I get what you’re saying. At the same time this is an upgrade to the Pi 1 A+. You also need to factor in that for what these are intended for 1GB would be overkill. Quadcore 64bit might seem a bit odd, it doesn’t require the design of a different processor.
I can't think of it like this because the 3B+ came first. Chronology is an integral part of my issue with this - how long certain models have been out, how long ago certain models received 512MB, 1GB etc. For example I bought a Zero 3 years ago with 512MB ram for £5. Does this £23 version really only have the same RAM as a £5 model from 3 years ago?
Been thinking about getting one of these for a while, not necessarily this model or even this brand? I'm aware there are competitors, are they worth looking into?
If it make it easier. Why not think of the B as an upgrade to 1GB or RAM and 4USB ports? That way the A isn’t cut down anything.
This is a 3A+. It's a cut-down version of the 3B+ which has 1GB ram. I'm saying fine - cut the ethernet port and several USB ports to save money and board size - this has always been the philopsophy of the A. But cutting ram to 512MB is just mean and silly in 2018 (nearly 2019). A quadcore 64-bit system with 512MB ram is idiotic.