Pi-Foundation’s latest announcement, the Raspberry Pi Zero priced surprisingly at just $5 has been tagged as ‘World’s Cheapest Computer’.
The Raspberry Pi Zero, made at Wales is a full fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family featuring a Broadcom BCM2835 application processor with 1GHz ARM11 Core Processor claimed to be 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi 1. It possess a 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM and a microSD expansion card slot along with a mini HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output. Micro-USB ports are available for data i/o and power. For further handling it has an unpopulated composite video header and an unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header with pin-out identical to Model A+/B+/2B. Besides being the cheapest, the Raspberry Pi Zero is the smallest and most compact in the Pi family of chip based computers.
The Pi-Foundation has further announced the immediate availability of the Raspberry Pi Zero from today itself. In the UK, sales will be taken care of by element14, The Pi Hut and Pimoroni. Raspberry Pi Zero is available in the US from Adafruit and in-store at local branches of Micro Center.
The Pi Foundation is also giving away free Raspberry Pi Zero on the front of each copy of the December issue of The MagPi, which arrives in UK stores today. The specified issue of MagPi is loaded with all the information one will need about the Raspberry Pi Zero including project ideas as well as an interview with Mike Stimson, the board designer of Raspberry Pi Zero.