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New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ unveiled

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is a smaller, cheaper, lower-powered Pi 3 and it's on sale now at just US$ 25. The newest Pi is ideal for projects in which you need the speed and processing power of the Pi 3 but can live without ethernet, multiple USB ports, and extra RAM.

Before the first Raspberry Pi was launched, the Raspberry Pi Foundation said it planned to do two product lines: Model A (US$ 25) and Model B (US$ 35). The Model B was launched in 2012, and the Model A a year later. Originally the Model A was just a Model B with half the RAM, and one USB port and the ethernet port removed, but otherwise at the same size and in the same form factor. In 2014, the Model B+ was launched, with more GPIOs and two additional USB ports, and was promptly followed by the A+, in which the board took a size reduction owing to the space created by removal of components.

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  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ out now: $25 for cut-down Pi 3 B+ with quad-core CPU

    The current Model A+ was getting long in the tooth, announced in November 2014 as the successor to the original Model A. The 2014 Model 1 A+ still employed the first Raspberry Pi's single-core chipset.

    The new Pi 3 A+, available today, gains the same quad-core system on chip as the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ released earlier this year. The SoC is Broadcom's BCM2837B0, which is a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU.

    Despite the upgraded specs, the Pi 3 A+ will still cost $25, or $10 less than Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, which has double the memory.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Launched With 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Built-In Bluetooth

    Raspberry Pi Foundation has released its new mini-computer Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ which is a successor to the classic compact Raspberry Pi Model 1 A+.

    The new Model A+ features the same quad-core chip system fitted in the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. The device is powered by Broadcom’s BCM2837Bo chipset having 1.4 GHz 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU.

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

    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.

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