RPi End-user FAQ
|I want more RAM and a faster CPU .||Too expensive.||35 $ , remember , more important : takes too much time to design.|
|Will it run Windows (8) ?||No.||Technical limitations , money and time.|
|Where can I add RAM ?||Nowhere. It's impossible. The RAM is in the main chip.||And there is no support for adding DIMM Slots. You may use swap .|
|Why is there no PCI and eSATA ?||Cost. Nearly no ARM chips have PCI , either.||Products with eSATA exist - they can cost 100 $ upwards.|
|I want a model C with extra features .||There are only 2 rules.
# Do not talk about Model C. # Don't forget Rule 1.
|Ever heard of Osborne Effect ? . Also : takes time to design , schools are poor and don't want (to pay) more.|
|I want to play my favourite game on the RPi.||If you have been sent here , No. 1 : Windows won't work.||2 : The Pi ist too slow , hasn't much RAM. 3. The owners won't port it. 4. Its closed source . Nobody will port it.|
More RAM and faster CPU is expensive
The Pi costs 35$ for schools (tax rebate , bulk shipping ). When the Processor costs 15$ instead of 7$ , that will make a difference (25 % !!) to the end price. Worse than that : It takes time . Loads of time to redesign - and who pays that ? In a charity ?
What about Model C
If you are willing to pay double , who knows ? Anyway : Time is necessary . Again , unpaid time - or you may pay triple ?