Vastly standard microcomputer Raspberry Pi has bought a hardware improve. Its $35 Mannequin B that used to come back with 256 MB RAM will now be transport with 512 MB RAM. Excellent news is, there is no such thing as a improve within the price ticket. The purpose behind the improve is the customers’ demand for higher configuration. As Raspberry Pi founder Eben wrote in his weblog:
Probably the most widespread strategies we’ve heard since launch is that we should always produce a costlier “Mannequin C” model of Raspberry Pi with further RAM. This is able to be helpful for individuals who need to use the Pi as a general-purpose laptop, with a number of giant functions working concurrently, and would allow some attention-grabbing embedded use circumstances (significantly utilizing Java) that are barely too heavyweight to suit comfortably in 256MB.
In case one has already ordered the older Mannequin B and but to obtain it, he can be getting the upgraded model with 512 MB RAM. A firmware improve is predicted quickly for the newer fashions.
Why the worth stays the identical?
One of many predominant purpose why the worth stays the identical is that Raspberry Pi doesn’t need to lose the tag of “low cost and finest” microcomputer out there. There are numerous candidates, like $99 mini supercomputer Parallella, who will give stiff competitors to Raspberry Pi if it will increase its worth. Already many haven’t been proud of Raspberry Pi and internet has sufficient articles discussing why Raspberry Pi sucks.
Although the worth stays the identical, it doesn’t imply Raspberry Pi can be working out of the field. You continue to want issues to get Raspberry Pi working. In any case, that is undoubtedly a excellent news for many who had been pondering of shopping for Raspberry Pi. Unhealthy information in the event you purchased it final week.