geffers wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:14 pm
Appreciating power consumption may be a factor but am wondering; the new 1GB Pi 4 is priced almost the same as a 1GB Pi 3+ so what would prompt someone to purchase a Pi 3+
Not almost, but exactly the same. The Pi2B (both versions) also list at $35. Some reasons someone might buy an older version could be availability, consistency across a group of boards, or preference for some subtlety of design--such as not needing new cases. As an example, I am considering buying some Pi2Bv1.2 boards to upgrade from Pi2Bv1.1. The reason I'm looking at the Pi2Bv1.2 is because the Pi3B/Pi3B+/Pi4B all have a "feature" I decidedly do not want for my use: wireless built in.
I've still got a couple of Pi 1s (or the ones before the two) doing useful tasks, bought a couple of Zeros, again for simple but useful projects but, not sure I'd buy a 3+ for almost same price as a model 4
Think back about what you would have done last week.