The New Raspberry Pi 3 Is Out Now In Australia

The new iteration of the tiny but powerful but cheap Raspberry Pi is the US$35 Pi 3 Model B. Despite being exactly the same price as the previous version, the RPi 3 is 50 per cent more powerful, and for the first time includes both on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, making it even more useful for those hobby projects or as a cut-rate Linux terminal or media centre box.

You can buy the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for around $62 from both Element14 and RS Components. Both Element14 and RS Components offer free delivery; the list price is $56, but you'll have to add 10 per cent GST on top of that if you're buying as an individual rather than a business.

The Pi 3 Model B is out of stock at Element14 thanks to some extremely popular early orders, but you can find it in stock at the moment through Little Bird Electronics. Both Element14 and RS Components have some great video introductions to the Pi 3, including an unboxing and a quick review.


    I still own the very 1st version of the Pi. Still serves me well, but a bit slow sometimes.

    Any word if these will support HD Audio pass through? i.e. DTS-HD & Dolby TrueHD. Only thing missing from the Pi2 running OpenElec (Kodi)

    Interested to see how various 1080p streaming goes via WiFi. Had a Pi1 B+ with some WiFi adapter and it was terrible.

    Any idea if they will play x265 with the faster CPU?

      The Pi2 does passthrough of both DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD to PCM over HDMI. It won't decode and downmix to 2 channel over 3.5mm though.

    "... the list price is $56, but you’ll have to add 10 per cent GST on top of that if you’re buying as an individual rather than a business."

    How can they advertise ex-GST to the general public? According to the ACCC page:-
    "This means you do not need to include GST if a price statement is made exclusively to businesses."

    I very much doubt that Element14's page is aimed exclusively to businesses.

    Last edited 01/03/16 1:11 pm

    I'm still waiting for Pi Zero's to come back in stock from the initial release.

    You can also get them from AusPi for $69 inc postage. They say they're in stock, so I just ordered one (previous customer). (No connection, just a customer) -

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