May 14, 2015

Raspberry Pi Model B+ Price Cut to Just $25


The Raspberry Pi B+, which was previously priced at $35, has had its price cut to just $25. The price cuts have already gone into effect on the primary Raspberry Pi stockist websites: RS Components in the UK (£16) and MCM Electronics in the US ($25).

According to Raspberry Pi, the price reduction was made possible by "production optimizations," though no specifics were given. At first glance, there don't appear to be any board- or component-level changes, though Raspberry Pi might not have updated its product images yet.

Back in February, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Raspberry Pi 2. Somewhat unusually, while the Pi B+ and Pi 2 were both priced at $35 and occupied the exact same form factor, the Pi 2's hardware spec was far superior to the B+. The Foundation says that the B+ has "continued to sell very well" since the release of the Pi 2, but I'm sure the price cut will be warmly welcomed by the community.

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