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64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 is launched for the same price as Raspberry Pi 2

64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 is launched

Raspberry Pi foundation announced Raspberry Pi 3, the latest version of their single board computers which you will be able to run Linux or Windows 10 operating systems. This time it is coming with a 64 bit processor and will be priced $35. 4 years later that is 29 February 2012, the foundation announced their original 256 MB  Raspberry Pi Model B  which the company claims they shipped a 8 million units.

Let us have a look on the features of Raspberry Pi 3

A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)

Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1

BCM43438 wireless combo chip – WiFi on board

Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2

1GB RAM

4 USB 2 ports

Full size HDMI output

3.5mm audio jack

Micro SD card slot

CSI camera port

 

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The device will be available on the market from today itself for a price of $35 which will be same price as the Raspberry Pi 2. Soon there will be a Model A+ od Raspberry Pi 3.

The new accessories designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi 3 are

Enclosure – The new Pi 3 changed the LED positions

Charger – 2.5 Amp power supply

Micro SD card – 16 GB Class 10  Micro SD card, with latest version featuring 6 operating system to choose. It also includes pre-downloaded Microsoft Windows 10 IOT core.

The company also confirms that they will not stop manufacturing the previous models as far as there is demand.

You can watch a unboxing video below

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