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When will the new Raspberry Pi 3 be available for purchase?
The is available to purchase from Monday 29th February onwards www.element14.com/raspberrypi. We expect that due to the huge popularity of the product around the globe, the new board will sell out very quickly.
How much does the new model cost?
RRP $35 USD (excluding sales tax, shipping & handling fees).
What is the max limit on how many I can buy?
As many as you can afford! ☺ We’ll make as many as you need.
Are there any new accessories that I can purchase for the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?
Yes, there are three new accessories to enable users get even more out of their Raspberry Pi 3:
Where can I buy the new Pi from?
The is available for purchase. The simplest way is to click the ‘Buy Raspberry Pi 3’ button on the element14 Community Raspberry Pi page.
Alternatively, please try one of our preferred resellers at:
Which countries can the Raspberry Pi 3 be purchased?
The Raspberry Pi 3 is available through our very well established global reseller network in the majority of countries around the globe. Please visit the following to check for availability:
Where can I find more information about the new Raspberry Pi 3?
More information on the new model, including video and an array of other content, can be found at: www.element14.com/raspberrypi.
What about projects using the old board? Can I easily swap to the Pi 3?
The new model has the same form and factor as the previous generation of Raspberry Pi (B+ and ), hence in the majority of use cases you will be able to easily swap to the Pi 3. It will depend though on the nature of the project that is being undertaken.
What Raspberry Pi model is right for me?
The new Pi 3 board is ideal for customers wishing to develop IoT applications. It is IoT ready, straight from the box, and has improved performance and more efficient power management.
For education customers, who might not need the benefits of wireless connectivity but may still be seeking extra performance, we have the very popular .
The Raspberry Pi 1 A+ provides an ideal solution for those customers seeking low power consumption devices.
The compute module suits those customers who are looking for a small form factor to create their own bespoke “design in” solutions.
Will the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B still be available?
Yes, the will still be the right board for many customers needs, hence the Pi 2 will continue to be available for sale.
Will the Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display work with the new Raspberry Pi3 Model B?
Yes, the will work with the new board. For installation follow the connection instructions for the Touchscreen Display.
If the Raspberry Pi 3 is not in stock, how long will it be before it becomes available?
All orders for the Raspberry Pi 3 are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Placing your order now ensures that as soon as we get more units in stock, your new Raspberry Pi 3 will be shipped. You can expect to receive your Raspberry Pi 3 within the delivery time quoted on our websites as you added the product to your shopping cart.
When will my new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B arrive?
With huge global demand for the new Raspberry Pi 3 stock is selling out fast. If we were unable to service your need with our initial stocks, you can expect to receive your Raspberry Pi 3 within the delivery time quoted on our websites. We are serving all customers on a first-come, first-serve basis, hence will do our best to deliver your Raspberry Pi 3 earlier than the date quoted online
What is the global availability of the new Raspberry Pi 3?
There is huge demand around the globe for the new Raspberry Pi 3, with stock being shipped around the globe as fast as possible.
• UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa - the new Raspberry Pi 3 will be available from the 29th February onwards with thousands of Pi’s being delivered every week throughout March.
• North America – the first new Raspberry Pi 3 will be arriving in North America from the week commencing the 29th February onwards. We expect these to sell out very quickly, but with thousands more boards arriving every week, please check our MCM electronics and Newark element14 websites for the latest availability
• Australia/New Zealand – the first Raspberry Pi 3’s are due to arrive in Australia from the week commencing the 29th February onwards and more stock will arrive every week thereafter.
• Asia Pacific – due to huge global demand we are expecting the first Raspberry Pi 3’s to be available from mid to late March. We recommend you place your order now to reserve the first stocks as they become available
What software will be made available and where can I download it?
Alternatively, you can purchase a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with a 16GB NOOBS MicroSD card with the software pre-loaded to ease getting started. See our accessories listing for full details.
How do I get the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to work with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?
sudo apt-get update
What versions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are supported?
Is there a MircoSD Card available the new model?
A new , including all of the software you would need to get started quickly and easily is available from element14.
To enable the built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity you will need to update the operating system on the card to the latest version. On first boot please click on the ‘Terminal’ icon and type:
sudo apt-get update
Will the 16GB NOOBS MicroSD Card I receive work with other models?
Will the microSD card and Operating System from my previous model of Raspberry Pi work with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B?
sudo apt-get update
Alternatively, you can download the latest SD Card image from raspberrypi.org/downloads.
Will the Raspberry Pi support more than just the Raspbian operating system?
Yes, the Raspberry Pi already supports 7 official operating systems including:
Is WiFi and/or Bluetooth available on earlier models of the Raspberry Pi?
Can the Pi 3 be overclocked?
Is the Raspberry Pi 3 benefiting from ARMv8 or ARMv7 architecture?
The Raspberry Pi 3 uses the latest BRCM2837 processor, containing a quad 64 bit A53 processor running at 1.2GHz. The processor instruction set is compatible with the ARMv8-A architecture which includes backwards compatibility with the previous ARMv7-A architecture. The Raspbian distribution will only support ARMv7-A instruction set but other distributions will be able to take further advantage of the ARMv8-A instructions and 64 bit support.
Is there a size limit on the microSD Card with the new board?
What power supply do I need?
Where can I find schematics for the new model?