The cheapest computers available
On its release in 2012, the $35 Raspberry Pi showed just how much computer you could get for a bargain-basement price.
But the cost of single-board computers has just kept dropping, with the Raspberry Pi Foundation releasing the tiny Pi Zero for just $5.
Today the Zero is one of several computers with a single-digit price tag, and if you’re looking for a cheap as chips board you’re spoiled for choice.
These are the single-board computers that you can pick up for less than a price of the $35 Pi 3.
One thing to bear in mind is that the cheapest offerings lack many of the features of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, and have more in common with the $5/$10 Raspberry Pi Zero.
Even the more expensive boards are at somewhat of a disadvantage compared to the Pi range, lacking their breadth of stable software, tutorials and community support.