Raspberry Pi Gets an Upgrade, Now Has Double the RAM

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guru_urug

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I think 512MB is the sweet spot. If they need to upgrade to 1GB RAM, I feel they should upgrade the SOC too to a ARMv7 based SOC. The Allwinner SOC manufactured in China is $7 a pop. Still the Raspberry Pi is a very vfm device and very much in demand!
 

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]Nice, but I think they should offer a 1gb version as well.[/citation]

Why stop there, I think they should offer 4gb version.
 

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[citation][nom]acadia11[/nom]Why stop there, I think they should offer 4gb version.[/citation]
Indeed. And a SSD. And x86 computing. And ATX form factor.
 
[citation][nom]acadia11[/nom]I still don't see the point of this device. Other than for learning about PCs?[/citation]
That is the entire point of this device.
The Raspberry Pi is an educational tool to engage young students in the computer field and to help teach basic programing.
 

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[citation][nom]acadia11[/nom]I still don't see the point of this device. Other than for learning about PCs?[/citation]
The better question is what isn't the point of the pi. It's cheap, low power, tiny, and you can stick on just about anything. You can make a sentry gun with it, use as an HTPC, basic server, send to space for a low-end satellite. It's only limited by your imagination.
 

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It'll be great if they also have a section of pages dedicated to "proven" hands-on projects.

I know it can be use as an HTPC and/or server and etc... But the amount of googling and tweaking is just too much for someone like me. And yes I have a limited imagination.
That's why it'll be great if they have these step by step guides.
I still remember how great it was reading my first build your own pc and step by step overclocking, those were the fun times.
 

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[citation][nom]zak_mckraken[/nom]Indeed. And a SSD. And x86 computing. And ATX form factor.[/citation]

If you do not remember let me remind you Raspberry Pi was used to build the smallest cheapest Super Computer. With 64 pis.
 

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I'm a bit disappointed they didn't decide to do this sooner. On the bright side I have one of the original model B boards.
 

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[citation][nom]zak_mckraken[/nom]Indeed. And a SSD. And x86 computing. And ATX form factor.[/citation]
And a touch screen, don't forget the touch screen. Heck, make it 3D too.
 
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Great, just needs x86, stronger processor and a smidgen more ram, and maybe instead of ATX, casuals will use computers the size of a deodorant stick..
 

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I guess people are really losing track of what the Raspberry Pi is designed for. More performance = higher costs; not only in monetary means, but also power consumption, size, and heat generation. Seriously, how much more can you expect for $35? An entire computer system, with operating system, that's capable of 1080p video playback for less than the cost of a copy of Windows...
 
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