Raspberry Pi 2 arrives with quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, same $35 price

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by Jon Brodkin - Feb 2 2015

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Pi2ModB1GB_-comp-640x363.jpg The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, on sale today for $35. 

Three years after the launch of the first Raspberry Pi, second generation hardware will go on sale today for the same $35 price while offering a lot more power.

The nonprofit Raspberry Pi Foundation has sold 4.5 million of the small computers. "It's a few more than we expected," Raspberry Pi creator Eben Upton told Ars.

The new "Raspberry Pi 2" has roughly the same form factor as the $35 Model B+ from July 2014, which changed the appearance by doubling the number of USB ports to four, adding more GPIO pins, and replacing the SD card slot with a MicroSD one.

 

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