Raspberry $25 Pi 3 Model A+ Released – Complete specs and pricing

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The Raspberry Pi is a small single-board computer (SBC) developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It supposes to promote the teaching of computer science, programming for kids and in developing countries. The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ comes with 1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor. It costs $25.

The primary goal of Raspberry PI is to make computing affordable to all. They have the high-end model that costs $35 which was released in March 2018 ( see Raspberry PI 3 model B+ Released: Complete specs and pricing). You can still order cheaper $5 version called Pi Zero. However, the newer model offers quad-core CPU, better connectivity via WiFI.

Raspberry $25 Pi 3 Model A+ Hardware Specs

The specifications are as follows:

  1. A 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 64 bit Broadcom BCM2837B0 ARM CPU
  2. 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
  3. Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2/BLE
  4. Improved USB mass-storage booting
  5. Improved thermal management
  6. Extended 40-pin GPIO header
  7. Full-size HDMI
  8. Single USB 2.0 ports
  9. CSI camera port for connecting a Raspberry Pi Camera Module
  10. DSI display port for connecting a Raspberry Pi Touch Display
  11. 4-pole stereo output and composite video port
  12. Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
  13. 5V/2.5A DC power input

Raspberry $25 Pi 3 Model A+ Linux SBC Released
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will remain in production until at least January 2023.

Pricing – Budget computing for all

One can use the Raspbian operating system. It is a Debian-based computer operating system for Raspberry Pi. A new user should start with NOOBS (New Out Of Box Software ). It is a smooth operating system installation manager for the Raspberry Pi computers.

One can order the newer version at 1.4GHz CPU clock speed, 5GHz WiFI in a smaller form factor, and at the smaller price of $25. For more info see the official blog post about the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ here and order page here.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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