Raspberry Pi had a surprise announcement today, one that’s going to make a lot of people very happy.
Welcome to the Raspberry Pi 4, the fastest Raspberry Pi ever, a $35 single-board computer capable of handling 4K video.
According to the company, this tiny computer will deliver “desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems.”
The base $35 model features 1 GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM but, by spending $10 or $20 more, developers get models with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. This is another premiere, as previous Raspberry Pi models did not offer RAM upgrades.
The rest of the specs look like this:
- A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
- Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet
- Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
- Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K
- VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x
- 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video
- Complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products
Yes, you read that right: Raspberry Pi finally switches from micro USB to USB-C for power.
The Raspberry Pi 3’s single HDMI port was also replaced by two micro HDMI ports, which support two 4K monitors with plenty of multimedia support.
Alongside the Raspberry Pi 4 comes along a case for it, a collaboration with T-Zero that will retail for just $5, and an $8 power supply developed alongside Ktec. Of course, you can still use your previous cases by doing a tiny modification.
The same can also be said about the power supply but with a small $1 investment in a USB micro-B to USB-C adapter.
You can read more about the changes on Raspberry Pi’s blog.