Published On: Fri, Nov 27th, 2015

Raspberry Pi Zero Launched With 40% Faster Performance, Priced $5

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Raspberry Pi has released its latest offering in the tiny segment of programmable computer. The device is dubbed as Zero and is priced tagged just $5.

The new Raspberry Pi Zero is claimed to perform 40 percent faster than the original Pi 1 computing device. It comes with a 1GHz ARM11 core Broadcom BCM2835 application processor and the circuit board measures just 65×30 millimeter. It sports a 512MB RAM and the OS is loadable through a micro-SD card. It is equipped with a mini-HDMI socket too for 1080p video output and micro-USB sockets too for data and power.

Raspberry Pi Zero Launched With 40percent Faster Performance, Priced 5usd

Specifications in brief:

A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
A micro-SD card slot
A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
Micro-USB sockets for data and power
An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
An unpopulated composite video header
Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

The new Raspberry Pi Zero is capable of running all the favorite apps including Minecraft, Sonic Pi and Scratch. In the US the device can be bought from Micro Center and Adafruit stores. In the UK it is made available at the Pimoroni and Pi Hut stores.

Also, in the UK the Zero comes free with The MagPi magazine’s December issue.

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