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Raspberry Pi Model A

Posted by Pete Wood on

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This week I received an early Christmas present from Eben at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.  Thanks Eben! I'm very lucky to get my hands on a pre-production Raspberry Pi Model A and will be putting it to good use! 

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Scheduled to be on sale at RS Components mid Jan/early Feb 2013*, the Model A is the latest offering from the Raspberry Pi Foundation,  Offered at a $25 price point**.  The Model A is basically a stripped down version of the current shipping Model B.  The main difference between the two is that the Model A has no MagJack and Ethernet Phy, a single USB port and 256MB of SDRAM.

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Due to it's lower power consumption, the Model A is ideal for those with battery powered applications.  The lower price point and stripped out MagJack giving it a lower profile, also makes it even more attractive for system integrators.  It's also ideal for those of us at home who are looking to use it as a low cost media centre.

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Heres more info about the Model A


*Availability to be confirmed

**$25 price excludes Tax and shipping.

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