Upgraded pi-top modular laptop now at RS Components

October 13, 2017 // By Julien Happich
RS Components is now stocking the latest-generation pi-top modular laptop launched by the pi-top organisation, boasting a 1080p full-HD 14-inch display, up to 8-hours battery life, a full-sized sliding keyboard, and the Raspberry Pi 3.

The laptop is supplied with the display installed in the chassis, ready to assemble by connecting the Raspberry Pi 3 and accompanying hardware using the cables supplied. Users can then take advantage of the pi-top ecosystem, comprising software, accessories and teaching/learning aids, to understand computer science and coding principles, and build their own maker projects.
The sliding keyboard provides access to the Raspberry Pi 3 and a magnetic board-mounting rail, which allows users to push their learning further by expanding the hardware. The advanced inventor’s kit, supplied with the new pi-top, provides expansion opportunities including LED lights, modular microphones and speaker accessories, and pi-topPROTO+ – a HAT-compatible board containing a breadboard for solder-less prototyping of electronic circuits.
The laptop comes with the pi-topOS Polaris software suite containing purpose-built teaching apps, including the pi-topCLASSROOM customisable lesson-plan creator, pi-topCODER, and pi-topPROTO physical-computing examples. Users can also take advantage of familiar tools like Scratch and CEEDuniverse, which help learn coding concepts, and powerful built-in utilities like Google office suite and Chromium.

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