Raspberry Pi Foundation announced their new Raspberry Pi 4 is now on sale starting price is set at $35. This little computer has had a complete overhaul with PC-like level of performance. It will still retain the interfacing capabilities and the hackability of the previous Raspberry Pi models.
Technical Specifications of Raspberry Pi 4
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B will have a 1.5 GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (3x performance), LPDDR4 SDRAM 1GB 2GB or 4GB, Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet, Dual- band 802.11ac wireless networking, latest Bluetooth technology (5.0), Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Dual monitor capabilities with resolutions up to 4k, VideoCore VI graphics (supporting OpenGL ES 3.x), 4kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video, and complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products.
The Raspberry Pi 4 has the USB-C for the power connector unlike the previous models using USB micro-B. This makes it support an extra 500mA of current. Raspberry Pi Foundation says this ensures the Raspberry Pi 4 has a full 1.2A for downstream USB devices, even under heavy CPU load.
New Raspbian Software
The Raspberry Pi 4 will be shipped with an operating system based on the Debian 10 Buster. Raspberry Pi Foundation says this will bring numerous behind-the-scenes technical improvements, along with an extensively modernized user interface as well as updated applications including the Chromium 74 web browser.
Raspberry Pi Accessories
There will be accessories available to purchase such as a case, power supply, beginner’s guide and more! Raspberry Pi Foundation will offer a Desktop Kit that will include the Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB version) with all accessories including an official keyboard and mouse for a whopping $120.
1 GB $35
2 GB $45
4 GB $55
In the end
This is definitely a huge upgrade for the Raspberry Pi. I highly recommend checking this product out. If you are not familiar with Raspberry Pi, please click here for more insight. We own the Raspberry Pi 3+ Model B. Love it! Great device to have for hackathon, programming a smart+home device, great for kids wanting to learn programming, etc. Stay tuned for a full review once we receive our Pi and have used it’s full potential.