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Raspberry Pi gets new even cheaper version!

Posted at 05 February 2013 21:00 CET by Wombler

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the launch of the cheaper version of the Raspberry Pi, the Model A.

According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation the first batch of model A’s will be available first only in Europe however this is merely a temporary limitation as they also state that the rest of the world will be able to order ‘very soon’.

With the Model A the Foundation intend to increase the penetration of home, hobbyist, and educational, computing/programming even further by producing a cut down version of the original which will be cheaper to produce, and more importantly for consumers, cheaper to buy.

As well as reducing the price considerably this cut down specification also however brings impressive benefits with regard to power consumption and amazingly the Model A consumes only a third of the power used by the earlier Model B which is bound to be of interest to users running on portable power sources such as batteries or solar power.

So what are the changes?

Well very little really and the video below discusses these although basically they’ve removed the Ethernet connection, there’s now only one USB port and the SDRAM has been reduced from 512MB to 256MB.

The Model A is now available for £19 which roughly equates to $30 or €22.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation discuss this further in their blog here.

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There are 5 comments

_chef_
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 05 Feb 13 22:36
    Damn, that "new" one is unusable IMO.
    debro
    Blown to smitherines
    Posted on: 06 Feb 13 03:28
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by _chef_
      Damn, that "new" one is unusable IMO.
      in all honesty, they were intended as cheap prototyping boards.the "b" version was released in order to
      maximise appeal to the masses to quickly recoup development costs.
      Wombler
      Administrator & Reviewer
      Posted on: 06 Feb 13 14:45
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by _chef_
        Damn, that "new" one is unusable IMO.
        I suppose it depends on what you're using it for.

        The more fully featured model is pretty cheap too for what it is.


        Wombler
        DukeNukem
        MyCE Resident Commenter
        Posted on: 06 Feb 13 16:49
          Mmm.... pie.

          I might pick up the B model for some HTPC shits and giggles.
          szalay
          New Member
          Posted on: 24 Feb 13 02:05
            i've bought it B model, almost done for build to full HTCP
            if someone will like the silent operation, PI does it

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