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Raspberry Pi gets smaller and cheaper with the Model A+

A smaller, lower cost Raspberry Pi has been unveiled. Like the Model A, the A+ is powered by a 700MHz Broadcom BCM2835 CPU and has 256MB RAM, but it is significantly smaller (65mm in length, versus 86mm for the Model A), and consumes less power.

Yours for just £15.51, the A+ packs more GPIO (the GPIO header has grown to 40 pins), a push-push micro SD and a dedicated low noise power supply for better audio. 

"When we announced Raspberry Pi back in 2011, the idea of producing an ARM GNU/Linux box for $25 seemed ambitious, so it's pretty mind bending to be able to knock another $5 off the cost while continuing to build it here in the UK, at the same Sony factory in South Wales we use to manufacture the Model B+," said the Raspberry Pi Foundation in a statement. 

The A+ is available in both the US and UK now. It is hoped that cutting down on size and price will get the Foundation's work into more peoples' hands. 

Laura Hopperton

Source:  www.newelectronics.co.uk

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