Sometimes a B+ is just fine

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Pi, but it was worth the wait as there’s a new model: Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Just in time for Pi day too :). The main features of interest are the vastly improved networking capabilities (802.11AC and Gigabit Ethernet), but there’s quite a bit more on tap as well. The spec’s don’t note whether the improved Wi-Fi is a 1×1 or 2×2 configuration. So if someone knows, please put something in the comments.

So, without further ado, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 3 Model B), featuring:

  • A 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
  • Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Faster Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0)
  • Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT)
  • Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting
  • Improved thermal management