The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge. Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5 !!!.
- A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor – 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
- 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
- A micro-SD card slot
- A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
- Micro-USB sockets for data and power
- An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header – Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
- An unpopulated composite video header
- Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
The Raspberry Pi Zero is available in the US from Adafruit and Micro Center. In the UK it’s sold by element14, The Pi Hut, and Pimoroni. And if you happen to be in a place where the MagPi magazine is sold, the December issue is hitting stores in the UK today, and it comes with a free Raspberry Pi Zero.
How close looks and handles Raspberry Pi Zero can be seen in this video (published by TheRaspberryPiGuy)
Source: raspberry pi blog