The new Raspberry Pi 3 has a 64-bit SoC, Wi-FI and Bluetooth all for just $35
Unlike previous version jumps in the past, the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B looks exactly like the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B because the design of the Pi 2 was already perfect and this means that the new Raspberry Pi 2 will be able to easily fit into existing Raspberry Pi 2 projects or enclosures without any modification.
The exterior look is retained but the Raspberry Pi Foundation swapped out the 32-bit SoC on the Raspberry Pi 2 with a new 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core SoC to improve performance by up to 50%. And probably the biggest selling point of the new Raspberry Pi 3 other than it's speedy performance is the fact that it now comes with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which significantly improves the overall experience of using it as a tiny computer.
You might think that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth costs extra money right, well the Raspberry Pi Foundation is going back to their original notion of building affordable hardware by pricing the new Raspberry Pi 3 at just $35. That's about RM 148 to get a full Linux computer up and running. Learn more about getting Raspberry Pi boards here in Malaysia through Element14 or RS-Components
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Key Specifications:
- Broadcom BCM 2837 SoC @ 1.2GHz
- 1GB SDRAM
- 802.11n wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 4x USB 2.0
- 10/100 Ethernet
- Input: 2.5A/5V
ORIGINAL SOURCE: RASPBERRYPI