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The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is here, happy Pi Day!

By Andrea Buforn on Mar 14, 2018 3:22:41 AM

Topics: Projects Raspberry Pi News Announcements Update

Happy Pi Day! We’ve kicked off the day the best way possible: with the launch of the newest Raspberry Pi family member, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. Come join our celebrations starting at 6.30pm at The Draft House (Old Street, London) today. We'll provide free drinks and nibbles.

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And now, let’s geek out about the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ features!

Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ features


The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ boasts a 64-bit quad core processor running at 1.4GHz, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet via a separate PoE HAT (phew, that’s a mouthful).

It maintains the same mechanical footprint as both the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. The price also remains the same as the previous models, meaning that you can enjoy the upgraded pi-top at no extra cost.

Watch this video featuring Roger Thornton and Eben Upton discussing the new features:

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What are the key differences between the Pi 3 Model B and Model B+?


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New: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • Increased processing power 1.4GHz
  • Enhanced Wireless networking dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless LAN IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac
  • Improved Bluetooth 4.2/Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Faster Ethernet networking Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0 - 300Mbps max. throughput
  • Power Over Ethernet capability
Rasberry Pi 3 Model B
  • Processing power 1.2GHz
  • Wireless networking single-band 2.4GHz wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1 / Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Ethernet networking

So, with all these incremental improvements the Pi 3B+ with its new nifty chips and features runs cooler, streams videos faster and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been able to tune their clocking and voltage rules for both better peak performance and longer-duration sustained performance.

When will pi-top & pi-topCEED be available with the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

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As always, we only ship with the newest technology. Pre-order your pi-topCEED and pi-top from now onwards with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. We do anticipate to have a shipping time of up to 2-3 weeks.

See you this evening,


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