Raspberry Pi 2 runs a version of Windows 10

Raspberry Pi 2 runs a version of Windows 10

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2 Review

Microsoft is making a free version of Windows 10 that will run on the updated, quad-core microcomputer. More power, more memory and a Pi-compatible version of Windows 10 — here’s what you need to know about this all-new microcomputer.

Raspberry Pi 2

The ever-so-basic Raspberry Pi microcomputer — which costs a tiny amount of money and is designed to get youngsters interested in coding — is perhaps the most exciting thing to happen to computing in years. So when a new version of the Pi makes its debut, we pay attention.

The Raspberry Pi 2 model B may not have the snappiest name, but it has a pretty snappy processor, packing a new quad-core chip and more RAM, plus the power to run a version of Windows 10. Read on for everything you need to know — and don’t forget to flick through our photos, too.

Pumped-up power

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The Pi 2 model B features a Broadcom 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, backed up by a hearty 1GB of RAM. The Raspberry Pi Foundation says that benchmark tests have this new board running six times faster than its (admittedly pretty modest) predecessor.

Happily however, the extra grunt hasn’t driven the price up — the Pi 2 still costs $35, AU$59 or roughly £27, making it an affordable way to tinker with some very flexible technology. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve got a guide of 25 things to try, including making emulators for old games consoles and media centres.

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