The $5 Computer: Raspberry Pi Zero

Recently Raspberry Pi launched their latest computer called Raspberry Pi Zero, a 5$ computer which promises to change the way even Raspberry devices are used. It is possibly the cheapest computer hardware available in the market and pushes computing costs to a new low.

It features an 1Ghz, Single-core CPU with 512MB RAM. It has a mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports, and is powered by Micro USB power. It also features a HAT-compatible 40-pin header and composite video and reset headers.

raspberry pi zero

We have been following the Raspberry Pi computer devices for a long time now. The latest was a Raspberry Pi B which was released sometime back (with a new official case and a new way to make it a tablet!), and while the Raspberry Pi zero is more powerful than the Raspberry Pi A+, it is a shade less powerful than the Raspberry Pi 2.

In fact the Raspberry Pi Zero is so cheap that they circulated free devices with the latest MagPi magazine! The whole ecosystem of raspberry pi accessories are now available in the market. It has become the favourite of DIY lovers who like to use this cheaper computers to hack small projects and create new uses for the device.

With a low-cost, Raspberry Pi Zero promises to enthuse even more enthusiasts to experiment with it. Right now the demand is so much, it seems to be sold out everywhere.

Looking forward to new releases of computers sticks also. Chromebits are also around the corner.

71 comments on “The $5 Computer: Raspberry Pi Zero

  1. Sagor Kundu says:

    Raspberry Pi newly version is very good. I already a user of this. And their rate is also so cheap.

  2. Ravinder Dande says:

    Mini computer only for 5$ thats amazing deal.Can you tell me where i can buy it from

  3. Sarah says:

    I heard about Raspberry Pi Zero few months back. At first, I could not understand what was it. But today while scrolling through your blog, it caught my attention. Really, the technology is crossing all barriers. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  4. Axanta says:

    where can i buy it and does it have a hdmi port .. where is the display port..or is it something like 8086

  5. Megan says:

    Where can I buy this computer? I couldn’t find it for this price. On Amazan, they sell a Raspberry for around 90$ and that’s an used one.

  6. erika blake says:

    this is really a good news that a computer is only in 5 $. in the devoloping countries it is like a wish…

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  8. Thomas Heinz Fotografie says:

    That Little small thing is so powerful and flexible. I like to do experimental things with the small Partner raspberry Pi :)

  9. zeevols says:

    I think that this product should be offered to people in poor countries.

  10. Fouad says:

    Wow is this for real? Just $5? I guess there must be some other things attached to it. Anyway, how can I get one?

  11. Abrar Shahriar Alam says:

    Raspberry Pi new version is sounds good but not used it yet. Looking forward to use it and the computer cost $5 generates more people to buy it.

  12. Aslam says:

    Raspberry Pi – I have been keep on reading about this, your’s is one today that makes some lesson.

  13. Microsoft Lumia 650 Specifications says:

    Good One. May be this is good to be at the 5$ price but may impact the other technology which is upcoming.

  14. oswin william says:

    amazing to know that technology is moving so fast.. that we are getting high version hardware at such a low price..

  15. Amit Rathor says:

    Raspberry Pi is available at different site at price ranging from $5 to $50 , what exactly real difference between them,please find

  16. Mario Nimal says:

    I can’t believe I’m only hearing about this now. It’s so awesome what these developers are doing. Have you ever tried it out?

  17. Sunil Kumar says:

    Good article. I can’t believe this because we are getting computer for $5. Let me the reviews about this product. Who already purchased this please give me review. Thanks.

  18. bluebirdcab says:

    Both Intel and Raspberry Pi are handing pocket PC’s.

  19. Raphael says:

    Raspberry Pi Zero? How come i’ve never seen any of this? at $5 dollar i’m not surprised its sold out everywhere. I’ll check online stores to see if i can cop mine.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  20. Merrilylane says:

    I love the idea, although I wouldn’t purchase one, I would sure invest in the company.

  21. Radulescu Alexandru says:

    The Raspberry Pi 2 is less than half the cost of a PS4 or Xbox One game but, given the time and effort, could provide far more satisfaction in the long run. Available since December, the new sleek Raspbian desktop runs well on the B+, but on the Pi 2, it feels like a responsive desktop that we normally see on our main computers.

  22. Sarbjit Grewal says:

    The article is good. The small Partner raspberry Pi is so powerful and flexible I like to do experiment with it. Thanks for sharing

  23. Vikash Kumar says:

    wow Great news Raspberry Pi Zero is just 5$ awesome dear
    Thanks for d lovly post :)

  24. Mark Smith says:

    this is really a good news that a computer is only in 5 $, where i can buy it ?

  25. dia anji says:

    I can’t believe this because we are getting computer for $5. Let me the reviews about this product. Who already purchased this please give me review

  26. Rodrigo says:

    We now have 5 USD computers and phones with 4 GB of Ram! Funny world!

  27. lagu terbaru says:

    Raspberry Pi Zero? How come i’ve never seen any of this? at $5 dollar i’m not surprised its sold out everywhere.

  28. PRABHAT KUMAR SINGH says:

    Can you tell me more about this computer?? Would be helpful for me. thank you.

  29. Akshay Lal says:

    What is expected launching date sir ?

  30. Rajat says:

    Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, The Raspberry Pi Zero is half the size of a Model A+, with twice the utility. A tiny Raspberry Pi that’s affordable enough for any project

  31. Alex says:

    This is crazy! As he says the cost used to be prohibitive for some people to get into computers. At this price it just opens up so much possibility. I totally missed the give-away on the magazine, but I’m going to get a PiZero!

  32. SEEMA says:

    wow Great news I can’t believe this because we are getting computer for $5. Let me the reviews about this product. Who already purchased this please give me review

  33. Izmoroz says:

    I like the power consumption of PiZero, it’s much lower than other pi’s.
    The only thing I really miss is the CSI connector for the Pi Camera. I have so much projects involving camera in mind!

    Delivery was ~7 days, but it is still cheaper then buying from local German resellers and product was in stock. Was able to get it here while all other resellers show “Backorder” tag when trying to order.
    Good job Pimoroni!

    Cheers!

  34. The Christmas Company Dallas says:

    Hi P. Chandra,
    Nice to see the $5 Computer. Could you tell me please from where can I buy this one.
    Thanks for Sharing…Please keep sharing such Post.

  35. Katy Marks says:

    Wow! I’ve never heard of this. Only $5, that’s crazy!

  36. Hardik Jani says:

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  37. Silvy Novita says:

    its really interesting ! Computer with a price of $5 will be some new interesting revolution and it will simply enhance the desire of people to purchase a computer with in low range of money. Thanks for sharing…

  38. Sumit Vasudeva says:

    It is great but it i can’t find it anywhere online. Is this availabe at some store? where can i get it from?

  39. Jessy says:

    Mini computer only for 5$ thats amazing deal.Can you tell me where i can buy it from?

  40. Simaran Singh says:

    That would be amazing. A Min-computer for only 5$.
    I suppose that the last post on this blog was in Dec 2015.
    Why your blog is not updating now?

  41. samantaray says:

    Version 1.3 is updated to include a camera port. The new Pi Zero camera port only works with a Raspberry Pi Zero Camera Cable. It DOES NOT work with a standard Raspberry Pi Camera cable.

  42. Mr Jabed says:

    How its possible just for $5. where to buy?

  43. Beardman says:

    Pi Zero is meant to be for integrating into projects. Like stuff you would use an Arduino, for when you need more processing power and a full OS. It really isn’t meant to replace other Pis.

    The ports on there are largely there for first time programming and setup. Gpio header requiring soldering is kind of a dead giveaway. This is a little project pi you integrate into other projects,

  44. Peter S says:

    Yeah, good thing and just only $5

  45. Obama says:

    Wow! its amazing. The Raspberry Pi Zero is half the size of a Model A+, with twice the utility.

  46. Nirmala S says:

    Hey good to know about raspberry pie Zero. I would like to get this inexpensive computer to manage my online tasks. Could you please help me to find out the best place to purchase it?

  47. Shirley J. James says:

    This is very useful guide for me, Thank’s for sharing this strategy

  48. Leslie says:

    Raspberry Pi, only $5? Good for 3rd world countries!

  49. Warcraft 4 beta says:

    It was a short deal :\ Now it isn’t available

  50. anusers13 says:

    rasperry pi is really useful and cheap

  51. maryam khan says:

    nice posttt
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  52. narjis says:

    nice
    I like the power consumption of PiZero, it’s much lower than other pi’s.
    The only thing I really miss is the CSI connector for the Pi Camera. I have so much projects involving camera in mind!

  53. justneer says:

    New version of rasberry pi is very useful!

  54. Hostpel says:

    Raspberry Pi – I have been keep on reading about this, your’s is one today that makes some lesson.

  55. Blake Shelton says:

    Damn ! A Computer only at $5 ?? :o i cant believe. where can i buy it bro ?

  56. John Roy says:

    this is really a good news that a computer is only in 5 $. in the devoloping countries it is like a wish…

  57. Ben says:

    Thanks for this review of the raspberry pi . $5? That is really really crazy.

  58. Harish Negi says:

    I use Raspberry Pi, for research & developement. I am a big fan of it. Thanks for update

  59. Luka says:

    Honestly, I have never used Raspbery Pi but everyone is talking about it.
    This is great thing if I can on example run a small backup server (with linux) on it :) ?
    Does it have WiFi? Or Lan?

    Thanks in advance for your answer

  60. Misbah says:

    This article made me laugh so hard because i clearly remember the banner in Karachi which stating that “buy Computer Rs 100 / Kg.” Means USD 1 / Kg.

  61. Dipak Patil says:

    Is that offer is still available ? please tell me

  62. The $5 Computer: Raspberry Pi Zero says:

    Recently Raspberry Pi launched their latest computer called Raspberry Pi Zero, a 5$ computer which promises to change the way even Raspberry devices are used. It is possibly the cheapest computer hardware available in the market and pushes computing costs to a new low.

    It features an 1Ghz, Single-core CPU with 512MB RAM. It has a mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports, and is powered by Micro USB power. It also features a HAT-compatible 40-pin header and composite video and reset headers.

  63. sree says:

    This is crazy! As he says the cost used to be prohibitive for some people to get into computers. At this price it just opens up so much possibility. I totally missed the give-away on the magazine, but I’m going to get a PiZero!

  64. Abdul Jabbar says:

    Rapid advancements in technology make it possible.

  65. Pablo Tuffano says:

    Excellent device to the people who needs a cheap and functonal PC. It’s amazing when someone want do something to help other people. This can be a milestone for the computer industry

  66. Dewald Swart says:

    I want a raspberi pi so badly. Just haven’t gotten around to buying one yet.

  67. Gagan Kamboj says:

    so from where i can buy this mini computer??

  68. Lunorian says:

    The raspberry pi is an awesome line of micro-computers and is great for both people with a low income and as a component to power your low power projects. I like how the price of this model is so low.

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  70. Depeak Kumar says:

    A mini computer with only 5 $ will be a great thing. I would love to have it.

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