The gist of all this is simple; you can now buy a computer at just $5. Yes, the new Raspberry Pi Zero costs that much, and has such a small profile that it’ll even put your keychain to shame.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has over the years given us plenty of extremely cheap computing options that have been taken advantage of by millions from around the globe. All you need is a basic display and a keyboard-mouse arrangement, and you’re ready to go with these beauties.
The new Zero which costs a ridiculous $5 comes equipped with a Broadcom BCM2835 (1GHz ARM11 core) processor. This assembly has been revealed to be 40 percent faster than the one on the first ever Pi. It is accompanied on the board by 512MB worth of RAM and a microSD card slot for storage.
The mini-HDMI socket on the Raspberry Pi Zero is able to provide an output of 1080p full HD at 60 frames per second. A couple of microUSB ports ensure that you can connect accessories to the board according to your liking. This device runs Raspbian which is nothing but an optimized Linux distribution.
If you’re going to buy this computer, you’ll also want to go for its Adaptor Kit which costs another $5. It contains a mini-HDMI to HDMI adaptor, a microUSB to USB A female cable and a 2 x 20 0.1-inch male GPIO header.
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For those wondering about the capacity of the Raspberry Pi Zero to run heavy programs, its makers have revealed that it’ll be able to dole out enough power to run apps like Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi easily. This $5 computer is available now in the US as well as the UK.