In celebration of Pi Day 2018, the Raspberry Pi foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, a new miniature PC that includes support for 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a faster 1.4GHz quad core processor.
Outside of the expanded specs, this is a fairly incremental upgrade over the previous model. In fact, you’d be forgiven for confusing the two physically if you placed them side by side. Still, upgrades like these are essential if you want to keep your Raspberry Pi up to speed with networks that will inevitably ditch older standards as time goes by.
It’s selling for the same budget friendly price of £32 ($35). The new model is available to buy starting from today and is likely to be in high demand, so snap up yours while you can.
Buy Now: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ via the Raspberry Pi Foundation
Originally launched out of a desire to teach children how to code, the Raspberry Pi has found more of a home as a hobbyist device, where people have used it to make everything from Kodi media centres to retro gaming consoles.
Many of these projects involve setting a Pi up as part of a smart home, where the faster wireless connectivity of the 3 B+ should be a massive help.
Of course, as smart home devices continue to get more user-friendly, its likely many of these Raspberry Pi projects will be superseded by more professional, streamlined products.
But for techie-tinkerers, it looks like the Raspberry Pi’s versatile form-factor isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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