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Meet the significantly improved, yet still affordable, Raspberry Pi Model B+

Published Jul 14th, 2014 10:45PM EDT
Raspberry Pi Model B+

Computer tinkerers who thought the Raspberry Pi Model B was a very cool thing to play with should know the company announced that an even better Raspberry Pi model will soon be available for the same affordable price of $35 a pop. Raspberry Pi Model B+ will bring users various new features, as the company has listened to what people have been asking for.

“This isn’t a ‘Raspberry Pi 2,” but rather the final evolution of the original Raspberry Pi,” the company said. “Today I’m very pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability, at $35 – it’s still the same price, of what we’re calling the Raspberry Pi Model B+.”

The new computer has the same BCM2835 processor and the same 512MB of RAM but comes with various improvements including more GPIO, a micro SD slot replacing the SD card socket, more USB ports (4 USB 2.0 ports instead of 2), lower power consumption, better audio and a “neater form factor.”

Even though the Model B+ is the better option, the Model B will remain in production for as long as there’s demand for it, the company said.

A video further explaining the Raspberry Pi Model B+ version follows below.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.