Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ on sale for US$35

The new Raspberry Pi has 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2

Upgraded Raspberry Pi 3 delivers more power and faster networking

The new board costs the same price as the old model, at just $35 (£25), despite the upgraded features and components.

For instance, the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ might have a confusing name, but it's a clear upgrade over 2016's Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

Hz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU. However, it's pretty clear the Pi 3 Model B+ will become the most popular choice very quickly.

Power-over-Ethernet support. Using a separately-acquired PoE HAT accessory, you can now provide power and networking to the Model B+ using a single cable.

The new computer also gets Power-over-Ethernet support, improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting, and improved thermal management. Streaming and file transfer over ethernet will be a significant improvement over the previous 10/100 Mbps support. This is more aimed at embedded solutions than for home/enthusiast use from what I can tell. These include the new processor's improved power integrity, packaging, and heat spreader, and internal clocking and voltage rule tuning.

"The new board has faster processing, faster-wired networking and improved wireless connectivity; and with modular compliance certification and the same extraordinary support provided through communities and forums, users can learn, create and bring products to market faster than ever before".

While offering improved thermal management compared to previous Raspberry Pi incarnations, the board also retains numerous same features and capabilities of previous-generation boards such as its small mechanical footprint of 85 x 56mm, making it suitable for the current official Raspberry Pi case, as well as many other third-party enclosures available on the market today.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.

There has been 19 million Raspberry Pis computers sold in total, and they can be found in schools, homes, offices and factories all over the globe.

Which reminds me. I'm past-due for the next installment in my Raspberry Pi/Amiga project.

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