No, we are not talking about an official new Raspbery Pi model but a model that we can create ourselves. The guys at NODE have created a very slim or thin Raspberry Pi model that we can use in almost any situation and that therefore does not make us have less power but quite the opposite.
We can say that Raspberry Pi 3 Slim is a model that adds the best of Raspberry Pi 3 and the best of Pi Zero W, something that is quite sought after by many users and that we can use as a mini pc.
Raspberry Pi 3 Slim is an unofficial model of the Raspberry Pi board
The guys at NODE have not done anything new since there are already projects where the Ethernet port of the raspberry board or the USB ports are removed. This time, all ports have been removed and in the case of usb it has been replaced by a microusb port. If it is true that this removes the option of being able to connect via ethernet cable or view our equipment on a monitor with HDMI, but Raspberry Pi 3 Slim is still functional because we can connect remotely and see what is happening on the Raspberry Pi 3. Remember that Raspberry Pi 3 it has a bluetooth and wifi module soldered to the board.
NODE have improved the design by adding a printed case that transforms the board into a credit card with three microusb ports and a microsd card slot. A very interesting design to be ported or used as a portable server Do not you think?
It must be said that this project It is not aimed at novice users as advanced knowledge is required, but if we have them, with follow the NODE guide it will be enough to create this unofficial Raspberry Pi model.