Over the weekend the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC celebrated its third birthday or as near as you can get to its launch date, because three years ago happened to be a leap year and was dated February 29th.
Since its launch Raspberry Pi has sold over 5 million units worldwide and sold half a million of those units in just the last month with the help of the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 2.
The latest addition to the Raspberry Pi range of hardware offers a new mini PC that is six times faster than the previous Raspberry Pi model B and is now equipped with upgraded processor and RAM.
The new Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC that launched last month is equipped with a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor supported by 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM yet still provides complete compatibility with older Raspberry Pi hardware.
Check out the birthday video celebrating three years since the launch of the Raspberry Pi which has been created by Matt Timmons Brown, who explains :
“Three years ago something changed my life. It cost $35. It was the size of a credit card and didn’t look like much at all. What was this mystical thing? It was, of course, the little British computer that could: the Raspberry Pi.
Since the 29th of February 2012, a Pi-frenzy has whipped around the globe. Millions of people have found new passions for computer science, programming and electronics. The Cambridge-born, cheap PC has now sold over 5 million units: a far cry from the mere 10,000 the Foundation once dreamt of.
Now with the power of a quad-core processor, the Raspberry Pi continues to boom at an unprecedented rate; allowing education to flourish in every corner of the globe.”
Source: RSPiFiled Under: Hardware, Top News