Raspberry Pi 2: We're Giving Away 50 Units!!! - Review

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RoadTest: Raspberry Pi 2: We're Giving Away 50 Units!!!

Author: jaya_bhaskar

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Evaluation Type: Independent Products

Did you receive all parts the manufacturer stated would be included in the package?: True

What other parts do you consider comparable to this product?: Raspberry Pi Model B

What were the biggest problems encountered?: Unlike Rpi 1, the power management in Rpi2 is not good. Rpi 2 would not boot every time I connected power supply.

Detailed Review:

Review in progress!!!


I received my Rpi2 3 weeks back. I had previously used Rpi1, and I am a huge fan of Rpi boards and it's community. But I had this problem of lag faced in Rpi1 which I believe Rpi2 would overcome. Well it didn't disappoint me!!!





Tests performed:

  1. Booting Raspian
  2. Booting Openelec
  3. Camera test

Problems faced:

  1. Inconsistent Boot
  2. Youtube says "This browser is not supported" with Raspian Image





Sorry for bad video quality.


The main problem I faced with Rpi2 was inconsistent boot. I used e14's power supply along with other mobile charger units. But it didn't work consistently with any of the power supply units. I wonder if this issue is with my Rpi2 only! Other than this Rpi2 worked as expected. Huge performance boost compared to Rpi1 was noticeable. No lag was noticed with Raspian Image. It manages to play 1080p videos smoothly. Camera worked like charm. Overall I am happy with Rpi2. I hope power management issue is confined to my board only.


Next, implementing my project......


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