Everybody’s favorite low-cost computer is back and better than ever
While the Raspberry Pi isn’t well known outside of the world of DIY enthusiasts and tinkerers, the remarkably flexible and cheap computer has become a cornerstone of major DIY projects in the wild. And why not? It’s easy to work with, program for and hella cheap – it’s so cheap that even a college student can buy one and tinker with it on their spare time if they were so inclined.
Now the company behind the affordable computer has released the newest version: the Raspberry Pi 3. The new model now sports 64-bit capability as well as a new 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 ARMv8 processor from Broadcom. And for the first time ever, the new Pi 3 model now comes with integrated wireless LAN and Bluetooth, making it easier to connect to home networks for DIY projects.
It still has a microSD slot, 4 USB ports, HDMI port plus Ethernet and a 3.5mm USB jack, as well as 1GB of RAM. Price of the device is still pretty affordable – at $35 or 1.6K.