Raspberry PI 3 Model B A1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 1GB RAM
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Built on the latest Broadcom 2837 ARMv8 64 bit processor the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is faster and more powerful than its predecessors. It has improved power management to support more powerful external USB devices and now comes with built-in wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. To take full advantage of the improved power management on the Raspberry Pi 3 and provide support for even more powerful devices on the USB ports, a 2.5A adapter is required. Technical Specifications: - Broadcom BCM2837 64bit ARMv8 QUAD Core 64bit Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 1.2GHz - 1GB RAM - BCM43143 WiFi on board - Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on board - 40pin extended GPIO - 4 x USB2 ports - 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port - Full size HDMI - CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera - DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display - MicroSD port for loading your operating system and storing data - Upgraded switched Micro USB power source (now supports up to 2.5 Amps) This product is made under license in both China and the U.K. Please see the product packaging.
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256 of 272 people found the following review helpful.
Amazing for everything from a video/file server to a router, or game emulator. Perfect and great price!
By THE Reviewer
The new model (RPi 3) is much faster than its predecessors. Indeed, it’s 10x faster than RPi 1, and double the speed of RPi 2. Now with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 which deliver flexibility in siting the Raspberry Pi, and make it more attractive as a set-top computer, a video server, game emulator, and infinitely more. This thing screams!
The performance is amazing on this tiny thing!
I am not commenting on the price by this seller. Yes it's over MSRP, but that's the price for getting it overnight vs standing in line and not getting one because it's sold out. This is just a review of the product itself.
The measurements are identical to the Raspberry Pi 2, which is great since all of your accessories will work perfectly. The RPi 3 includes the same 40-pin GPIO header which allows for extensions into the real world. Blinking lights, motors, talking robots, etc. Same CSI and DSI interfaces to enable camera and display modules.
Same as RPi 2, it includes an HDMI out to view on a TV or computer monitor. But it can easily be set up as headless (no display).
The 802.11a/g/n is provided by the BCM43438 chip, which also provides Bluetooth 4.1 capability.
IMPORTANT! Keep in mind to get things running you’ll three things 1) a microSD card (8GB or larger; class 10) 2) a computer to flash the linux operating system into the microSD 3) a USB keyboard+mouse 4) 2amp micro USB power supply.
Performance is killer on this thing. Booting is incredibly fast and I can’t wait to overclock this little desert. It runs at 1.2GHz (64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex A53). It boots faster, it runs faster, it responds faster.
With the integrated WiFi + Bluetooth, you no longer need a USB hub for all your devices. A bluetooth keyboard/mouse will not take RPi 3’s precious USB ports. You’ll have them open for any peripheral you wish, hard drives, microphones, printers, etc.
Quality of build
Easy of use (assuming you’re techie)
WiFi + BLE support
Much faster processing
The wishful thinkingâ€¨ Wish the micro SD card was spring loaded
Wish it had more on-board LEDs for debugging.
41 of 44 people found the following review helpful.
Buy this and build your dream retrogaming and Kodi machine
By Blake Lugenbeal
I am very inexperienced in building anything with computers, but I decided to forgo the kits and piece together my own Pi. With the help of Google and YouTube I was able to build my Pi exactly the way I wanted and am very happy with the results. I run Retropie Raspbian and Kodi on a triple boot build and can't be more pleased. I was in the market to buy the mini classic Nintendo to relive some old fun, but wasn't willing to pay the exorbitant price for minimal use. I wanted to be able to play all the old games and any time I wanted. In addition to this I wanted to get into this Kodi craze and take full advantage of the internet. After some painstaking research I found the solution to all my desires would be a Raspberry Pi. As I said early, I decided to build it myself and it came with it's challenges, but I did succeed in the end. The onboard Wifi works very well and the processing speed meets all my needs without overheating. I did buy a case with heatsinks, so this may have helped. One thing I would recommend is not buying the preloaded NOOBS micro SD card. It is a waste of money since you can just download NOOBS to your own card.
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
Economical. That's what the Raspberry Pi was and continues to be.
The cost is a bit deceptive, as you will need an 8GB+ SD card (10 bucks) and will probably want a case (5 bucks), and a USB charger (5 bucks if you don't already have one). Don't get a preloaded SD card, they are huge wastes of money. Still though, this is a full computer for less than $60.
Did you know that if you wanted to, you could rent a server online? The ones with equivalent specs to the Pi 3 go for around 10-20 dollars a month and they often have limitations (such as being forced to use a specific operating system) not present on a SBC like the Pi. If you want to host your own website or small server, the Pi practically pays for itself. Of course if you just want a small webserver you should probably opt for a smaller computer like the Pi Zero/ Zero W, but good luck getting those at close to MSRP.
Besides websites, the Pi has plenty of power for media servers, NASes (for cheap backup), home theater PC, or just as a retro gaming device.
Beyond this, Raspbian comes with free copies of effectively Minecraft Pocket Edition, and Wolfram Mathematica. The latter would set you back $300 bought standalone, so if you need that software then getting it with the Pi is a huge money save.
Overall a great value. Would highly recommend if you need a computer in your life.