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Raspberry Pi hits 2M sold mark

updated 05:40 pm EST, Sun November 17, 2013

Small computer hits big milestone

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced on Sunday that it had sold two million units of its diminutive computer. The Linux computer hit the two million mark ahead of expectations, according to the Foundation's announcement, as they had expected to hit that point in January or February of 2014. A look at the most recent sales figures, though, shows that the device passed the two million mark some time between October 24 and October 31.

The Raspberry Pi was released in February of 2012, and the tech world took notice of the new computer, which has a footprint roughly equal to that of a deck of cards. The original version packed a 700MHz ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM, and the company announced plans to release a lower-specced device for $25.

As soon as orders opened, the Foundation was surprised to see overwhelming demand. Tech enthusiasts quickly placed more than 100,000 orders for the device, and the team struggled to satisfy demand. By January of this year, the Foundation had approached the one million unit mark, with 500,000 shipped in the preceding 10 months.



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