Comment 2GV Re: Woo hoo!


New Raspberry Pi B+ announced


Woo hoo! (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-14 14:30 (#2GK)

This is the right kind of progress. I just bought a RaspbPi to play with, and was immediately kind of put off by the sketchy SD card slot and having to swap out keyboard for USB keys because of the lack of USB ports. Furthermore because the USBs are unpowered you simply can't put an external hard drive on them, which kind of limits anyone hoping to make a NAS controller out of them or something.

Re: Woo hoo! (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-14 15:16 (#2GM)

Yes, it is good to see that someone listened to the user feedback.

Re: Woo hoo! (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-14 15:22 (#2GN)

While holding the price point! I might have to just go buy a second one.

Re: Woo hoo! (Score: 1)

by on 2014-07-15 07:09 (#2GR)

Regarding the price point, remember that the components hardly changed in this upgrade. The main change is the layout and they added few extra connectors or replaced them. I doubt the new power supply increased the cost much, if at all. The SoC and memory are the same and their price went down since the original release.
So, I would have been surprised if the price changed much considering they are non-profit organisation.

By the way, the model B+ is already for sale at Element14 or similar stores. Also the old revision B disappeared overnight, I thought they will be getting rid of the old stock at discounted price???

Re: Woo hoo! (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-07-15 10:57 (#2GV)
We think you’re going to love Model B+, but to ensure continuity of supply for our industrial customers we’ll be keeping Model B in production for as long as there’s demand for it.

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We stopped making Model Bs for a month so we could fill the channel with enough B+ to deal with the demand we get when we make a new product. They’re back in production again now, so you won’t have to wait for long.

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