It is hard to believe but the cool and small Raspberry Pi computer is four years old and to celebrate this occasion Raspberry have brought out the Pi 3 model, which is very similar to the Pi 2 but with two very important additions, it now comes with a built in 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1! Yet according to the founder of Raspberry Eben Upton there will be no change in the cost, so you can order your new Raspberry Pi 3 with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for the same price as the Raspberry 2, £30!
Processor – Broadcom BCM2387 chipset, 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53.802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
GPU – Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode. Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
Memory – 1 GB LPDDR2
Operating System – Boots from Micro SD card, running a version of the Linux operating system or Windows 10 IoT
Dimensions – 85 x 56 x 17mm
Power – Micro USB socket 5V1, 2.5A
If you like the ideal of old school computing then you are in luck, for some this might be like a step back in time, but this is the Raspberry Pi 3 and this means you are getting into computing at the ground level, you will learn how computers work and have fun at the same time, how cool is that? If you want to buy one head on over to the Pi Hut.