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2Q 2016 | IN-4051


Raspberry Pi 3: Third Time's the Charm


The Raspberry Pi Foundation already made waves in tech circles at the end of 2015 when it released its Raspberry Pi Zero device for US$5. While the Zero improved on many of the features of the original Raspberry Pi 1, launched in 2012, such as a 40% faster core processor and an 80% reduction in weight, certain features had to be sacrificed and compromised in order for the device to meet its low price point. On February 29, 2016, Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton announced the Raspberry Pi 3 for US$35, the same price as the original model. Upton also announced that the company has sold 8 million devices since launching in 2012, proving that there is, and will continue to be, vast market demand in end-user programming development kits.  

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