Do not treat any of your friends for lunch today. You could use this $ 25 to buy the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A +.
This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest and final iteration of the "classic" Raspberry Pi family. The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A + has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, 1
Fans of the original Model A + have been asking for an upgrade for years. The original A + had 256 MB of RAM (the new A + has twice as much RAM), and you can only transfer data over the single USB port. The device does not have a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. While the $ 5 Raspberry Pi Zero has caught the attention of hobbyists in recent years, it also lacks Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, which can severely limit the use of such a small board.
Of course you can not expect the new A + to replace your desktop computer. The A + only has 512 MB of RAM, which is only half of the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B +. It has no Ethernet port and only one USB input. For $ 25, this coveted product will surely find use in education, hardware store projects and the Internet of Things.
The new A + is a good, cheap product with many practical applications, but there is no. There is nothing revolutionary about it. Therefore, the Raspberry Pi Foundations have announced that the A + is the latest reiteration of the "classic" Raspberry Pi family. They plan to use the new hardware and storage technology to "develop" their products. Hopefully there will be a new, revolutionary Raspberry Pi board in the next few years. In the meantime, we should celebrate the inexpensive, reliable hardware that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is known for.