With the increasing popularity Raspberry Pi, this mini-computer has become people’s top priority while thinking of starting some DIY project. The Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Raspberry Pi 2 back in February and it was expected that the price of the older model, Model B+, will be reduced. Now the price of the previous versions of the device has been reduced by one-third.
This means that now you can grab a Raspberry Pi Model B+ just for $25. It should be noted that its most recent competitor is the 9 dollar computer CHIP and is looking to outdo the Pi on price.
According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, this price reduction has been made possible by making some “production optimizations.” The Raspberry Pi 2 was released with same form factor and price, but the Pi 2’s specifications were far more superior to its older brother.
Raspberry Pi was made as an easy and cheap alternative to the programmers and has come a long way since its launch in 2012. Earlier the Pi supported on Linux, but after the ARMv7 processor upgrade in Raspberry Pi 2, it supports Windows 10.
Microsoft has also announced that Windows 10 will be freely available for Raspberry Pi 2 and you can easily install Windows 10 IoT Core on your device following some simple steps.
Now the product lineup of Raspberry Pi varies from $20 to $35. The top range Raspberry Pi 2 is available for $35, Model B+ for $25 and Modell A+ for $20.