Raspberry Pi 4 Launched With 4K Support, Up To 4GB RAM Free
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is today officially launched the latest Raspberry Pi mini PC in the form of the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B which can be equipped with up to 4 GB of RAM. The latest generation Pi mini PC can be equipped with 1 GB, 2 GB or 4 GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM and is priced at 34, 44 or 54 respectively.
Raspberry Pi 4 Launched with 4K Support, Up to 4GB RAM
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After three years of launching the Raspberry Pi 3, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the next single board computer Raspberry Pi 4, which comes with the same form-factor and starting price of $35 just like its predecessor. However, the specs of this small budget computing device have improved significantly.
What makes the Raspberry Pi a tastier prospect than these underbaked namesakes is its stability. No other Arm-based single-board computer can match the Raspberry Pi for offering a low-cost machine that just works, that has such a broad suite of software, and a huge community to offer support and generate guides and tutorials. Of course, there are x86-based boards that offer stability and breadth of software support, but these almost always cost more than the Raspberry Pi. And as a developer-focused machine, few computers match the Raspberry Pi for the suite of programming-related editors and tools bundled with the default Raspbian OS. The Raspberry Pi 4 will launch with a new version of Raspbian based on Debian Buster.
A project was launched in December 2014 at an event held by the UK Space Agency. The Astro Pi was an augmented Raspberry Pi that included a sensor hat with a visible light or infrared camera. The Astro Pi competition, called Principia, was officially opened in January and was opened to all primary and secondary school aged children who were residents of the United Kingdom. During his mission, British ESA astronaut Tim Peake deployed the computers on board the International Space Station. He loaded the winning code while in orbit, collected the data generated and then sent this to Earth where it was distributed to the winning teams. Covered themes during the competition included spacecraft sensors, satellite imaging, space measurements, data fusion and space radiation.
However, the Pi can act as a Windows 10 thin client, where Windows 10 is run on a server and streamed to the Pi and, with a powerful enough server, the experience can be virtually identical to running a Windows 10 machine. With the additional power of the Pi 4, and its dual-display support, the Pi's co-creator Eben Upton says he expects the Pi to make further inroads into the thin client market.
With a user experience equivalent to PCs, lighting fast speed, full dual view support, 4k, and additional RAM options, the fully established and well received Raspberry Pi platform, together with Stratodesk software, NComputing, ViewSonic and ClearCube backed hardware, and intelligent digital workspace solutions from Citrix, has fulfilled the original vision of the Citrix Ready workspace hub.
Now in its fifth iteration, the Raspberry Pi has been extensively upgraded every time a new model was launched. With the Raspberry Pi 4, the most important upgrades are its faster processor and more RAM. It now also has USB 3 ports, dual HDMI ports with support for 4K output, and faster onboard ethernet.
The Raspberry Pi has been a fascinating device ever since the first version launched back in 2012. For $35, you get a tiny computer about the size of a deck of cards that you can use to make your own electronics projects, play video games, or teach yourself to code. The latest Raspberry Pi 4 kicks the specs up yet another notch, and offering multiple versions with up to 4GB of RAM,but is it enough to work as a cheap little desktop PC? The Raspberry Pi Foundation lent us a board to find out.
The new Raspberry Pi 4 B has a much more powerful Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 processor clocked at up to 1.5 GHz, 1 to 4GB LPDDR4, 4K H.265 video decoding and output support, a proper Gigabit Ethernet port, as well as USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Raspberry Pi 4 comes with all those extra features, but the form factor remains the same, and importantly the price is still $35 for the version with 1GB RAM.
The Khadas VIM1s is an ARM SBC with Amlogic S905Y4 system on a chip. This has four ARM Cortex A35 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz, as well as an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, clocked at up to 850MHz. In addition, there's 2GB RAM, 16GB of eMMC onboard flash storage, and gigabit Ethernet. However, the two USB ports are USB 2.0 only, which is strange on an SBC launched in 2022.
The new release is perfectly in line with the company's roadmap; the Pi 3, which launched in 2016, was predicted to have a three-year lifecycle. Upton previously told IT Pro that it would be "a long road to get to Pi 4", principally due to the fact that the company had reached the limit of what it's previous manufacturing process could offer.
The Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched, and the latest iteration of the popular compact computer board introduces a much faster processor, plus a selection of models with different amounts of RAM, starting from 34 or $35 (around AU$50).
At the back of the keyboard form factor we can most of the ports we are used to with the standard Raspberry Pi boards. There are 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2 port, 2x micro HDMI ports for Dual 4K monitor support, 1x Gigabit Ethernet port, a microSD card slot, USB type C Power port and good old 40-pin GPIO pins for all kinds of amazing add-ons.
As well as dropping the USB bottleneck, the redesigned SoC - given the identifier Broadcom BCM2711B0 - includes LPDDR4 support, driving 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of memory depending on model chosen, the first time more than 1GB has been available to Raspberry Pi users. The radio has been upgraded to offer Bluetooth 5.0 support, too, and even the microSD interface has been overhauled with DDR support for roughly twice the throughput of its predecessors.