The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced a price drop for its older Raspberry Pi Model B+ single board mini computer from $35 down to just $25.
Since the launch of the faster Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC production of the Model B+ mini PC has now been reduced and the new units can be sold at a bargain price of $25.
To re-cap the Raspberry Pi Model B+ is equipped with a ARM 700Mhz processor supported by 512MB RAM together with 4 x USB 2.0 Ports and 40 GPIO pins, backwards compatible to B board.
“The design is based around a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, and 512 Megabytes of RAM. This revision B+ board features four mounting holes for easy installation, a built-in reset circuit, and can be powered via the USB data ports. The design does not include a built-in hard disk or solid-state drive, instead relying on an microSD card for booting and long-term storage. This board is intended to run Linux kernel based operating systems.
The Raspberry Pi uses Linux-kernel based operating systems. The Raspberry Pi does not come with a real-time clock, so an OS must use a network time server, or ask the user for time information at boot time to get access to time and date info for file time and date stamping. However a real time clock (such as the DS1307) with battery backup can be easily added via the I2C interface.”
The range of Raspberry pi computers now available includes the :
– Raspberry Pi Model A+ at $20
– Raspberry Pi Model B+ at $25
– Raspberry Pi 2 at $35.
Source: Pi Foundation
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