The New Raspberry Pi: Smaller and Somehow Cheaper

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Raspberry Pi has managed to do what every technology manufacturer should strive to achieve: it made its basic product both smaller and cheaper at the same time.

The new Model A+ is an overhauled version of the company's base offering, the Model A. While it packs the same Broadcom BCM2835 System-on-a-Chip and 256MB of RAM, it's shrunk in size to just 6.6cm down from 8.6cm and now costs £15.51, while also drawing less power that it predecessor.

Elsewhere, the new board swaps SD storage for MicroSD and adds 14 GPIO (General-purpose input-output) pins, taking the total to 40. You can already buy one right now. [Raspberry Pi Foundation via Engadget]