Mon. Nov 18th, 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 officially released: sale from $35

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The Raspberry Pi is a fun development kit designed to encourage kids to join the programming career in an ultra-benefit way. However, this motherboard has only a credit card-sized device, and has already produced a large number of fans outside the education system, and sold millions of units in the first year. Today, the Raspberry Pi announced on the official website that the Raspberry Pi 4 is officially on sale. It has three times the processing power of the previous generation Raspberry Pi 3+ and four times the multimedia performance.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+
Image: Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi 4 introduces new selling points, such as 64-bit processors, 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) via HAT. The Raspberry Pi 4 released today not only improves computing and multimedia performance, but also features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor running at 1.5GHz, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB 3.0 connectivity.

The increased performance means that the Raspberry Pi 4 can support high dynamic range (HDR) 4K p60 HEVC video decoding and simultaneously drive two 4K displays. At the same time, this is the first time consumers can choose 1GB / 2GB / 4GB RAM, and the starting price is maintained at 35 US dollars.

Technical specs for the Raspberry Pi 4 are:

  • A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
  • 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • 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

Source: betanews