Good (and bad) news for Raspberry Pi lovers, the Model B has been upgraded to 512MB RAM from 256MB.
Eben Upton writes on the official blog, “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.”
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That extra RAM means extra cost. Yes, market may be willing to pay more price for it but the Raspberry team seems to be “very attached to $35 as the highest price point.” So the team has decided to ship all Model B Raspberry Pi units with 512MB as strandard at the _same_ price of $35.
Bad news is for those who already got their Model B shipments because all those who have outstanding orderes with either distributors will get the *upgraded* version of the device, means with 512MB RAM instead of 256MB. The upgraded devices should be arriving to customers from today onwards. Raspberry Pi team will be pushing a firmware upgrade soon so these news devices can detect and use the additional RAM.
How do you feel if you have already ordered your Raspberry Pi Model B