Raspberry Pi is now shipping the Raspberry Pi 3 computer, which at the same $35 price as its Pi 2 predecessor packs a more powerful 64-bit CPU, and for the first time, has built-in wireless capabilities.
The credit-card sized Pi 3 is up to 60% faster than its predecessor, which has shipped in the millions.
It is the first Pi that can be called a true PC replacement, said Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi, in a phone interview with the IDG News Service.
A new PC-class feature in Raspberry Pi 3 is 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4, which weren’t supported on its predecessors. Wireless communication was a feature users wanted in Raspberry Pi 3 after being relegated to Ethernet in previous models.
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