The Raspberry Pi with Desktop Capabilities

Author: Shazin Sadakath


We have talked about previous versions of Raspberry Pi as and when those were released. From Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, 3 A+, 3 B+ and in general in sinhala language. Today we are pleased to announce the latest member of the Raspberry Pi family, the Raspberry Pi 4. 

This Raspberry Pi is very different from its predecessor when it comes to some key features which we are listed below;

  1. Processing Power - As opposed to previous version's Broadcom BCM2837 SoC (4× ARM Cortex-A53 running at 1.2GHz) processor, the Raspberry Pi 4 packs a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC (a quad-core Cortex-A72 running at 1.5GHz) processor which is comparable to entry level x86 processors (Intel Atom, etc).
  2. Memory - As opposed to previous version's fixed RAM size of 1 GB, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with 3 different RAM sizes which are spread across 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB. 
  3. Power Supply - As opposed to previous version's micro USB power input, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with USB Type-C type connector for power supply.
  4. Display - As opposed to previous version's one HDMI connector, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with two 4K micro HDMI connectors.
  5. Ethernet - As opposed to previous version's 50 MBPS (Maximum 100 MBPS) speed, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with a  BCM54213 Ethernet transceiver which enables Gigabit Ethernet.
  6. USB - As opposed to previous version's USB 2.0 connectors, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes with two faster USB 3.0 connectors.
  7. Price - As opposed to previous version's fix price of $ 35, the Raspberry Pi 4 comes in three prices, $35 (1 GB), $45 (2 GB), and $55 (4 GB).

More information can be obtained from the official blog post. The device looks promising and some good projects can be expected from this. 



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