Cut me a slice of the Raspberry Pi 3

By March 18, 2016Cool Tech

The Gist

With the passing of Pi Day, the latest Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for only $35 dollars. With wi-fi support and a 50% faster performance, choosing Raspberry Pi 3 should be a slice of Pi.


 

If you had to compare the Raspberry Pi to your grandma’s delicious homemade pie, then the new Raspberry Pi 3 would be that pie with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream, hot melting fudge and a big ol’ cherry on top. Nice mental picture right? On February 29th, when Raspberry Pi announced their release for only $35 dollars, the new version tastes better than ever!

For those of you that have never had your own slice, the Raspberry Pi is a low cost; credit card sized monitor that can be plugged into your TV or keyboard. It is open hardware that can be used for all of the same main applications as a standard computer.

So what makes the Raspberry Pi 3 so special? Well, for starters it is still marketed at the very desirable, very low price of only $35 dollars. Aside from the amazing price, the Raspberry Pi 3 can also perform up to 50 percent faster than its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi 2. For those running a Pi as a media hub, the new board can also play 1080p videos at 60 frames per second. With a boost in their board’s processing power, they have also added increased wi-fi and Bluetooth support.

Now that we peaked your interest, want to know the recipe?

“The $35 Raspberry Pi 3 board comes with a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU with 1GB RAM and four USB ports, an HDMI port, and MicroSD slot. With a new CPU that performs 50-60 percent faster in 32- bit mode, real world applications will see a performance increase between 2.5x for single threaded applications”

At Affant, we always strive to share the latest and most enticing tech news and updates. With the new Raspberry Pi 3 on sale for only $35 dollars, you can now have your Pi and eat it too (figuratively, not literally).

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Resources: raspberrypi.org