You’ve probably heard of the Raspberry Pi computers which are tiny cheap computers that people use for various things. Some use it to teach kids how to code while some developers use it for their own DYI creations.
There is good news for the Raspberry Pi community as now we have a new model: the Raspberry Pi 4.
The new Raspberry Pi 4 is the fastest Raspberry Pi ever where the company claims that it has “desktop performance comparable to entry level x86 PC systems.” That is a big claim and it shows how far the Raspberry Pi systems have become faster over time.
There is a Broadcom CPU with four 1.5Ghz Cortex A72 cores. this is a big upgrade from the quad core Cortex A53 CPU on the Pi 3. The other big upgrade is on the RAM. You can get a Pi 4 with a 1GB, 2GB or even a 4GB model which is pretty neat. There is a MicroSD storage port since it doesn’t have internal storage.
They have also tweaked things on the ports side. It has 4 USB ports of which two are USB 3.0. Power is supplied through a USB-C port which is pretty neat. There is a headphone jack too for the interested. The other interesting bit is that they removed the single full size HDMI port for two micro HDMI ports. These support two 4K monitors which is pretty awesome.
The Raspberry Pi also can support HEVC decode for 4K 60p, H.264 support for 1080p 60fps decode and 1080p 30fps encode. It also supports 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Raspberry Pi 4 will start at $35 for the 1GB RAM variant, $45 for the 2GB variant an $55 for the 4GB RAM variant. Apparently the Pi 4 will remain in production until January 2026 which is pretty awesome so go ahead and get one!