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Offline bmarkus

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Model B now ships with 512MB of RAM
« on: October 27, 2012, 08:52:53 PM »
Good news, Model B ships with 512MB RAM from October 15. Original announcement:

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One of the most common suggestions we’ve heard since launch is that we should produce a more expensive “Model C” version of Raspberry Pi with extra RAM. This would be useful for people who want to use the Pi as a general-purpose computer, with multiple large applications running concurrently, and would enable some interesting embedded use cases (particularly using Java) which are slightly too heavyweight to fit comfortably in 256MB.

The downside of this suggestion for us is that we’re very attached to $35 as our highest price point. With this in mind, we’re pleased to announce that from today all Model B Raspberry Pis will ship with 512MB of RAM as standard. If you have an outstanding order with either distributor, you will receive the upgraded device in place of the 256MB version you ordered. Units should start arriving in customers’ hands today, and we will be making a firmware upgrade available in the next couple of days to enable access to the additional memory.
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Re: Model B now ships with 512MB of RAM
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 09:48:13 AM »
Yes Makus

The model A is soon to be released.....likely it may also carry 512 meg
of ram. Making the Pi a really nice $25 buy plus ($1 for an RJ45 to USB adapter = Model B Pi) 



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Re: Model B now ships with 512MB of RAM
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:58:19 AM »
Yes Makus

The model A is soon to be released.....likely it may also carry 512 meg
of ram. Making the Pi a really nice $25 buy plus ($1 for an RJ45 to USB adapter = Model B Pi) 



V.

+ housing
+ power supply
+ micr USB cable
+ SDHC card
+ mouse
+ keyboard
+ video cable

+ USB hub (optional)

But agree, a nice toy.
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Re: Model B now ships with 512MB of RAM
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 03:43:46 PM »
Yes Markus.....totally agree

I have just posted to the forum what's "now" available in "bang for your buck" tiny PC's and its
a far way ahead of the Pi....by a long way.

Vince.