Raspberry Pi 4 Announced with Faster CPU, Dual 4k Support and RAM Options

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Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated that they had release up-to Raspberry Pi 3. Due to the growing need for Technology Raspberry Pi finally announced their new Raspberry Pi 4.

Raspberry Pi 4

The long-anticipated Raspberry Pi 4 takes Pi to another level, with the performance that’s good enough to use in a small circuit as a desktop PC, plus the ability to output 4K video at 60 Hz on dual monitors. For the same $35 starting price as prior models, you get speeds that are two to four times faster, support for USB 3 and true Gigabit Ethernet.

Raspberry Pi 4 Key Features

  • More Powerful Processor (New)
  • Choices of RAM (1GB, 2GB, 4GB)
  • Dual Micro HDMI Ports with 4K Support
  • USB-C Power Supply

Raspberry Pi 4 Specifications

  • SoC: Broadcom BCM2711 64-bit system-on-chip with four ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores clocked at 1.5GHz
  • Processor: 4x ARM Cortex-A72, 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Networking: Gigabit ethernet, 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Multimedia: HEVC/H.265 (4kp60 decode); AVC/H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode), OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Storage: microSD
  • GPIO: 40-pin header, populated
  • Ports: 2 x micro-HDMI, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, USB C, two-lane MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI), two-lane MIPI Display Serial Interface (DSI), 3.5mm analog audio-video jack

There will be a $45 Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB of RAM and a $55 unit with 4GB, four times more than any previous Pi has had. Now, isn’t that the great deal?

Summary

CPU is a quad-core Cortex-A72 running at 1.5ghz by default which is more reliable than the previous Raspberry Pis. Two of the front USB ports are now USB 3.0, which means we can transfer files at a higher speed. HDMI ports are now micro-HDMI, and it has two ports, which is great because now it can support two 4K monitors at once. Instead of using USB 2.0 Raspberry Pi 4 use USB type C, which is excellent.

Tech enthusiasts like me and probably you who’ve never used a Pi before now have even more reasons to buy one. And I am willing to test the Raspberry Pi 4 which would probably replace my old laptop.

Pros

  • Much faster than prior Raspberry Pis
  • USB 3 Ports
  • Ability to output 4K video at 60 Hz
  • Dual-monitor support

Cons

  • Key software doesn’t work at launch
  • Poor high-res video playback
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