The new Raspberry Pi 2 is a quad-core $38 minicomputer for tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts that can even run Windows 10. They're going to be in pretty hot demand, despite an initial production run of about 100,000 units. Here's where you can get it in Australia.
The best place to go is element14, the Raspberry Pi's official distributor. For Australian pricing and shipping, head to AU.element14.com, while our friends across the Tasman in New Zealand can visit NZ.element14.com. If you've seen it elsewhere too, let us know and we'll add it into a list below.
At $38, the Pi 2 remains the same price as the first iteration but has roughly six times the power — with a quad-core 900MHz ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB of RAM, versus a single 700MHz core and half as much addressable memory on the last version. The Raspberry Pi 2 is a beautiful little thing, too, although with all its USB, Ethernet and GPIO pins in use and cables coming out every which way it'll be a little less gorgeous.
It's also much, much more powerful than the original. Supporting a version of Windows 10, albeit one specifically made for Internet of Things devices, should significantly broaden the appeal of the new RPi and make it easier to get into — I'll definitely be tinkering with one. [element14]