Raspberry Pi made a cheaper version of its most powerful PC

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s goal is to make computing as cheap and accessible as possible, so today, it’s introducing a new $25 computer that shares many of the highlights as its top-of-the-line $35 device.

The new model, called the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, uses the same quad-core 1.4GHz Broadcom processor as the high-end Model B+. It also has the same support for Bluetooth 4.2 as well as 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, making it easy to use anywhere there’s a connection.

But a few specs are being cut back to account for the $10 price reduction. There’s no longer an Ethernet port (you have to use Wi-Fi), there’s only 512MB of RAM instead of 1GB, and it drops to just one USB 2.0 port instead of four.


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