Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is the last Raspberry Pi you need (Why the Raspberry Pi 5 sucks)

The Raspberry Pi 5 is critiqued for its high price and limited HEVC GPU video decoding. The Raspberry Pi 3B+ is recommended for small projects, while a Beelink Mini S12 Pro is suggested as an alternative that offers more power and comparable price without being on pre-order. For those wary of expenditure, a cheap laptop is also a viable option.