The world has seen some inexpensive computers in recent years, and it all started with Raspberry Pi, which are dirt cheap barebones computers that come without a display, IO devices or even a case, but has enough horsepower to carry some basic computing tasks without using much power. Most notable is the Raspberry Pi Zero, which came last year costing crazy sounding $5.
Today, the Raspberry Pi foundation turned five and to celebrate its birthday, the Foundation just launched an update for its $5 PC, adding a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to its cheap computer.
It is not that the Pi Zero was a bad or expensive computer, far from it, but getting wireless connectivity for it required users to go on the market and buy external dongles to get basic wireless connectivity, for an additional $5, the Pi Zero W will solve these problems.
In case you were wondering, the Pi Zero W has a 1GHz ARM processor, 512 MB of RAM and an HDMI port that can output 1080p videos.
The foundation also announced that it would be selling its line of Pi Zero compatible cases which will be injection molding.
You can get a list of Pi Zero W sellers from here, but keep in mind that there may not be enough supply, at least for some time.