The Raspberry Pi 2 bears a strong resemblance to its forefathers, but with fewer design headaches and dramatically improved performance.
The Raspberry Pi 2 builds on the solid foundation of the first generation models. It offers a huge performance jump compared to the Raspberry Pi 1: Single core to quad-core, ARMv6 to ARMv7, 512MB to 1GB, but the same price!
Extra power turns the Raspberry Pi 2 into a viable little computer and emulation station. But you have to be prepared to get your hands dirty.
The Raspberry Pi 2 is quite the chameleon: it can be a learning tool, a media centre, a hobby robotics controller, a music synthesiser, the heart of a 3D printer, or even an industrial embedded micro-controller. We recommend you give it a try.
The first true new iteration of the Raspberry Pi brings the power that everyone wanted with a minimal sacrifice to backwards compatibility for a few months. For the price, it’s more than worth the upgrade and it’s definitely better than some of its more expensive contemporaries.
With the Pi 2, the Raspberry Pi has moved beyond its hobbyist roots. It's still perfect for embedded applications and learning to program, but is now powerful enough to be a real desktop computer, too. Considering it's still incredibly cheap, it's even more of a bargain than it was before. It wins a Best Buy award.
An almost perfect single-board computer that marries great hardware with a lively and supportive community. Keeping the hardware and software backwards compatible will please tinkerers around the world.