Raspberry Pi Zero launched: Gets you a miniature computer at $5

Raspberry Pi takes miniature computing to another level with the Zero priced at $5.

Raspberry Pi takes miniature computing to another level with the Zero priced at $5.

Previously we've seen the Raspberry Pi Model B and some others priced somewhere between $20 and $35. To further make the mini PC accessible to all, it started build the new Zero model that costs not more than $5.


This member of the Pi family is built in Wales and features a Broadcom BCM2835 application processor at 1GHz ARM11 core (which is 40 percent faster than Raspberry Pi 1). It includes 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM. The miniature computer also includes a microSD card slot, mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output, micro-USB sockets for data and power and an unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header.

It comes with an identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B. Moreover, it is available in the smallest ever form factor at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm. It runs Raspbian and includes all popular applications such as Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.

The Raspberry Pi Zero is available starting today in the UK via element14, The Pi Hut and Pimoroni. It is also available in the US from Adafruit and in-store at a local branch of Micro Center. "One more thing: because the only thing better than a $5 computer is a free computer, we are giving away a free Raspberry Pi Zero on the front of each copy of the December issue of The MagPi, which arrives in UK stores today," Raspberry Pi writes in a blogpost.

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