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