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Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+: A closer look at the new $25 board

The Pi 3 Model A+

The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ packs most of the specs of the $35 Pi 3 B+ into a more compact, even cheaper board.

The tiny computer is a massive upgrade over the old Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+, which is based on the same single core system-on-a-chip as the first-generation Pi, released back in 2012. Like the original, the new A+ is a single-board computer designed to be built into homemade hardware -- such as this remote-controlled robot -- thanks to its small size and low-power consumption.

Despite the very noticeable bump to its specs, the price of the board is $25, only slightly more than the old A+.

Click through the gallery for a guided tour of all the new features on the board.

Read more about the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.