Raspberry Pi Model B+ Gets Price Slashed Down to $25
The Raspberry Pi Model B+ has had its price slashed down to just $25 by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
The price cut arrives just days after the news of a Kickstarter campaign about the world’s first $9 microcomputer called CHIP. The news certainly made waves, and seemingly strong enough to cause the Raspberry to think about its pricing over the weekend.
According to the company, the Raspberry Pi Model B+ has continued to sell very well, even with its original cost of $35. The good sales are also despite the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 in February, which is an improved version and has already sold over a million units.
“A side effect of the production optimisations that allowed us to hit the $35 target price for Raspberry Pi 2 is that the Model B+ is now much cheaper to manufacture than it was when it was introduced,” explained the company in a blog post. “With this in mind, we’ve decided to drop its list price to $25.”
The Raspberry Pi Model B+ boasts low noise power input, double the number of USB ports over the original at four, a 40-pin GPIO header which replaces a 26-pin unit, and a click-in microSD slot that puts the card neatly into the side of the unit.
To conclude, the Raspberry Pi Model A+ is now at $20, Model B+ at $25, and the latest Pi 2 at $35.