Few months ago, B+ model of Raspberry Pi was launched which came with some new features and now A+ Model has arrived as a clone of B+. This means Raspberry Pi A+ will complement B+ and can be able to work with all the platforms that B+ supports.
Raspberry Pi A+ is the smallest and cheapest computer, which measures only 66mm x 56mm x 14mm and results in a much squarer and flatter credit-card look. The processor and RAM units are the same as found in Model A i.e. Broadcom BCM2835 SoC and 256MB RAM; whereas the size is reduced by implementing the MicroSD card in place of SD card and use of only 1 USB port.
While looking at the functional features, the Raspberry Pi A+ is built with
- 14 additional GPIO pins, which makes a total 40 pins to connect add-on boards. Now A+ is able to interact with all the B+ compatible add-on boards.
- Audio quality improves due to addition of dedicated low-noise power supply.
Watch the video below to learn the features of A+ Model.
“The big news is that we’ve cut the price to $20 from $25 for the old Model A.”
Therefore, it means that the sole idea behind A+ is not only reducing the size but also reducing the price to $5 and now it is immediately available in both UK and US at price of $20.