The Raspberry Pi Zero W has been released!
The Raspberry Pi foundation has just released their third iteration of the smallest and cheapest Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Zero W.
As the name implies, the Raspberry Pi Zero W adds on-board WiFi to the functionality of the Raspberry Pi Zero. It has a micro SD card slot, a mini HDMI port, two micro USB ports (one for power, one for USB), and 512MB of RAM, and is powered by a single-core 1 GHz processor chip.
While it has Bluetooth (BLE) hardware support, this is not yet supported in software.
Like the Raspberry Pi Zero, availability is limited, and orders are limited to one Pi per customer. You can order one right now, from a supplier who has it in stock and have it delivered for about $20 USD. Links to these suppliers are at the bottom of this page.
We expect we will have stock on the 26th of March.
We are working to secure a stable, ongoing supply of Raspberry Pi Zero W’s, but at this stage it looks as if they will retail in Australia for about $50 including GST and delivery. If you choose to wait and buy directly from us you will avoid foreign transaction risks and fees, have access to faster postage, and be covered by our Zero-Risk returns policy, but if you’d like to get your Raspberry Pi Zero W quickly and cheaply, we recommend that you buy one directly from the UK, Europe, USA or Canada if you want to be one of the first to try out the Pi Zero W.
While we expect there to be an ‘Australian surcharge’ on the Raspberry Pi Zero W for some time, we are working with our suppliers to ensure that we can provide all components and accessories at internationally competitive rates.
We are currently stocking up on Pi Zero W accessories, components, cases and add-ons. We expect the first components to arrive next week, and will be adding them to the site as they arrive. Check back here over the next few weeks to explore the range.
To keep postage costs down, we’d recommend you buy the Raspberry Pi Zero W board only from the following suppliers, then you will be able to get the Case, Cables and (Australian) Power supply from us in the coming weeks.
If you’re building a media centre, buying a computer to learn to code, play minecraft or retroPi, we recommend the Raspberry Pi 3 over the Raspberry Pi Zero, due to the significantly faster CPU and increased memory.
The Raspberry Pi Zero W is available from:
And eventually: GPIO Australia