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Raspberry Pi 2

February 03, 2015 — BarryK
Fascinating, a new Raspberry Pi with quad-core ARMv7 SoC:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/products/

Snappy Ubuntu Core is available for the Pi 2:
http://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/02/02/snappy-ubuntu-core-on-raspberry-pi-2/

And Windows 10 is coming:
http://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/raspberrypi2support

Comments

I have ordered one, from Element14 (used to be Farnell). They are the cheapest here in Australia.

The pi2 board is AU$38:
http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspberrypi-2-modb-1gb/dev-brd-rpi-model-b-bcm2835-processor/dp/2461030

The pi2 actually has a bcm2836 processor. I sent them a message about that yesterday. They had a thousand in stock yesterday, none now, so I have to wait until the next batch arrive (at their Singapore warehouse).

Postage is free for orders of AU$45 or greater, so I also ordered a case, AU$10:
http://au.element14.com/multicomp/mc-rp002-clr/enclosure-transparent-rpi-b-plus/dp/2426744

This SoC can apparently run hot, so I would also like to get one of those little stick-on heatsinks.

There is a forum thread discussing this new pi2:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=97581

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