Unlock more potential with the 8GB Barebones Kit, housing Raspberry Pi 5 Model B, a power supply, and a 32GB pre-flashed Bookworm OS. A boon for the avid explorer, awaiting the official accessory lineup.
This kit DOES NOT come with a raspberry pi 5 power supply, but a raspberry pi 4 power supply which is underpowered for raspberry pi 5 as mentioned on the official website. This is very misleading and dishonest.
The Pi5 PSU is awaiting Australian certification and the older Pi4 PSU will still power the Pi up, without any limitations on the CPU.
Core mention that the Pi4 is included in the bundle and list it in the included parts in the description.
Liam is dead on with this one, we are still waiting on certification which we are hoping to have by the end of this month. So the hope is everything will be available towards the end of this month or early December. Keep an eye out for them around then!
The power supply, as listed on my order email, is for a raspberry pi 4, 15W. The recommended supply for the pi 5 is 27W. Many users would already have a spare pi 4 power supply! I was mislead by the web page text. I expected a raspberry pi 5 kit to contain pi 5 components.
I was hoping my comment would appear on the kit web-page, so others are not fooled. Unfortunately, my order shipped, before I realised the error. I agree with @259924 “very misleading” and @James46717. 15W != 27W. I sent Blayden an email concerning return. I will await his reply.
There is another reason I don’t go for these deals, which I hesitate to mention.
32GB pre-flashed Bookworm OS
My first venture into Raspberry Pi included a NOOBS micro SD card, which I thought I needed.
Later found it easy enough to create my own SD card and a better option; as the Pi I bought was a Zero, very very slow GUI. Originally I thought it was broken.
In my opinion the NOOBS was not value for money considering it quickly became out of date with OS updates and did not suit what I wanted to do. OS Lite was the best option for the Zero.
I agree for the Pi zero that the full OS with GUI isn’t the best option. For the Pi 5 though it will require the Bookworm OS for now as it best fits the use case of the Pi 5. As with any other Pi release, we will surely see alternate OS options catch up and it should be widely useable with everything from ParrotOS to a lightweight OS’s like Lite.