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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Vikash Kumar says:

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

  4. Mark Smith says:

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

  5. 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

  6. Rodrigo says:

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

  7. 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.


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

  9. Akshay Lal says:

    What is expected launching date sir ?

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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!


  14. 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.

  15. Katy Marks says:

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

  16. Hardik Jani says:

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  17. 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…

  18. 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?

  19. Jessy says:

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

  20. 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?

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