The goal of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is to make computing as cheap and accessible as possible. So today we introduce a new $ 25 computer that shares many highlights with the finest $ 35 devices.
This new model, called the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A +, uses the same quad-core 1.4GHz Broadcom processor as the high-end Model B +. It also supports Bluetooth 4.2 as well as 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, making it easy to connect anywhere.
However, a $ 10 price cut has cut some specifications. No more Ethernet ports (Wi-Fi enabled). It only has 512 MB of RAM, not 1 GB, and drops to one USB 2.0 port instead of 4.
This is basically the same formula used when Raredberry Pi last introduced the pared-down A + model in 2014. But this time there was a big difference that made the new version even more useful. Previous A + models lacked both Ethernet and Wi-Fi, so they had no way to connect to the Internet. Pi 3 A + has Wi-Fi, which is good when out of the box.
Pi 3 A + is still far from the cheapest computer, Raspberry Pi, but it will be a $ 5 Zero. However, this new model offers more power, connectivity and scalability. And if you try to buy a lot of this product for your school, project or product, $ 10 difference is a big difference.