The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently celebrated it’s fourth anniversary this past February. Their Raspberry Pi computer has become quite a success despite it’s initially diminutive level of processing power.
Using it’s relatively powerful GPU, the Raspberry Pi is capable of becoming a decent media player. However, attempting to use the Raspberry Pi as a replacement for a desktop PC can be a difficult exercise in patience and tolerance for limitations. This does not mean that the Raspberry Pi is a useless computer. They are happily used for numerous roles which do not require large amounts of processing power or electricity to run.
With the recent release of the Raspberry Pi 3, the Raspberry Pi has become much faster than ever and the prospect of using one as a desktop PC replacement has drastically improved compared to the original model. The other Raspberry Pi models like the Zero and the up and coming Raspberry Pi 3 Model A (to launch later in 2016) are better suited to low power and low energy applications.
The purpose of this article is to point out that the Raspberry Pi has come a long way in only four years. There is even now an official Raspberry Pi Hard Drive from Western Digital which demonstrates increasing mainstream support.
Just imagine what a Raspberry Pi will be capable of in another four years. If you find the Raspberry Pi too slow for your liking at present, just wait. If the first four years of the Raspberry Pi foundation’s development of the Raspberry Pi computer were any indication, the next four years should lead us towards RPis capable of taking on more powerful roles than ever.