The Raspberry Pi Foundation is cutting the price of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ single-board computer. You can now snag one for just $25, which is $10 off the original price.
Sure, the news comes a few months after the team launched the much more powerful Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But $25 is still a pretty remarkable price for a little computer that can be used as a low-power desktop, a home theater PC, an educational machine, and much more.
The Raspberry Pi Model B+ features a Broadcom BCM2835 ARM11 processor with VideoCore IV graphics, 512MB of RAM, and a microSD card reader for storage.
It has a 10/100 Ethernet port, four USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, composite video port, and a headphone jack as well as a 40-pin GPIO connector and support for a number of operating systems including Debian and Ubuntu Linux or OpenELEC if you want to turn the computer into a media center that runs Kodi.
While the Model B+ isn’t as powerful as the Raspberry Pi 2 (which has twice as much RAM, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, and other improvements), the Raspberry Pi Foundation says it’s continued to sell well even with a $35 price tag. You can probably thank a strong independent development community for that: there’s a lot to be said for a choosing a product that’s already been widely adopted since there’s plenty of support and third-party software for the platform.