Raspberry Pi 3 - Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, 64-bit, 1.2GHz

This is from the last page spread of the MagPi magazine released today:
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So wifi and bluetooth rather than USB3, GbE, or SATA. Ho hum.
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Also on El Reg:
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Might explain why Chinese PI2s have been appearing on the UK market (I got one from CPC last week), if the Welsh factory has switched to the new model.
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dave
Hmm processor originally for phones made in stripped down version become Pi A/B/B+/A+/2....
Now we get 3 with adding BACK the Wifi and bluetooth
No doubt 4 will have the touchscreen
and by Pi 5 we will have the G4/G5 phone back
Full circle back to a phone again.
Just like Windows, Mac et al trying to make everything look like a phone...
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Paul
I think it was for set top boxes for cable/satellite TV etc. not phones.
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mm0fmf
Pi 3 technical specification sheet at Farnell:
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Dave Farrance
need to "upgrade"?
"The LEDs will change position". There don't appear to be any LEDs on the photo (post-certification prototype) in the datasheet. Like a Spot the Ball competition. :-)
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Hils
s/"post-certification prototype"/"presumably a post-certification prototype"/
Sorries.
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Hils
They are at the bottom left ACT and PWR.
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Steve Drain
Yes, they've changed position from "on-board" to "somewhere else". Simple!
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Tony van der Hoff
Energy-saving virtual LEDs?
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Hils
So what's a 64-bit ARMv7? Also virtual like the LEDs?
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A. Dumas
I sought but did not find. Presumably the others have been removed to make room for the new stuff with the same form factor.
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Hils
What exactly is Chinese? Is it the bare board that is manufactured in China, and the components assembled onto it in Wales; or is it completely manufactured and assembled in China?
Dave
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Dave Higton
Hmmm... so both the MagPi advert and now this datasheet say 64-bit, but either that or the ARMv7 is wrong. Well, early leaks of information about the Pi2 got the core architecture wrong, so hopefully the same is true here and the Pi3 will actually prove to have an ARMv8 core.
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Dave Farrance
On Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:51:16 +0000, Dave Farrance declaimed the following:
Interesting page... opens with single sheet of solid white. (And I didn't even know Office 2007 supported PDF generation... 2010/2013 I know had PDF export options [why couldn't M$ just have provided a functional stand-alone PDF "printer" usable from all applications?])
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Dennis Lee Bieber
For almost every user there is no need to upgrade.
I stuck with Word 97 until last year, when I started to use Word 2010 bundled with a new laptop. Since then I've been kicking myself learning to deal with completely rearranged menus/"ribbons".
Things I used to do trivially are now "find the option" exercises, and "help" is another several minute distraction... ;-(
I suppose I'll be glad I'm making this annoying investment when I just have to have an italic subscript on a superscript in a footnote. ;-)
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Michael J. Mahon
It's OK, others did. I use PDF Creator.
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Michael J. Mahon
I have to use Office 2010 and 2013 for work. My goodness, they are vile. Office 2013 makes the desktop look like a web app. Not having used any of them since Office 2000, my experiences were similar to yours. LibreOffice works well enough for me.
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Hils
Dana Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:08:52 +0000, Hils napis'o:
For most things I need LibreOffice works better.
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Nikolaj Lazic
Called it. The Pi3 has gone on sale in Australia (because they're half a day ahead of us) and it has a quad-core Cortex-A53, i.e. an ARMv8.
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The updated RS FAQ with a table comparing the features of the Pi models:
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Dave Farrance

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