Today’s tech news: Meet the New Low-Power And Low Price Raspberry Pi A+

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has came with the new Raspberry Pi A+ 3rd model. Having several major updates over the current compact version of the classic Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+.

The current Model A+ was announced in November 2014 as the successor to the original Model A. The 2014 Model 1 A+ still employed the first Raspberry Pi’s single-core chipset.

The full specifications of  Pi A+ 3rd model

The new Pi 3 A+, available today, contains the same quad-core system on chip as the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ released earlier this year. The SoC is Broadcom’s BCM2837B0, which is a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU.

Despite the upgraded specs, the Pi 3 A+ will still cost $25, or $10 less than Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, which has double the memory.

One of the major differences with the Model B+ feature-wise is that the Pi 3 A+ do not have an Ethernet port and has only a single USB port.

Their absence gets the smaller form factor, which is more approximately square, compared with the Pi 3B+. As in the Pi Zero, the new Pi 3 A+ contain 512MB of RAM, which is double the RAM of the 2014 model when it launched. The old A+ doubled its RAM in 2016.

The Pi 3 A+ having the same mechanical footprint as the 2014 Model A+, measuring 65mm × 56.5mm (2.56in × 2.22in), with the same 40-pin GPIO header. Its size makes it more comfortable for projects that need a smaller computer.

However, the Pi 3 A+ does contain dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11ac wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.2. The HDMI 1.3 port supports 1,080 pixel monitors and TVs, and there’s a microUSB connector for power. As well as a four-pole stereo audio output and composite video jack.

The Raspberry Pi 3 A+ will remain in production until at least January 2023.  said by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.