Raspberry Pi A +: The magic of Raspberry for $ 20
Anyone wishing to enter the world of Raspberry Pi probably seek first the most complete hardware issues pertaining to the series B. Last July we talk about the Raspberry Pi B + and the improvements it brings compared to its predecessor. Now is the turn of Raspberry Pi A + , the new version of the cheaper model.
The Raspberry Pi has led to the development of hundreds of projects. No matter if it is something strictly personal or a vision that seeks to position itself as a commercial product , both hardware Raspberry Pi as your compatible software have managed to adapt to almost any situation they have had to face. However, despite its nearly four million units sold, some parts of the world still go pretty bad when purchasing a Raspberry Pi . Apparently, Latin America has some drawbacks considerable premium and $ 35 based on a Raspberry Pi B + Keep the potential to become an exorbitant sum. At the same time, not all users need the full package of functions in the Raspberry Pi. That’s when it makes an appearance Series A , a little more effective, convenient and economical.
Yesterday, Eben Upton confirmed the launch of Raspberry Pi A + . As expected, this new model has all the optimizations of energy received by the Raspberry Pi B +. The SoC remains the Broadcom BCM2835 , placed on a PCB even smaller. In total, over the Raspberry Pi A + is only 65 millimeters and has several holes for easy installation outside dedicated housings. When the cuts, we discovered that the A + has half the RAM (256 MB) and a single USB port full size (B + has four) , while its Ethernet port dedicated was removed. Furthermore, now the GPIO interface pin 40 extends, the PCB slot HAT includes additional fittings and replaces the old SD slot with a micro SD friction pulse.
The official price for the Raspberry Pi A + is exactly $ 20 . Some details such as the cost of shipping, taxes and additional accessories surely amend the budget, but if you already have some of the necessary components, model A + becomes a more advantageous entry. At the same time, there are projects that require a significant amount of units and obtain with a reduction of 20 percent is undoubtedly a positive factor. Personally, I think half of RAM is the weakest point of A +, but the software tends to be quite efficient and not feel as much as we imagine.