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can the built-in wifi be used as a cluster interconnect? this would simplify the build.

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what use would you have for usb 3.0 on this device?
it's perfect for what it is and it's price, it's not a desktop replacement.
Take a look at the Zotac ZBOX PICO, twice the price of rasbperri pi 2 but has a lot more power to actually use as a computer.

as the one above me had said, gigabit lan.

and to expand it a bit more, gigabit lan with gigabit switch + built-in wifi
or to be simpler, its a compact network router worth ~$35 thats far more faster than those other consumer routers.
Edited by epic1337 - 2/29/16 at 6:45pm
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Seems like a lot of people wanting USB 3 & Gigabit Ethernet don't actually get the idea behind the Raspberry Pi, as others have said it's not a desktop replacement it's more of a development board for prototyping and programming.

Granted yes you can use it as a media server, retro game console etc etc. but I wouldn't want to be using it as a daily driver pc or something, it's far to underpowered unless you just go on Facebook or emails anything more than that and it will struggle.

In saying that I would like to see Gigabit on the next version as well as Bluetooth, WiFi, 64 Bit 1.5GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM (or hell keep the current CPU and stick more RAM and Gigabit on it).
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Seems like a lot of people wanting USB 3 & Gigabit Ethernet don't actually get the idea behind the Raspberry Pi, as others have said it's not a desktop replacement it's more of a development board for prototyping and programming.

Granted yes you can use it as a media server, retro game console etc etc. but I wouldn't want to be using it as a daily driver pc or something, it's far to underpowered unless you just go on Facebook or emails anything more than that and it will struggle.

In saying that I would like to see Gigabit on the next version as well as Bluetooth, WiFi, 64 Bit 1.5GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM (or hell keep the current CPU and stick more RAM and Gigabit on it).


These have nothing to do with being used as a desktop Replacement. Most people don't need either when it comes to desktop usage.


Those are great as a Media Server/Nas, or as a server in general. It takes away from what the Pi can really be used for.


Personally as I see it now, the Amazon Fire TV stick uses nearly the same SoC. So for media usage, get one of those and load XBMC onto it. It will be a better device in the long run, with real netflix and prime apps built into the machine.


I see the Pi as a PLC and nothing more, as you can do better on other hardware for most other tasks.
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one thing people forget that prototyping is just the first step of an actual project, the next step is actually making it a product.
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https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale/

It doesn't seem to be a prototype anymore.
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https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale/

It doesn't seem to be a prototype anymore.

i think you're misinterpreting what i've said, refer to Aussiejuggalo's post.
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