Raspberry Pi Team announced its newer version called Raspberry Pi 3, which comes with inbuilt WiFi and Bluetooth. Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary device, which makes everyone into the basic of computers. It motivates the programmers to customize the device for their needs. If you haven’t bought the old version, then your wait is for Raspberry Pi 3 which has many additional features. Before we go deeper into specifications, features and price of the new device, let me explain to you what Raspberry Pi is.
What is Raspberry Pi?
Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer. It was launched with the aim to provide the low-cost computer to everyone. The team wants Raspberry Pi to be used by all children across the world to understand how the computer works. It was developed by a UK-based charity foundation. Raspberry Pi can be used with any computer monitor or TV. You can also attach mouse and keyboard to it. The device comes with HDMI, Ethernet and USB ports with micro-SD card support. You can do all the tasks with this small computer like playing HD videos, browsing the internet, programming, etc., Many operating systems are available for the computer and you can download it from the official website and start using it. Once you bought the device, there is no need to pay for any software.
As per Raspberry Pi founder, they have shipped over 8 million units all over the world till now. When you search on the internet for the projects done via Raspberry Pi, you will get plenty of innovative projects which includes Raspberry Pi Robot, Raspberry Pi audio, Raspberry Pi Super Computer, etc., Raspberry Pi is a small board with innovative features.
Launch of Raspberry Pi 3:
Today [29-FEB-2016] on the leap year day, Raspberry Pi team has announced their new product Raspberry Pi 3 which is exactly four years after their initial launch on 29-FEB-2012. Eben Upton who is the founder of Raspberry Pi has officially announced about the availability Raspberry Pi 3 for sale in their official blog. He also stated that Raspberry Pi 3 was launched today to celebrate the 4th birthday of Raspberry Pi.
The main highlight of the new model is that it comes with inbuilt WiFi and Bluetooth which makes the connectivity easier than before on the previous models of Raspberry Pi. Let’s move on to the detailed specifications and price.
Raspberry Pi 3 Specifications:
- Broadcom BCM2837 (roughly 50% faster than the Pi 2)
- It has 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
- 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
- Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
- 1 GB LPDDR2-900 SDRAM
- 4 USB Ports
- 10/100 MBPS Ethernet
- Micro SD support
- GPIO – 40 Pin
- Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2
- Dimension : 85 x 56 x 17mm
To celebrate the 4th Birthday, Raspberry Pi 3 was launched with the same price of its previous model Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The price of Raspberry Pi 3 is set to only $35.
Where to Buy?
Hurry and order your Raspberry Pi 3 device soon and start exploring innovative things. If you already own Raspberry Pi older versions, share your experience with us.