The latest Raspberry Pi is now six times more powerful than its predecessor and will run Windows 10 for free. The updated quad-core microcomputer will maintain its previous $35 price tag.
The new board’s hardware includes a Broadcom 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB of RAM. The Pi 2 Model B is now on sale, and is strong enough to run Windows 10, as well as more usual Linux operating systems.
“For the last six months we’ve been working closely with Microsoft to bring the forthcoming Windows 10 to Raspberry Pi 2,” the Raspberry Pi Foundation writes on its blog. “Microsoft will have much more to share over the coming months. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers.”
To date, 4.5 million Pi boards have been sold since its launch. While the Raspberry Pi 2 is still an extremely simple computer, its increased power and appealing price will undoubtedly only increase its popularity.