Fans were greeted with a surprise by the Raspberry Pi foundation when they announced the launch of their new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.
The Raspberry Pi 4 was not scheduled to be released until year 2020, but the significant upgrade to the Pi 3 generation is officially out. As described by CEO Eben Upton, this is “PC-like level of performance for most users”, the Pi 4 showcases important hardware improvements in the system.
For starters, the new CPU is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 (64-bit). This means that its three times as fast as its predecessor. It’s also guaranteed to drive a pair of 4k monitors. The board has two micro-HDMI ports as well. Unfortunately, this means that you need an adapter to use a standard HDMI cable on it. Other features include Gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, and pairs of USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
Raspberry Pi 4 price list
- Raspberry Pi 4 1GB RAM — USD35 (~Php1,800)
- Raspberry Pi 4 2GB RAM — USD45 (~Php2,300)
- Raspberry Pi 4 4GB RAM — USD55 (~Php2,800)
Raspberry Pi’s Desktop kit can also be purchased at a retail price of USD120 (~Php6,200). This kit will include the 4 GB RAM version of the Pi 4 Model B, a keyboard, mouse, power supply, and case.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is comparable to a desktop PC, but it is relatively cheaper. You can also do a lot of interesting projects for it like media server, file manager, etc. The manufacturer product has focused on making it backwards-compatible, so you can easily upgrade the device you’re using to a new one in case you want to.
What do you think of the new Raspberry Pi 4? Do you think it’s another promising technology product released early this year? You can share your thoughts about it on the comment section below.