A brand-new supercharged Raspberry Pi 2 has merely been announced and it’s the fastest and meanest one from the firm to date. Oh and this matchbox-sized computer will certainly be running Windows 10, completely free. Yes, you check out that right, so head on after the jump for more details on this exciting new development.

If you have not been living under a rock, you would understand exactly how the Raspberry Pi brings our desktop PCs to the size and measurements of – – as I claimed – a match box. Nevertheless, normally that spells some major restrictions on the equipment and efficiency, but with this most current iteration of the Raspberry Pi, the designers and developers have actually managed to increase the performance by at the very least six folds up with the addition of a 900MHz quad-core chip and an upgraded 1GB of RAM over its predecessor.

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There were speculations that a new board for the gizmo will certainly be goinged the customer’s way someplace around 2017, and well, truthfully who was going to keep count. Thankfully, this has actually happened method as well faster, with the brand-new Pi 2 from Raspberry improving to the brand-new BCM2836 chipset from Broadcom. Obviously these new changes have advanced some serious performance improvement, where the new Pi 2 boot the Raspbian OS 15 seconds much faster than the Model B+ and Version A+.

As for the free Windows 10 alarms sounding off, Raspberry claims it has actually been functioning quite closely with Microsoft in an initiative to bring the upcoming desktop computer OS to the Raspberry Pi 2, and it will be a free providing to its makers. We currently recognize how Microsoft has actually supposedly chosen to bring Windows 10 totally free to devices smaller sized than 9-inches, and this advancement is an echo of that action.

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The Raspberry Pi 2 is up for grabs, however accessibility will certainly be restricted to a simply a couple of partner outlets, with Raspberry supposedly launching 100,000 devices immediately. The Version B will certainly be on sale for $ 35, just like the price of in 2012’s Version B+ at launch. Raspberry has actually explained that it will not be stopping the Design B and B+, considered that they have “a bunch of commercial clients that will wish to stick to Raspberry Pi 1 for the time being.”

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