Raspberry Pi2: The 35$ computer which can run Windows 10 goes on sale!

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A palm sized computer, fully qualified to run Windows 10, and costing a mere 35 $ sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s all true and more than a concepts, it’s completely materialized. Say hello to the Raspberry Pi 2 that runs Windows 10 for free and costs 35$. But don’t be deceived by the size of this techno-miracle, it comes loaded with a 900MHz quad-core ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM.

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The new Raspberry Pi 2 comes as a major update to the older Raspberry Pi Model B+ which featured a Broadcom BCM2835 chip with only a single core clocked at 700MHz core on board with a RAM of either 256 MB or 512MB. The new Raspberry Pi2 Model B+ uses a Broadcom BCM2836 chip on board that contains four 32-bit ARMv7 Cortex-A7 cores. It also comes loaded with 1GB of RAM. The other connectors include a full sized HDMI port, Ethernet port, camera port, 4 USB ports which is same as before.

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With all this muscle, the foundation claims that the new machine is six times faster than the old one. The company’s head, Ebon Upton explains, “It’s a usable PC now. It was always the case that you could use a Raspberry Pi 1 as a PC but you had to say ‘this is a great PC in so far as it cost me 35 bucks’. We’ve removed the caveat that you had to be a bit forgiving with it. Now it’s just good.”

The Pi2 goes up for grabs today and a stock of 100,000 units are made available for the first sale. So you want a general purpose computer for your daily tasks and don’t want to spend a bucket of money on it? Raspberry Pi2 is just what you’re looking for and that too for a handful of money. It might be all you need and more.