Raspberry Pi is one of the best things about tech. In a portable body that comes in the size of a credit card, the device offers processing power for programming and coding. It is targeted especially for children, but it can be used by people who are okay with low processing power while programming. Raspberry Pi works when it is connected or plugged into a monitor or even a TV through their HDMI port
The fans of the company had been asking for an update for the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, and finally, it has launched the successor to the device, the Raspberry Pi 4.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is now upgraded in almost every way possible. According to the manufacturers, this new device will now provide ‘a PC-like level’ of performance due to the ‘comprehensive’ update
For the same starting price of $35, the Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with quad Cortex-A72 cores processor that has a 1.5 GHz clock speed. Compared against its predecessor’s four Cortex-A53 cores with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz, the 4 will have 3 times better performance. Aiding this processor is LPDDR4 memory.
The Raspberry Pi 4 also has an upgrade in terms of RAM count. The baseline model has 1 GB RAM with 2 GB and 4 GB versions also available for purchase. The 2 GB and 4 GB variants will cost $45 and $55 respectively.
For connectivity purposes, the 4 is connected with USB C connector, and now features two USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 ports each. For output, Raspberry has gone with Type-D Micro HDMI instead of a full-fledged HDMI. Likewise, the new device is able to stream 4K HEVC videos at 60 fps with a support for dual monitors that have a resolution of 4K.
The operating system, the product runs on has also had an update. According to the conpany, this OS will be based on Debian 10 Buster which brings in a modern interface with lots of technical improvements and updated applications.
Raspberry Pi 4 Specifications
- CPU: 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU
- RAM: LPDDR4 SDRAM, 1 GB / 2 GB / 4 GB
- Ports: 2 USB 2.0 + 3 USB 3.0 + Gigabit Ethernet
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac wireless
- Dual monitor support (up to 4K)
- VideoCore VI graphics
- Price: $35 (1 GB), $45 (2 GB), $55 (4 GB)