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$35 Raspberry Pi 4 declared with 4K support and up to 4GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has declared the fourth version of its small budget PC. The Raspberry Pi 4 keeps a similar form-factor and $35 beginning cost of its predecessor, however it has improved specs across the board. It currently accompanies up to 4GB of RAM (four times that of any past Pi), a quicker CPU and GPU, quicker Ethernet, double band Wi-Fi, double the measure of HDMI outputs, and two USB 3 ports.

These upgrades imply that the Raspberry Pi 4 is usable as a budget desktop PC swap on the off chance that people settle on its most costly 4GB model. Tom’s Hardware’s review notes of that the hardware can deal with numerous regular errands, for example, web browsing with up to 15 Chromium tabs, light picture editing utilizing GIMP, and document and spreadsheet work utilizing Libre Office. Obviously, the sub-$100 smaller than usual PC has its limits. It apparently battles with full screen video playback from YouTube for instance, regardless of whether people turn down the resolution to 480p.

Here’s a full list of the Raspberry Pi 4’s enhancements over its predecessor, the Raspberry Pi 3 B+:

  • Quad-center 1.5GHz Broadcom CPU, up from 1.4GHz in the past model.
  • 500MHz VideoCore VI GPU, up from 400MHz beforehand.
  • A USB Type-C port for power, as opposed to Micro USB.
  • Two Micro HDMI ports which can power two 4K screens at 30fps, or a single 4K screen at 60fps close by a 1080p display.
  • Two USB 3 ports and two USB 2 ports, up from four USB 2 ports.
  • A Gigabit Ethernet port which is never again throttled by a USB interface.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 as opposed to 4.1.
  • Double band 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
  • A microSD storage card with a theoretical greatest exchange rate of 50 Mbps, up from 25 Mbps.
  • A 40 pin GPIO connector with help for three additional interfaces; I2C, SPI, and UART.
  • The Raspberry Pi 4 is accessible beginning today with either 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of RAM for $35, $45, and $55, respectively.