Raspberry Pi alternatives: best single-board computers

Here are some of the best single-board PC alternatives to Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is the dinky single-board computer grabbing headlines around the world, and for good reason. Initially launched as a tool to train up amateur coders, it has since gone on to sell more than 19 million units worldwide.

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Each release is accompanied by a feeding frenzy of coding-crazed fans. And this massive online community brings perks - there are reams of support on the web and experts eager to help only a few clicks away.

But Raspberry Pi isn’t the only single board computer out there; there is a myriad range of pocket-sized PCs aimed at toppling Pi’s domination. They’re able to perform an immense array of tasks, from complex robotics to supporting gaming platforms or media centres. Some of these offer more than the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, with increased memory, quicker processors and more features.

Varying a lot in terms of capabilities and price point, they provide a way to learn how to programme and create useful and exciting projects with.

If you’re weighing up your options, read on for the best Raspberry Pi 3 B+ alternatives.

You can find lots of exciting tutorials and on-going projects at Instructables.com.