The Creator 120 and the Raspberry Pi 2 are single-board computers designed for developers and hobbyists.
The Creator C120 was announced in late 2014, but started shipping at about the same time that the Raspberry Pi 2 was announced/starting shipping, which was just last week.
I haven’t purchased a Raspberry Pi 2 yet, but I received a Creator 2 from the manufacturer this week. It was a prize I won in December and the first prize I ever won on the Internet. I’ve been playing with it all day and find it to be a very capable single-board computer. Out of the box, it’s mostly a plug-and-play device.
For my own benefit and that of others who might what to learn how it compares to the Raspberry Pi 2, I put together this simple comparison table. Hope you find the information in it useful.
|Features||Creator 120||Raspberry Pi 2||Comments|
|CPU||1.2 GHz dual core MIPS32||900 MHz quad-core BCM2836 ARM Cortex-A7|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX540||Broadcom VideoCore IV|
|Onboard Storage (NAND)||8 GB||No onboard storage.||Raspberry Pi does not have built-in storage. Storage is via the micro SD slot or an external USB drive via a USB port.|
|SD Card Slot||Full SD card slot||Micro SD card slot|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Ports||1x USB otg + 1x USB host, HDMI out||4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out|
|Networking||1x 10/100Mbps, built-in WiFi + Bluetooth 4||1x 10/100Mbps||Raspbery Pi does not have built-in WiFi. Needs a USB WiFi dongle for wireless access.|
|Video||Hardware video decoder up to 1080p60||Hardware video decoder capable of HD and Full HD|
|GPIO||25 pin (on headers)||40 pin|
|Audio||Audio in and out via 3.5mm 4-wire connector||Audio out via 3.5mm connector. Audio via HDMI supported.|
|Supported Operating Systems||Preloaded with Debian 7. See supported Linux distributions, Android KitKat 4.4||Customized Linux distributions.||Android is not officially supported on the Raspberry Pi. A version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2 is in the works. For more info, visit Windows Developer Program for IoT.|
|Dimensions||About 9 x 9.5 cm (4.0 in x 4.0 in)||About 8.8 cm × 5.8 cm (3.4 in × 2.2 in)|
|Price||US$65.00 (£50.00)||US$35.00 (£27.00)||Though cheaper, bringing the Raspberry Pi 2 to feature parity with the Creator C120 through add-ons can bring the final cost close to or even higher than $65.00|
|Manufacturer||Imagination Technologies (UK). Full specs of the Creator C120 is available here.||Raspberry Pi Foundation (UK)|