Raspberry Pi Zero W photos: A closer look at the $10 computer

Now with Wi-Fi

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is one of the smallest and cheapest computers available.

While the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is already highly affordable, selling for about $35, the Pi Zero W cuts that price by two-thirds.

Not much bigger than a stick of gum, the Zero W is the Pi 3's less powerful but more affordable little brother, capable of being used as a media center, retro-games console, acting as the brain of robots and drones, or, at a push, as a general-purpose desktop computer.

The board is an update to the Raspberry Pi Zero, taking the base board and adding support for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, making the computer far more useful out of the box.

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.