As smartphones and tablets are getting bigger and bigger, computers are becoming smaller and smaller. Raspberry Pi, which is known to manufacture small and cheap computers, is now ready to wow its fans with its new Raspberry Pi Zero device. Raspberry Pi Zero is the cheapest and the smallest computer ever created by the company. Not only that, the computer is very affordable, $5 only. You can simply skip a cup of coffee or two, to get Raspberry Pi Zero.
What will you get from Raspberry Pi Zero?
Raspberry Pi Zero is just a size of a business card and it is powered by a Broadcom BCM2835 processor. It has a 1GHz, single-core CPU with 512MB of RAM. It comes with Mini HDMI and USB On-the-Go ports. Raspberry Pi Zero has a micro USB power. The device is compatible with HAT 40-pin header. It also comes with composite video and reset headers.
It has a microSD card slot for storage and it is running on the Raspbian operating system. The manufacturer claims that this device is very powerful, that it can actually support several applications including Minecraft. It is interesting to note that the pocket edition of the game on Google Play Store cost more than the device itself.
Raspberry Pi had released Raspberry Pi 2 back in February this year. It cost $35 since it comes with 1GB of RAM alongside a 900MHz quad-core processor with an Ethernet portal. It is also equipped with USB ports, just like Raspberry Pi Zero, microSD card slot and HDMI port.
The technology is not only unique from Raspberry Pi, Google in collaboration with Asus, has launched what they call Chromebit. It is a PC-on-stick based on Chrome OS from Google. On the other hand, Microsoft has its own version of small computers, by promoting Continuum. This feature lets a Windows 10 Mobile device to function as a desktop computer if it is docked in a specialized Continuum dock.