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New Raspberry Pi Bundles from RS Components Deliver Reduced Purchase Price for Programming Enthusiasts

Two bundles comprising a Raspberry Pi plus SD card save customers 20% on cost of products purchased individually

Taiwan, 14 August 2013 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced availability of two new product bundles for the Raspberry Pi, offering customers even better value for money when purchasing the low-cost single-board computer together with accessories from RS. 

Delivering a 20% cost saving over the same items purchased separately, the two bundles on offer consist of: 1) a Raspberry Pi Model A board (256MB RAM) plus 8GB SD card; 2) a Raspberry Pi Model B board (512MB RAM) plus 8GB SD card. 

The 8GB SD card within each bundle comes pre-installed with the Raspberry Pi Foundation's New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS), which is recommended for first-time Pi users. This software presents the user with a choice of operating systems to install, including Raspbian, Pidora and two versions of XBMC. Once installed the user can return to the NOOBS interface by holding down the shift key during boot, which enables it to switch to a different operating system, or to overwrite a corrupted card with a fresh install of the current card.

"The whole ethos of the Raspberry Pi is about providing an affordable, inclusive environment for enthusiasts and young people around the world to develop their interest and skills in computer programming, irrespective of background," said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing. "It is important that we do everything we can to keep the costs to customers as low as commercially possible through offers like these new bundles, to maintain the energy and enthusiasm for programming that the Pi has so successfully achieved over this past year." 

Both the Model A and Model B Raspberry Pi bundles are available to order direct from stock at RS Components for same-day despatch.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn.

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