When will A+ get 512MB memory!?


 
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by doughadfield » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:08 am
There's a clear anomaly in the current line-up of RPi products (Pi2, A+, Zero) in that the A+ is still stuck on 256MB memory. However it's the ideal platform (in every other way) for camera projects. For all other "Model A" uses, obviously the Zero is the best choice (once it's back in stock!!) - however, it lacks the critical camera connector. Therefore, for embedded camera-based projects, only the A+ remains in the lineup. However most camera projects require at least 128MB GPU memory, leaving too little for processing such as motion capture, etc.

So, RPi Foundation folks, please put us out of our misery and tell us when you plan to start using 512MB Memory chips on the A+???

Thanks for starting such an incredible computing revolution!!

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by jamesh » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:15 am
The RPF do not announce product changes before launch, so you will just need to wait and see!
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by RaTTuS » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:15 am
lets see - check the usual suspects on feb 29th ;)
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by TheGuyUk » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:01 pm
Keep the present A+ it is selling so must meet some peoples needs.

What you are asking is perhaps a extra model A+ version on sale as well? A model A+ option mk 3 ?

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by doughadfield » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:05 pm
Interestingly, CPC (Farnell consumer site) is listing the A+ as "available until stocks are exhausted" so my guess is, we're just waiting for existing A+ stock to flow through the distys, then the next batch will (hopefully) use the 512MB mem chip, not the old (and presumably getting more difficult to source) 256MB part.

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by Raspberry Paul » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:12 pm
My guess is a Pi 2 model A in the very near future. Same as Pi2 B in terms of spec, but only one usb and no network.
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by jamesh » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:14 pm
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