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.