The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced that Model B+ is now available for the standard $35 price, from manufacturing partners element14 and RS/Allied Components.
Supposedly, the new model is less "power hungry" but will keep most of the same features under the hood, including the same 512MB RAM.
Among the changes are:
General purpose input/output: The GPIO header now has an increased number of 40 pins for more reading from sensors or writing output.
USB: The Model B+ now has four USB 2.0 ports, up from two on Model B.
Lower power consumption: Model B+ uses less power of between 0.5W and 1W.
Micro SD: The old SD card slot has been replaced with a micro SD version.
Better audio: There is now a low-noise power supply.
Improved form factor: The USB connectors have been aligned with the board edge, composite video has been moved onto the 3.5mm jack, and there are now four squarely-placed mounting holes.
The foundation has sold over 2 million of the tiny devices since launch.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Jul 2014 0:02