Do not treat any of your friends for lunch today. You can use the $ 25 to buy the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A +.
Tomorrow, Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest and last iteration of the "classic" Raspberry Pi family. The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A + has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, 1
The fans in the original Model A + have requested an upgrade for several years. The original A + sported a wimpy 256 MB RAM (the new A + has twice as much RAM), and you can only transfer data through its single USB port – it did not have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. While 5 $ Raspberry Pi Zero has had the attention of hobbyists in recent years, it also lacks Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, which can seriously limit the use of such a small board.
Of course, you can not expect the new A + to replace your desktop computer. A + has only 512 MB of RAM, which is only half of what Raspberry Pi Model 3 B + packs. It has no Ethernet port, and it only has a USB input. But for $ 25, this highly requested product will certainly be very useful in training, DIY projects and your Internet.
The new A + is a good and cheap product with many practical applications, but there is none. There is no revolutionary about it. Therefore, Raspberry Pi Foundations has announced that A + is the last iteration of the "classic" Raspberry Pi family. They plan to utilize new hardware and memory technology to "develop" their products. Hopefully we will see a new revolutionary Raspberry Pi board in the next few years. Meanwhile, we should celebrate the cheap, reliable hardware that the Raspberry Pi Foundation is famous for.