Redesign for Raspberry Pi Computer

A new version of the Raspberry Pi computer has been released.

The updated version is called the B+ and uses less power than its predecessors. The new model is released as the Pi faces increasing competition from other tiny computers and is set to cost around £20.

The device will be available from online electronic stores such as Element 14.

The latest model is based on the same Broadcom chip as earlier versions and has the same 512Mb of memory. However, a variety of changes have been made to the new device.

Better power management on the B+ will mean it can keep four USB peripherals going without requiring mains or an external hub, and the analogue and composite video connector has been replaced for a four pole connector.

Pi co-creator Eben Upton said: "We've been blown away by the projects that have been made possible through the original B boards and, with its new features, the B+ has massive potential to push the boundaries and drive further innovation."

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