The Raspberry Pi foundation has rolled out its new Model A uber-mini dev board priced at $25.
Essentially, the Model A is a stripped-down version of the $35 Model B Raspberry Pi, with no Ethernet, one USB port and 256MB RAM.
"Stripping down the Model A means it has two important differences from the Model B: we can make it ten dollars cheaper, at $25; and it consumes roughly a third of the power of the Model B," a Raspberry Pi rep explained in a blog post.
"[This] is of key importance to those of you wanting to run projects from a battery or solar power: robots, sensor platforms in remote locations, Wi-Fi repeaters attached to the local bus stop and so forth. We’re working on software to get the power consumption even lower."
Currently, the Model A is available in Europe, although RS customers outside Europe can order a Model A now, albeit with a short shipping delay.
"We are very, very pleased to finally be able to offer you a computer for $25. It’s what we said we’d do all along, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it," the rep added.