New Raspberry Pi 3 has WiFi and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 computer has been revealed, and it features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, as well as having hardware which is much more powerful than previous computers.

The microcomputer, which can fit in the palm of your hand, costs just £30, and is as powerful as some laptops were just a few years ago. Consisting of just a circuit board, which has ports to connect your screen and peripherals to, and also a “system on a chip”, the machine is seen as an easy way for users to either customise their PC or get to grips with coding.

The Pi 3 will see performances 50 per cent better than the Pi 2, with a 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 quad processor used, which runs at 1.2GHz.

The addition of WiFi and Bluetooth will help enable users to connect smart gadgets to the Pi, using it as a hub.

“This is the first Pi you can stick behind your TV and completely forget about,” Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi, said.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has also claimed that 8m Raspberry Pi computers have been sold since 2012, making it the best selling British computer. Previously, the Amstrad PCW held the record.

“We’re the best-selling UK computer ever,” Mr Upton said, who added that the company thought they took the record last year, only to find out that Amstrad had sold more.

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