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 chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.