Following in the stead of its differently flavoured update, The Orange Pi Lite, Raspberry Pi has just Launched a 3rd edition in their mini-computer series which has in-built Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
The board is very similar to its predecessor both in size and looks (with slight differences only noticeable upon close observations) but the performance is something worth taking note of. This mini-computer is said to have a 64-bit SoC with 4 ARM Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz as opposed to its 32-bit quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 making it about 50% faster and more efficient than its predecessor.
Though still fitted with an Ethernet for all local area networking, the RP 3 model B supports for the slower 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n and has built-in Bluetooth 4.1 to enable easier data transfer from or to the board itself.
Moreover, many features found on the Raspberry Pi 2 still made their way to this new update some which are, its 4 USB ports, a HDMI port, an external SD slot and a 40-pin connector which would now be more effective with the new additions.
We believe that the implementations of the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies would definitely attract a large users base now that it has finally been made available for all.
The Raspberry Pi foundation’s first and second edition mini-computers shipped out at roughly the same price although they decreased with time and therefore it is no news that their 3rd edition board just ship with the same $35 price tag. furthermore, you could grab one of these mini-pcs from either RS components or element 14.
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