Raspberry Pi Model A+ Arrives — The Cheapest And Smallest Pi Yet


The Raspberry Pi low cost Linux microcomputer which has fired up a cottage industry of makers and hardware tinkerers since hitting the market in early 2012 — even enabling multiple Pi-powered startups — just got even cheaper.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an updated version of its Model A board, called the Model A+, along with a $5 price drop to just $20. The new Model A board is also smaller and more energy-efficient than its predecessor.

Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton confirmed an A+ was coming soon in an on stage interview at Disrupt Europe last month.

Other improvements in the Model A+ are more GPIO, with 40 pins now on offer, a micro SD card slot replacing the SD slot, and improved audio. The additional GPIO means the A+ is compatible with the new Hardware Attached on Top standard for Raspberry Pi add-on boards. Some stuff on the A+…

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