Raspberry announces the Pi Zero – Available for US$5


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If there’s one thing common about Raspberry products, it’s that all are affordable. The Raspberry Pi Model B and other successors cost about US$ 25-30 and is affordable for almost everyone. The new Pi Zero will be even more so as it is priced at just US$ 5.

Raspberry Pi Zero

For many people, Raspberry Pi has been their gateway into programming due to the low costs. The introduction of Pi Zero will open up opportunities for even more people due to its aggressive pricing. The features of the Pi Zero are:

  • Broadcom BCM2835 application processor clocked in at 1GHz (ARM11 core that’s 40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
  • 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • microSD Card Slot
  • miniHDMI Output (1080p 60 fps)
  • microUSB Ports (Data and Power)
  • Unpopulated composite video header and unpopulated 40 pin GPIO header

All of the above packed into the smallest design from Raspberry so far as it measures just 65mmx30mmx5mm. The Raspberry Pi will be made in Wales and is available effective immediately at a price of US$ 5 (Around Rs 330).

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