The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched the latest generation of its flagship credit card-sized computer as it announced sales have topped 8m – making it the UK’s all-time bestselling computer.
The Raspberry Pi 3 released on Monday costs $35 (£25) the same as its predecessor (although still seven times more than the ultra-stripped-down Raspberry Pi Zero which was launched as a free cover gift with a magazine).
In its small-form factor is a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM processor (a boost from the Pi 2’s 900MHz) as well as integrated Wi-Fi and bluetooth – a first for the series.
The Pi family has a strong fanbase worldwide.
Its low cost slim form and low power consumption make it useful for a variety of hobbyist purposes – from creating a simple media centre to a bootstrapped router or a dedicated retro games machine.