Hands on: the Raspberry Pi 2 is powerful, but you still get what you pay for

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Hands on: the Raspberry Pi 2 is powerful, but you still get what you pay for | PCWorld

"The Raspberry Pi 2 packs more memory and a faster processor than its predecessor, which is enough to turn it into a more functional PC, but don’t expect any miracles: It’s still a $35 product.


The Raspberry Pi 2 was launched on Monday at an event in London, and is a big step forward. That’s because it has twice the amount of memory—1GB of RAM—as the Pi 1, and is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor running at 900MHz, which is much more powerful that then Pi 1’s 700MHz single core ARM processor.

These upgrades are enough to turn the Pi 2 into a usable PC, according to Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi founder and CEO. Even though the original model could be used as a PC, you had to make excuses for it because of the limited hardware capacity, but that is no longer the case with the Pi 2, Upton said." More at top link.
 

mqudsi

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I keep looking at the Raspberry Pi with hopes that it'll be good enough to get for custom home appliances (router, media server, etc) but it's just not beefy enough. The biggest killer is that the NIC is via USB, not directly connected to the SoC.