Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

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Key specs

Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Maximum internal memory
1 GB
Memory type
DDR2
Bluetooth
Yes
HDMI connection
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our Single-board computer expert
  • Transform the Raspberry Pi into a fully-fledged media player.
  • Thanks to the integrated WiFi module, you can connect wirelessly to the Internet.
  • This motherboard is excellent for various home automation projects.
  • Installing and using a Raspberry Pi requires some in-depth knowledge on the part of the user.
  • The required software and power cord aren't included.
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Description

Think of a device and build it yourself, with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B motherboard. Connect a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard, download the software, and install it via an SD card. The graphics chip and the Broadcom BCM2837 processor make the Pi 3 powerful enough to turn it into a credit card-sized media player, for example. Connect the model to your TV via an HDMI cable, and stream videos at high resolution. Connect a touchscreen to the board, and turn it into a smartphone, robot, or controller. Think of smart applications and execute them via IFTTT or connect sensors, and build your own weather station or smart thermostat. Or recreate existing designs.
Download the required software and put it on a microSD card.

Think of a device and build it yourself, with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B motherboard. Connect a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard, download the software, and install it via an SD card. The graphics chip and the Broadcom BCM2837 processor make the Pi 3 powerful enough to turn it into a credit card-sized media player, for example. Connect the model to your TV via an HDMI cable, and stream videos at high resolution. Connect a touchscreen to the board, and turn it into a smartphone, robot, or controller. Think of smart applications and execute them via IFTTT or connect sensors, and build your own weather station or smart thermostat. Or recreate existing designs.
Download the required software and put it on a microSD card.

Key specs

Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Maximum internal memory
1 GB
Memory type
DDR2
Bluetooth
Yes
HDMI connection
Yes


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Great toys for young and old

    Richard van Orden | 8 January 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Nice crafting
    • Retropie so revive old childhood memories
    • Kodi on the TV
    • You feel pretty badd-ass for making your own retro game console
    • Doesn't cool beer
    • it does get a bit warm though
    • your girlfriend might think you're a bit of a nerd when she sees you installing

    Recently I saw that Nintendo released the Nes mini on the market. This big boy immediately had flashbacks about the past. I could already see myself jumping on turtles with a red thick mustachioed man and eating hallucinatory mushrooms to get that big. Unfortunately, this box turned out to be nowhere to be found. To make myself a little bit better I went to watch some YouTube videos about the Nes mini. One of them talked about the alternative: Retropie.

    Retropie is an emulator program that you can put on a raspberry pi, with which you can not only play old Nes games but also Megadrive, Snes, Amiga, Atari, Gameboy etc.
    Much more than the 30 games that Nintendo pre-installed on the NES classic! In addition, you can use your own Xbox/Playstation controllers or grab some gamepad from the internet.

    After I inventoried what I needed for my new toy (Raspberry, case, adapter, micro SD card, controller, keyboard, hdmi cable). I decided to order what I didn't already have at my favorite cold blue store.

    After I had received 2 beautiful blue boxes at home, I couldn't believe my luck, and neither did that of the cat because it could be placed in one of the boxes right away. I looked up a nice video on YouTube about the installation of Retropie in which everything is explained about installing the connection.

    I got a bit of nostalgic Lego feelings again, the Pi itself was put together after some simple clicks and after installing some software I have a mini arcade and media player at home working on the TV.

    What do I recommend buying to have a complete experience? (all for sale at Coolblue!)

    -Raspberry pi 3B
    -Raspberry case
    -HDMI cable
    -Micro SD class 10 card (minimum 8gb)
    -Original adapter
    -Microsoft all in one media keyboard (for Kodi)
    -Xbox one controller

    Richard van Orden | 8 January 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    All the computer a programmer needs.

    Kurt De Bruycker | 2 July 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Versatile
    • super small
    • Ideal media center
    • Price cracker

    The Raspberry Pi is a hyper-small and very affordable computer.
    The standard Raspbian operating system (a Debian-based linux distribution, adapted to this gem) can be downloaded from raspberry.org and is ready to run in no time on a microSD card.
    You can connect a screen via the built-in HDMI port and your keyboard and mouse to 2 of the 4 USB ports. A few settings and... done!
    A free Office program, a browser, various programming environments, etc... and an online installation option (apt-get) for everything you can think of (say a kind of App-store). Excellent sound quality and Full HD video!

    Kurt De Bruycker | 2 July 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Mini pc with many applications for a good price!

    nele asselman | 22 November 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Compact
    • Many application possibilities
    • Good price quality
    • easy to put together
    • Download software yourself
    • You can hardly take out the mini SD card

    Easy to use and you can do a lot with it, such as watching all the latest movies and series, for example.

    nele asselman | 22 November 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    good product
    • compact
    • very low consumption

    Ideal for setting up a Lamp server, it consumes hardly any power and has sufficient capacities to work efficiently.

    Verhoeven Herman | 25 October 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Perfect for hobby/home automation
    • Cheap
    • Smooth installation
    • Perfect for home automation
    • Linux knowledge required

    Cheap single board computer.
    Ideal for hobby/home automation projects.
    Economical, so can run continuously.

    Bert Carels | 14 May 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,0/10
    Nice device to experiment with at a low cost
    • small
    • lots of documentation on the internet
    • low power consumption

    does what it's supposed to do. Many possibilities, is now in use to keep my own energy dashboard in combination with a smart meter and smart thermostat from Netamo

    Jan van der Kruijssen | 16 October 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Small, powerful mini PC with lots of possibilities
    • Trustworthy
    • Cheap
    • Lots of possibilities
    • Very compact

    Small but powerful mini-PC that offers you a lot of possibilities, from Kodi media center, retro game machine to a full-fledged (Linux) PC. An absolute must for such a small amount. I pre-purchase every new version that is released?

    J_VL | 17 July 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Have fun in a little piece of great engineering!!
    • Fast
    • Many possibilities
    • Well packed
    • Easy to use if you have some knowledge

    The rpi is super to use, simply put everything on a micro sd card, and go!

    I myself put Retropie on it, bought some cheap usb game controllers and here in the house there is no one left behind the old mario cart 64.

    Next step is to build a retro arcade cabinet around it!

    Jaimy Heijdra | 5 February 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,5/10
    Nice to work with.. I'm happy with it
    • Built-in WiFi, so no need to connect a separate WiFi dongle
    • Faster than its predecessor

    Small, handy and easy to program. You can experience so many projects ... not normal.
    I currently have kodi player installed.

    Mesut Baytekin | 24 June 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    multifunctional device with many possibilities
    • easy to program
    • minimal knowledge of Linux required
    • compact device with many possibilities

    I use it as a multimedia device works perfectly

    Hans Molenaar | 16 August 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
708743
Manufacturer code
8968660
Brand
Raspberry Pi
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

Processor

Processor brand
Broadcom
Processor code name
Model B
Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)
Clock speed
1,2 MHz
Turbo speed
1,2 MHz
Cache memory
512 KB

RAM

Internal RAM present
Yes
Internal RAM
1 GB
Expandable memory
No
Number of memory channels
Single channel (1)
Memory type
DDR2

Video card

Type of video card
None

Storage

Memory card included
No

Wireless connections

Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.1
NFC
No
Integrated WiFi
Yes
WiFi standards
Wireless G, Wireless N

Wired connections

Headphone jack
Yes
Type of headphone connection
[3.5mm mini jack]
Number of headphone jacks
1
WiFi direct
No
WiFi standards
Wireless G, Wireless N
NFC
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Integrated WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.1
Microphone connection
No
Number of ethernet ports
1
Ethernet speed
Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)

Power source

Minimum required PSU (power supply unit)
12,5 W
Voltage
5 V
Charger adapter included
Yes

Physical properties

Weight
0,5 kg
Width
85 mm
Depth
17 mm
Height
56 mm