Raspberry Pi 4 Released

News Raspberry Pi 4 Released


Ian

Administrator
Joined
Feb 23, 2002
Messages
19,150
Reaction score
1,083
Ian submitted a new resource:

Raspberry Pi 4 Released - The Raspberry Pi 4 is a significant step in power compared to previous models.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 4, a tiny computer that is easily capable of running Linux and other operating systems. It is a significant upgrade over the existing model 3, featuring a boost in CPU and GPU speed, USB-C power, but most importantly it is now available with differing amounts of onboard RAM (1GB, 2GB and 4GB).

Pricing starts at £34 for the baseline 1GB model, with the 2GB (£44) and 4GB (£54) models costing a little more. Toms...
Read more about this resource...
 
Ad

Advertisements

V_R

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Moderator
Joined
Jan 31, 2005
Messages
13,247
Reaction score
1,625
Are you planning on getting one?
 

Ian

Administrator
Joined
Feb 23, 2002
Messages
19,150
Reaction score
1,083
I'm not sure - I'd like one, but I've already got 3 x RPi's in use at the moment, so it may only be a matter of time before I need another one ;).

Funnily enough, if this came out just a couple of months ago, I'd have bought it. However, I went for an NVIDIA Jetson Nano when I needed another SBC.

What about you?
 

V_R

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Moderator
Joined
Jan 31, 2005
Messages
13,247
Reaction score
1,625
I don't really have a use for one tbh. The zero I use to monitor my broadband is the only one I have here. I could upgrade that but it's not really worth it. Part of the appeal of the zero is that it's powered by a usb socket in the router.

Would be fun to play with if I had more time though.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ian

Abarbarian

Acruncher
Joined
Sep 30, 2005
Messages
10,498
Reaction score
956
They are already making use of the new Pi.

Latest Pi-top is a Raspberry Pi 4-based mini-PC

Pi-top announced a “Pi-top [4]” mini-PC based on the new Raspberry Pi 4 with an integrated OLED display, a battery, and a dozen component modules ranging from sensor to potentiometers.
This is a really neat addition to the series.

The Raspberry Pi 4 SBC is equipped with a new Broadcom BCM2711 SoC with 4x Cortex-A72 cores clocked to 1.5GHz, delivering two to four times the performance of the RPi 3B+. It’s available with up to 4GB LPDDR4, and offers native GbE and dual 4K-ready micro-HDMI ports.

Two of the four USB host ports are USB 3.0, and a USB Type-C port replaces the micro-USB. Other features are the same as the 3B+ including 802.11ac and Bluetooth (now v5.0) and the same starting $35 price with 1GB.
:cool:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ian

floppybootstomp

sugar 'n spikes
Moderator
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
20,158
Reaction score
1,662
I was e-mailed about this and this new model does look good so out of interest I looked to see how much the 4Gb version was (the model with the most RAM) and it was £54. But it was sold out (2 days ago).

And with that you'll need some accessories like case, PSU. memory card etc which would likely make the whole setup cost around £100. The Pi isn't so cheap anymore. Having said that they're still a very economical option for many applications imo.

Every time I see a new Pi released I want to buy one but I really have no use for one cos my current machine stable is:

Two main desktop computers.
Old Socket A machine loaded with Win 98 and old games.
An ageing Netbook loaded with an SSD which I only use for programming amplifiers.

All of which meet my needs admirably.

Oh, I have a phone as well but as I seem to have a phone phobia I only ever use it for phone calls and the occasional text ;)
 
Ad

Advertisements

Abarbarian

Acruncher
Joined
Sep 30, 2005
Messages
10,498
Reaction score
956
And with that you'll need some accessories like case, PSU. memory card etc which would likely make the whole setup cost around £100. The Pi isn't so cheap anymore. Having said that they're still a very economical option for many applications imo.
The Pi Hut has a series 4 power supply for £8, a 16 GB sd card preinstalled with Raspian for £8, and the official case for £5. Seems pretty cheap to me.
So at £75 for a 4 GB Pi 4 with case, power supply, and os you would get a pc that would be a match for a lot of laptops costing several hundred pounds. An it would cost pennies to run. You would need a monitor of course, but most modern tv's would be usable today. You can even hook up two screens as standard.
An at £56 for the basic model that is a lot of computing for peanuts. IMHO.
13145
 

floppybootstomp

sugar 'n spikes
Moderator
Joined
Mar 5, 2002
Messages
20,158
Reaction score
1,662
I'm not disagreeing with you Abarbarian, I'm glad you've posted the prices though the accessory prices I saw on my link were higher than those.

Would the sound play through a TV? I know most monitors have internal speakers that can be driven from a computer. If not then a pair of powered speakers will also be required.

I've always fancied one of these in a laptop case and they are available though I'm not sure if laptop cases to accommodate a Mk 4 are available yet. The cases I've seen come with keyboard, screen and touch pad for mouse functions and imo would make a nifty little machine.

But as stated I really don't need one.

Out of curiosity can Windows be run on a Pi? I ask as the only thing I use my Netbook for is programming amplifiers and all the various apps I use for that only run in Windows.

And I've just had an email letting me know the 4Gb models are in stock again.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

Review Raspberry Pi 2 - Then and Now, a Comparison 2
News New Raspberry Pi out today for just £23 5
Review WinTasks 4 0
Review Fantastic 4 0
Review SWAT 4 0
News DisplayPort 2.0 Released 0
News Rage 2 announcement trailer released 0
Editorial Intel releases Core i9 Processor for laptops 0

Top