The original Model B, Model A, and the early A+ all had 256MB. The Model A was *supposed* to launch with 128MB, but it became feasible to start it off with 256MB. And people are complaining about 512MB....DarkPlatinum wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:12 pmThat is a smart comeback. Personally I hope the future Pi will not have stupid naming systems like the iPhone XS Max.Imperf3kt wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 pmI'm trying to be excited about this, but that RAM just kills it for me. Why would anyone need so much processing power, but next to no RAM?
Is it possible, provided one has the tools and skills, to remove the 512MB chip and replace it with a 1GB chip?
Theoretically it seems possible.
And before you complain, Jamesh, I ask because not everyone has the luxury of controlling how much RAM their software needs. Take Raspbian for example, it won't run on 32Kb.
My expectation: *If* RAM prices drop enough, *then* (and only then) we might see a 1GB Pi3A+. My guess is that the RPT lines up component supplies (like RAM packages) on a long term basis. They probably have a contract in place for roughly a 1 year supply of RAM chips. If prices come down, the supplier is willing to cut a better deal, or Pi3A+ boards sell faster than anticipated (according the The Register, Dr. Upton expects to sell 500K Pi3A+ boards per year), or some combination of all three, one might see a 1GB version.
I would consider it more likely that we will see a larger memory size on whatever turns out to be the next A-series Pi. Perhaps a Pi4A or Pi5A several years from now. On the flip side of that, people will complain that it has "only" 1GB of RAM while the B-series counterpart has 2GB (or 2GB and 4GB...take your pick).