The Raspberry Pi are among the products that have marked this decade. And as the 2010s come to an end, we learn that the foundation that offers these nanocomputers has just exceeded the 30 million nanocomputers passed.
As reported by the ZDNet site, the news was announced by the co-founder of the Raspberry Pi foundation on Twitter. “We sold our thirty-millionth unit last week (we think Tuesday),” he wrote on December 14. Upton says, however, that 30 million represents the number of units sent to distribution channels.
As a reminder, the first Raspberry Pi nanocomputers were sold in 2012. At the time, the foundation’s ambitions were modest.
A product that has become essential for DIY enthusiasts
However, thanks to the possibilities offered by these small computers and at the very affordable price of 35 dollars (in the United States), sales quickly exploded. With a Raspberry Pi, you can have a real computer running Windows 10. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can also use this nanocomputer to make your own speaker connected with Google Assistant.
In 2013, the foundation sold 700,000 units. Sales exceeded 4 million units in 2014, 10 million in 2016, then 14 million in 2017, before reaching 30 million units.
The latest version of the nanocomputer, the Raspberry Pi 4, was released six months ago. It is equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 processor, which would have performance three times higher compared to the predecessor. And if the cheapest model still costs around thirty euros, the Raspberry Pi 4 is available in versions 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB of RAM.
But the foundation also offers the Raspberry Pi Zero, an ultra-minimalist and even cheaper nanocomputer that costs only $ 5.
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