Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ was released a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to receive mine.

The newest iteration of the Raspberry Pi features:

  • 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) CPU
  • Dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0
  • Power-over-Ethernet support
  • Improved PXE network and USB mass-storage booting
  • Improved thermal management

The Raspberry Pi Foundation put out a very nicely done YouTube video where they introduce and discuss the various changes that have been made to this version.

I still haven’t decided what I’ll do with my current Raspberry Pis once I get this one though.

Aside from the obvious option of just leaving them alone I have played with the idea of turning my existing Raspberry Pi 3 into a FreedomBox or installing Pi-hole, a DNS sinkhole, on it to block advertisements and potentially retiring my old Raspberry Pi B+ which is now filling that role.

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