$50, dual core version?

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by ProDigit » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:22 am
Any ideas if there will be a $50 version out, with perhaps more powerful cpu, more ram,and an extra disk space (eg,one based on a USB FLASH disk,instead of on an SD card)?
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by spamel » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:25 am
Probably not. The idea is for a small unit to learn programming on. If you want dual core and masses of RAM, buy a PC.
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by ProDigit » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:57 am
I already have a pc!

I mainly wanted a media center, that could be expanded to a pc. Not meant to do all things on, but lately most cellphones started having dual and quad cores. I thought there might be a possibility to get multi core products of the pi.
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by grumpyoldgit » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:11 am
The point is that it is meant to be an educational tool that is cheap and cheerful. It is not intended to be a media centre.
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by Joe Schmoe » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:23 pm
I don't think it is unreasonable to assume that, assuming the current run/product is successful (*), somewhere down the road they will expand their product line.

The point is that it isn't on anyone's radar at the moment - which is, I guess, the answer to the OP's question.

(*) And there is, of course, no reason to even entertain any notions to the contrary.
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by Lynbarn » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:23 pm
I'll close this thread, as it has been discussed many times before, and is not something that is likely to happen in the foreseeable future.

The emphasis for the Foundation now is to get 'Pi Model As and Bs out into the world, and, in September, introduce it properly into the education sector. Quite enough to keep them busy for some time to come.
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