How can I get a Raspberry Pi 5 before everyone else?

It’s exciting, isn’t it? So exciting, in fact, that we’ve come up with a few ways you can make sure that you are one of the very first people to get a Raspberry Pi 5. We have a special thing for people who can visit the Raspberry Pi Store in Cambridge, plus ANOTHER special thing for subscribers to The MagPi and HackSpace magazines.

Made in the UK, but shipping worldwide by the end of October

Reserve your Raspberry Pi 5 in store

Anyone visiting the Raspberry Pi Store in Cambridge, from today until Raspberry Pi 5 goes on sale in late October, can reserve a 4GB or 8GB variant of our latest board. All you need to do is visit the reservation kiosk in store, tap in a few details, and your shiny new computer will be ready for collection on a date and time slot of your choice from late October onwards.

the newly refurbed raspberry pi store

You can also get hands-on with Raspberry Pi 5 in the store from today. Go along and have a play with one of the demo units on display.

To make sure that everyone who visits the store can reserve a board, we’re limiting reservations to one per customer — you can choose either the 4GB or the 8GB variant, but you can’t reserve one of each.

The store will have very limited unreserved stock on the day Raspberry Pi 5 goes on sale too, so people who weren’t able to visit ahead of time to reserve a Raspberry Pi 5 might still be able to visit us and pick one up in person.

Priority Boarding for magazine subscribers

Want to get Raspberry Pi 5 sent to you in the first week of release? With Priority Boarding, you can pre-order your Raspberry Pi 5 (4 GB or 8 GB) and it’ll get sent out at the front of the shipping queue.

Raspberry Pi has set aside thousands of Raspberry Pi 5 computers for The MagPi and HackSpace print subscribers to buy. We’ve enough for everybody who subscribes to The MagPi or HackSpace magazine.

If you already have a print subscription to The MagPi or HackSpace magazine, we’ll have your email address, and we’ll send each of you a unique code over the next few days. Click the link in the email and it will take you to a site where you can pre-order and pay for your Raspberry Pi 5. Customers in the US and Canada will be directed to The Pi Shop, while customers in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world will be directed to The Pi Hut.

New subscribers to The MagPi and HackSpace will get a Priority Boarding code when they sign up. So don’t delay — take out a subscription today. You’ll be able to buy your Raspberry Pi 5 first and to top it off you’ll get incredible Raspberry Pi tutorials, projects, and community events every month.

If neither of these options work for you, you can look up the Approved Resellers in your country, and see if they are offering a pre-ordering service for Rapsberry Pi 5.

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