

For a superior user experience the Raspberry Pi 2 claims to boot up in less than half the time of its predecessor.

In you want to know more about the new model, click here.

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