The Raspberry Pi Foundation has just announced the five dollar, micro-sized Raspberry Pi Zero . We take a look at what’s on the board and put it through it’s paces.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a $5 “Raspberry Pi Zero” SBC with a 1GHz ARM11 SoC, 512MB RAM, plus microSD, mini-HDMI, micro-USB, and 40-pin GPIO.
The $9-and-up Chip has just been eclipsed in the hacker SBC price competition before it has even begun to ship in volume. The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s new Raspberry Pi Zero has gone on sale for a mere $5. The 65 x 30mm, community backed Zero is being bundled free with every December copy of MagPi magazine.
The Zero runs Raspbian Linux on the same ARM11-based Broadcom BCM2836 SoC as the now $25 Raspberry Pi Model B+, but it’s now clocked to 1GHz instead of 700MHz. The Zero is 40 percent faster than the original Raspberry Pi Model B, claims the Foundation’s Eben Upton in today’s blog announcement. It’s also 40 percent smaller than the Pi 1 B+