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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

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The Raspberry Pi 3 is back in stock!

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is out and it is great.

There are two giant upgrades in the Pi 3.  The first is a next generation Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit ARMv8 processor, making the processor speed increase from 900 MHz on the Pi 2 to up to 1.2GHz on the Pi 3.

The second giant upgrade (and this is the one we’re personally most excited about) is the addition of a BCM43143 WiFi chip BUILT-IN to your Raspberry Pi.  No more pesky WiFi adapters - this Pi is WiFi ready.  There’s also Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board making the Pi an excellent IoT solution (BLE support is still in the works, software-wise)

Lastly, there’s an upgraded switched power source that goes up to 2.5 Amps instead of just 2 Amps - allowing your Pi to power even more powerful devices over USB ports.

The best part about all this is that the Pi 3 keeps the same shape, connectors, and mounting holes as the Pi 2.  The only difference is a slight change in where the LEDs are.  99% of cases and accessories will still be fully compatible with the Pi 3, Pi 2, and Pi B + - though if you have a case with a metal top there might be some WiFi chip difficulties.




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