Where To Buy The Raspberry Pi 3: Full Specs And Pricing

An Australian electronic parts online retailer is now selling the Raspberry Pi 3. Here's where you can get the new single-board computer with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity along with the full specs and Australian pricing for the unit.

We just reported on the existence of the Raspberry Pi 3 this morning so we didn't think it would be available so soon. But a Lifehacker Australia reader has flagged that RS Components is currently selling the highly anticipated miniature computer on its website. (Thanks, Scott Bryant!)

Considering the Raspberry Pi Foundation's official website doesn't even have the Raspberry Pi 3 listed, we thought it was too good to be true so we called up RS Components to get some clarity. Look like it's the real deal, guys.

Here are the full specifications for Raspberry Pi 3 from the RS Components website:

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBS

Features & Benefits of the Pi 3

  • Broadcom BCM2837 chipset running at 1.2 GHz

  • 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Classic & Low Energy)
  • Dual core Videocore IV® Multimedia co-processor
  • 1 GB LPDDR2 memory
  • Supports all the latest ARM GNU/Linux distributions and Windows 10 IoT
  • microUSB connector for 2.5 A power supply
  • 1 x 10/100 Ethernet port
  • 1 x HDMI video/audio connector
  • 1 x RCA video/audio connector
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 40 GPIO pins
  • Chip antenna
  • DSI display connector
  • microSD card slot
  • Dimensions: 85 x 56 x 17 mm

The CPU is one and a half times faster than its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. And, oh, that sweet, glorious on-board wireless connectivity that Raspberry Pi fans have desired for so long.

The price for one Raspberry Pi 3 is listed as $56.18 (excluding GST), a few dollars more expensive than Pi 2 Model B. You will also need to get a new power supply for the Pi 3 since it has a higher power consumption.

If you order the Pi 3 today, you should expect to receive the unit by next week but the operator at RS Components did warn the it is selling fairly quickly so you may have to wait for the next shipment if you miss the boat this time.

You can buy the Raspberry Pi 3 from the RS Components online store.


Comments

    Looks like someone at RS components just violated their NDA.

      Yeah... that's why I called up to check. Figured somebody must have f-ed up. Well, at least we can all get our hands on one early.

        It's through RS I wouldn't bet on getting it early.

      Now that it's been officially released - if you've shopped at RS Components before and don't particularly want to repeat that experience, you can get it from the usual Australian retailers: https://www.buyraspberrypi.com.au or http://raspberry.piaustralia.com.au

    Another to add to the collection.

    But "one and a half times faster" , ie 150% faster? 900MHz to 1200MHz is 33% faster, I doubt whether other improvements can speed it up by the rest. It probably should read "one and a half times AS FAST", ie 50% faster. Despite overwhelming popularity, "faster" and "as fast" are NOT the same. (accuracy matters).

    Don't care? I bet you will when your boss tells you your new pay is 100% HIGHER and then you notice no change because he should have said 100% AS HIGH. :)

      It's an A11 as opposed to the old A7. It's not just more clocked speed but a different cpu series. Different internal architecture revised instruction sets. You after all did say accuracy matters. Glad you're not some ones boss.

    I tried to order but they dont ship to the USA to my knowledge. :/

      Try digikey. Or littlebird.

        thanks! littlebird worked!

    I ordered earlier and got an immediate email with a copy of my order. Just got a follow up order confirmation email this afternoon with the Pi3 missing from the order. Hmmm. The online order status still lists it. No mention of a back order or anything. Wait and see what happens

    In-stock with next-day delivery from element14 AU. Order code is 2525226. Cheaper than RS too.

    They lost me at this point... "The Official Pi 3 Power Supply Unit is for the Pi 3 board only. The power supply unit is not for general purpose power supply."

    What sort of BS line is this? It's a pretty standard looking 2.5A USB power supply. Do they seriously think it's got magical properties that won't work with other hardware?

    Still no gigabit Ethernet?
    USB 3.0 / 3.1?
    SATA port?

    Think I'll wait for the next version, thank you.

      Still based on a mobile phone board (so you'll be waiting a while for USB 3.0). FYI: The Banana Pi has had GigE and SATA for over a year now. It still sells in tiny numbers compared to the Raspberry Pi.

      The WiFi on this new version of Pi is a lot faster than the built in NIC. I don't get why, they are still using 10/100 instead of 1Gbps, which is the standard nowadays.

        The ether net runs off the usb bus which is only 400mbps and shared with the other usb ports. Putting 1gb ether net on it would be pointless you'd max out at 400mbps and drop even lower when using the other usb ports.

          Thanks for explaining that. Hopefully, on the next version, it will have a 1Gbps inteface NIC.

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