Raspberry Pi foundation has just announced a new version of the famous Raspberry Pi project which took the world by storm when the first version of Raspberry Pi was launched. Basically, the main USP of Raspberry Pi was that it was a compact workstation. A workstation so compact that it was just about the size of a regular credit card. However, Raspberry Pi was not ready to be a proper workstation until now and it could just be used for cool mini-projects.
But that might not be the case now as the Raspberry Pi 4 launch is seen as the biggest one for Raspberry Pi ever. As the Raspberry Pi now gets a much better processor as compared to Raspberry Pi 3. Also, it is known that the internals on Raspberry Pi 4 has been improved. Raspberry Pi foundation also claims that it is finally ready to give you a “full desktop experience”.
Talking about Raspberry Pi 4, it is now powered by Broadcom 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A72 quad-core processor along with 1GB of DDR4 RAM. But you can also go up to 4GB of RAM with Raspberry Pi 4. You get plenty of ports that you need for daily usage such as dual USB 2 ports, dual USB 3 ports as well as USB Type-C port for power supply. Also, there is support for dual 4K displays now. The WiFi on Raspberry Pi 4 now supports dual-band 802.11ac and it is now equipped with Bluetooth 5.0.
Now, it feels like the Raspberry Pi foundation is working on making its product as a full desktop replacement. However, there is still some work to do as Raspberry Pi 4 only supports AMD-based software as well as make it more powerful and in comparison with Intel’s Core processors.
In terms of pricing, Raspberry Pi 4 starts at just $35 whereas the 4GB RAM variant can be yours for as low as $55.