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Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ with dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 announced

16 November 2018 1

The Raspberry Pi foundation makes cheap computers which was very much accessible to everyone. The foundation has today announced a cheaper version of its most powerful computing device, the Raspberry Pi Model A+. It is a stripped down version of the Model B+ and is now available at $25, $10 cheaper than the model B+.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ comes with the same quad-core 1.4 GHz Broadcom processor present in the B+ variant. Other similarities include the same Bluetooth 4.2 along with 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi for connectivity.


Though the stripped down variant comes with one USB 2.0 port instead of 4 on the B+ variant, 512MB of RAM and does not have an Ethernet port. The B+ model though comes with 1GB of RAM, 4 USB 2.0 ports, and an Ethernet port hence pegs a premium price compared to the new one.

Unlike the previous generation, since the new one comes with WiFi connectivity built-in, internet connectivity is a piece of cake and Bluetooth Low Energy support makes it easier to create IoT hubs from the model A+.

These tiny computing devices offer computational powers equivalent of an old computer, these are affordable too, the pricier Model B+ costs $35 while the newer variant A+ is priced at $25


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Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ with dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 announced
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AshleyBravo
AshleyBravo

Compared to the 512MB of RAM for the new model, as against the 1GB RAM for the older one, and other physically stripped down features, that price difference isn't a big deal.

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