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Topic # 110797 16-Oct-2012 11:56
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http://www.raspberrypi.org/

The Raspberry PI Model B now has 512MB of RAM for $35 each. 

I have ordered two of these today. 

Apparently Element 14 / Farnell are shipping right away while RS appears to have a 2 month lag (judging by the comments on the web site). 

I ordered via Element 14...then read the comments. *Whew!* 






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  Reply # 702003 16-Oct-2012 11:59
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Shouldn't it be Model C now?

Edit: The linked post even says that!



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  Reply # 702193 16-Oct-2012 17:57
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Behodar: Shouldn't it be Model C now?

Edit: The linked post even says that!


Yeah....but they didn't. They have slipstreamed the RAM upgrade into the Model B.

Yay!  I wasn't going to bother with 256MB of RAM....but 512MB lifts these wee computers into a new realm. 




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  Reply # 702749 18-Oct-2012 08:04
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The 2 x Raspberry PI Model B devices (with 512MB) I ordered from "element14" arrived from Australia 24 hours after being ordered.

That was fast. :-)   




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  Reply # 702750 18-Oct-2012 08:09
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I ordered mine yesterday so I'm looking forward to playing with it this weekend. It's just a shame all the cases are now out of stock, but there is nothing more g33ky than running a PC without a case!


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  Reply # 702752 18-Oct-2012 08:09
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Anybody have recommendations for SD cards to use/avoid? I recall some people complaining of issues with some cards.

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  Reply # 702757 18-Oct-2012 08:26
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sbiddle: I ordered mine yesterday so I'm looking forward to playing with it this weekend. It's just a shame all the cases are now out of stock, but there is nothing more g33ky than running a PC without a case!



I'm sure there are plans out there for a lego case so if you have some bricks at Biddle corp, then you can at least in the short term, case up the pi in lego

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  Reply # 702765 18-Oct-2012 09:21
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i can recommend a apacer 8gb class 10 sd card.  ive got 2 of these and they work fine with my pis.

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  Reply # 702768 18-Oct-2012 09:38
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Thanks. I'll go and pick one of them up today.

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  Reply # 702782 18-Oct-2012 10:06
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Looks like XBMC install process has been made easy and 512MB RAM makes it even better. Buying this purely for XBMC to play H.264/mkv files. License is dirt cheap to buy from rasberrypi's website.




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  Reply # 702804 18-Oct-2012 10:40
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Mine just turned up before. Great service from element14!


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  Reply # 702813 18-Oct-2012 10:59
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I ordered a Pi from Element 14 on Oct 4th. I was put on back order as they were out of stock. It is now the 18th and I still haven't received anything, yet all you lot are getting them within 24hours of ordering!!

Plus - I am nervous I am going to receive one of the old 256MB versions, even after specifically calling and emailing Element 14 and being assured I would receive the latest version.

They said mine has been dispatched from the UK on Oct 13 and should take 7-6 days. Why haven't they just sent me one from Oz?!

BTW - I ordered a case at the same time (Oct 4) and that turned up this week, so at least I got lucky there!



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  Reply # 702841 18-Oct-2012 11:49
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reven: i can recommend a apacer 8gb class 10 sd card.  ive got 2 of these and they work fine with my pis.


Good to know. I have one of these in my hand right now. Might go home early this afternoon. :-)  




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  Reply # 702844 18-Oct-2012 11:52
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SumnerBoy: I ordered a Pi from Element 14 on Oct 4th. I was put on back order as they were out of stock. It is now the 18th and I still haven't received anything, yet all you lot are getting them within 24hours of ordering!!

Plus - I am nervous I am going to receive one of the old 256MB versions, even after specifically calling and emailing Element 14 and being assured I would receive the latest version.

They said mine has been dispatched from the UK on Oct 13 and should take 7-6 days. Why haven't they just sent me one from Oz?!

BTW - I ordered a case at the same time (Oct 4) and that turned up this week, so at least I got lucky there!


I'd guess they were out of stock in OZ and got one sent from the UK...and can't now send you a new one as one is already on the way...and it probably will be one of the 256MB models. 

Boundaries....sometimes you're on the right side and sometimes you're not. 

Order another one. It will arrive from OZ the next day and certainly be 512MB. They are cheap enough it's probably worth it to avoid the annoyance of your long-awaited one arriving and being 256MB. 

I've already sold one of my two to a co-worker.... 




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  Reply # 702862 18-Oct-2012 12:10
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Yep - my thoughts exactly - I have just ordered another one. Can't wait to get my hands on it now!

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  Reply # 702978 18-Oct-2012 14:29
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Bugger! Just had confirmation the unit being shipped from the UK will be the 512MB version. Guess I have two of these little beauties now. Looks like Trademe will be getting some more fees off me...

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