Raspberry Pi Foundation company presented the fourth version of the popular single-Board computer. The key feature of the new product called Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the most productive filling in the history of the line. According to the developer, a "pocket" PC with a price tag of $35 is able to replace the traditional desktop in a number of scenarios, including the playback of 4K-video.
The “core” of the Raspberry Pi 4 is the Broadcom BCM2711 processor with four ARM Cortex-A72 cores, the CPU clock frequency is 1.5 GHz. The amount of RAM, depending on the configuration, is up to 4 GB LPDDR4. A microcomputer running the Raspbian OS is equipped with two micro-HDMI ports, two USB 3.0 Type-A and two “regular” USB 2.0 Type-A.
According to the specification, the new product supports hardware decoding H. 265 and can output video to an external display in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (30 fps when two 4K monitors are connected). The list of raspberry Pi 4 Model interfaces, in addition to the Gigabit Ethernet port, includes Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.
"Every generation of Raspberry Pi equipment has brought us closer to becoming a platform without compromises. With an acceleration of 2-4 times compared to its predecessor and the ability to increase memory by four times, Raspberry Pi 4 is a product that finally takes us beyond the line. For the vast majority of users, the subjective experience of using this new product will be comparable to the experience of using a PC," said Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
The price of the fourth revision of the "BlackBerry" PC starts at $35 per version with 1 GB of RAM. Modification with 2 GB of RAM costs $45, and the configuration with 4 GB LPDDR4 will cost customers $ 55. The company also announced a branded bundle Desktop Kit — a set of components and accessories for the Assembly of the finished microcomputer, which can only be connected to the monitor to get started.