The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that its wildly popular Model B+ is receiving a price drop down to $25. When it released the Pi 2 back in February, the micro-computing leader pledged continued support for the previous generation B+. Despite a newer iteration with 25% faster processing speeds and twice the amount of RAM, the Raspberry Pi Model B+ is still a very capable machine.
Today’s news comes on the heels of the $9 CHIP microcomputer Kickstarter campaign that has gained a significant amount of notoriety and support. Regardless of the product, new competition and lowered prices is only good news for consumers. We are continuing to see new developers come up with ways to introduce these little computers to different age brackets and demographics.
PRICE CUT! RASPBERRY PI MODEL B+ NOW ONLY $25
When we announced the Raspberry Pi 2 back in February, we said that we’d continue to support its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+. Since then, we’ve sold well over a million units of Raspberry Pi 2, but Model B+ has also continued to sell very well, despite also costing $35.
A side effect of the production optimizations 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. With this in mind, we’ve decided to drop its list price to $25. If you’re looking for a Raspberry Pi with networking and multiple USB ports, and don’t need the extra performance or memory that the Raspberry Pi 2 brings, you might want to check it out.
The Raspberry Pi product line now stretches from the Model A+ at $20, via the Model B+ at $25, to the top-of-the-range Raspberry Pi 2 at $35. The new pricing will take effect across our partners’ websites over the next few days, but right now RS Components in the UK and MCM Electronics in North America look like your best bet.