Raspberri Pi Model A now available in the US for $25

Previously, only the model B of the famous mirco computer was available in the US for $35. But now, the model A , a cheaper version of the device is available to purchase in the US as well and is priced at $10 less than the older model. You can order it from Allied Electronic but you should make it quick because the stock is limited.

Raspberry Pi has been used in some really cool projects by technology enthusiasts around the world. And although being $10 cheaper, the model A still has a decent amount of processing power for all sorts of projects. The $10 discount comes from some notable changes in hardware compared to the Model B. And because of the reduction in hardware, The Model A consumes about one third less power than the Model B and was envisioned for low-power consuming projects.

The Model A has 256 MB of RAM, a single USB 2.0 port, and has no Ethernet port. The board is designed to run the Linux operating system and has a built-in HDMI port. The board has a SD memory card port and a 3.5 mm audio output. The device also features a HD video camera connector for the Raspberry Pi specific camera.

Here is a chart comparing the two models:

Raspberry Pi Model ARaspberry Pi Model B

Technical Features
ChipBroadcom BCM2835 SoC full HD multimedia applications processorBroadcom BCM2835 SoC full HD multimedia applications processor
CPU700 MHz Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor700 MHz Low Power ARM1176JZ-F Applications Processor
GPUDual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-ProcessorDual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor
EthernetNoneonboard 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 jack
USB 2.0Single USB ConnectorDual USB Connector
Video OutputHDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4) Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)HDMI (rev 1.3 & 1.4) Composite RCA (PAL and NTSC)
Audio Output3.5mm jack, HDMI3.5mm jack, HDMI
Onboard StorageSD, MMC, SDIO card slotSD, MMC, SDIO card slot
Operating SystemLinuxLinux
Dimensions8.6cm x 5.4cm x 1.5cm8.6cm x 5.4cm x 1.7cm
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