Just a quick review on my first experience using the RPi 3.
Ordered on Amazon from Vilros that was offering a complete starter pack for the price of $69.99. Arrived Sunday 4/17/2016 and was completed later that evening. I had to use one of my microsd cards since one wasn’t included with the package, even though it was supposed to be. Here are some specs and a comparison with the raspberry pi 2 & rpi model B
- Broadcom BCM2837, 4× ARM Cortex-A53, 1.2GHz
- Broadcom VideoCore IV
- 1GB LPDDR2 (900 MHz)
- 10/100 Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n wireless
- Bluetooth 4.1 Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy
- 40-pin header, populated
- HDMI, 3.5mm analogue audio-video jack, 4× USB 2.0, Ethernet, Camera Serial
- Interface (CSI), Display Serial Interface (DSI)
- Broadcom BCM2836 Arm7 Quad Core Processor powered Single Board Computer running at 900MHz
- 1GB RAM
- 40pin extended GPIO
- 4 x USB 2 ports
- 4 pole Stereo output and Composite video port
- Full size HDMI
- CSI camera port for connecting the Raspberry Pi camera
- DSI display port for connecting the Raspberry Pi touch screen display
- Micro SD port for loading your operating system and storing data
- Micro USB power source
The built in WiFi adapter will allow you to lose that Ethernet cable and the Bluetooth will allow you to connect any Bluetooth devices, like a PS4 controller. I have had success with the pairing a PS4 controller with the RPi Model B using a usb Bluetooth Dongle, and have also paired xbox 360 controllers, using the zettagaurd wireless controller adapter, to a RPi 2.
I will be following up with more pictures and comments in the next couple of days and try my luck in paring a PS4 controller to the RPi 3.