Putting is as simply as possible, the Raspberry Pi Zero is an incredibly cheap, incredibly small computer. This has been illustrated perfectly by the officially released picture published above, which shows the device sat alongside a US $5 bill.
On the one hand, that’s how much the Zero costs – just $5. Here in the UK it costs just £4, or the price of a pint of beer. But it’s also worth noting that the $5 bill physically dwarfs the Raspberry Pi Zero.
At 65mm x 30mm, the Zero is smaller than a credit card, and it’s only 5mm thick to boot. It also weighs just nine grams.
The first $5 computer! The ultra-small and ultra-slim Raspberry Pi Zero is the smallest form factor Raspberry Pi on the market. It is 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi but measures only 65mm long by 30mm wide and 5mm deep. The Raspberry Pi Zero supports mini connectors to save on space and the 40pin GPIO is unpopulated provding the flexibility to use only the connections your project requires.
- Broadcom BCM2835 1GHz processor
- 512MB RAM
- Mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports
- Micro USB power
- Unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector
- Dimensions: 65mm x 30mm x 5mm