A new Raspberry Pi model with support for the Intel Core i5 processor is now available to purchase on the Pi Shop website, and it’s available for just $20, a discount of about 40%.
The Core i3-based Raspberry Pi models have been available for around two years now, but they haven’t been available in large numbers due to their higher price.
This year, however, Apple finally officially released a Raspberry Pi with support from the Intel core i5, and the Core i7 chipsets are now widely available, along with some upgrades that can improve their performance.
Raspberry Pi is the latest device to get support for Intel’s new Xeon processor, which is aimed at building supercomputers, supercomputing centers, and other high-performance systems.
That processor, called Xeon Phi, is also the same processor that powers Apple’s iMac, MacBook Pro, and Apple TV.
Intel is also offering new Intel Xeon processors for use in the Raspberry Pi, including the i5-equipped Raspberry Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi 1 Model B, and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. But you can get the latest version of the RaspberryPi 3 on the website, too, at a discounted price of $22.99.
The Raspberry Pi Pi Zero is the only model in the lineup that comes with an integrated Intel Ethernet controller, but that’s a tiny little thing compared to the Pi’s other integrated features.
Pi Zero comes with a 32GB SD card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an HDMI port, and a Micro SD card slot.
A separate Ethernet adapter and two USB 3.0 ports are available for extra expansion.
If you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pis, you can find a full-size version of it in the U.S. and Europe at an attractive $69.99 price.
The U.K. and Germany offer a similar model for slightly less.
A Raspberry Pi is a relatively cheap way to get into the field of supercomputational computing, especially if you’re just starting out with the idea of learning how to build things.
The $20 price cut means that if you already have a Raspberry PI, you’ll save $15 off the full retail price of the model, and if you don’t, you’re still going to save $22 off the total price.
A full-sized Pi will start you off with a 1GB microSD card, which you can expand to up to 2GB.
If all else fails, you might want to try out a RaspberryPi-compatible Raspberry Pi B. That’s a little cheaper, but it comes with fewer WiFi and Bluetooth options.
There are also two USB 2.0 connectors and a microSD slot for expansion.
If you want more power, you could use an Ethernet adapter.