Raspberry Pi 4 Launched With 4GB RAM, 4K Video Output
The Raspberry Pi foundation is a UK based charity that is known for making affordable personal computers (PC). Continuing the tradition, it has now launched the fourth iteration of its Raspberry Pi PC. The latest iteration is the successor to the Raspberry Pi 3B+ which was unveiled in the month of May last year. The latest generation of the computer, the Raspberry Pi 4 model B; carries on with the same form factor and adds on considerable improvements in specifications while keeping the identical price tag intact.
Raspberry Pi 4
The Raspberry Pi 4, as mentioned above, is the latest in the line of affordable PCs that were introduced back in the year 2012. The latest generation of the computer now arrives with up to 4GB of RAM. This is four times the amount of RAM than its predecessor. It also has a faster CPU and GPU; while the Raspberry Pi 3 uses a Quad-core CPU at 1.4GHz clock speeds, the newest model has the same amount of cores in a 1.5GHz Broadcom 2711, Cortex A72 Processor. The GPU has been upgraded to a 500MHz VideoCore VI from a 400MHz found in the previous generation. In a surprising move, the device now uses a USB Type C port for power, rather than a Micro USB found in the Raspberry Pi 3 which is a welcome change.
Other ports in the Raspberry Pi 4 include two Micro HDMI ports which are capable of powering two 4K monitors; at 30 fps or a single 4K monitor at 60fps alongside a 1080p display. Also present are two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports; with a Gigabit Ethernet port and microSD storage card. Connectivity options on the device include support for Bluetooth 5.0, up from version 4.1 in the previous generation; and Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac. In terms of pricing and availability, the Raspberry Pi 4 will be available to purchase starting June 24 from certified online stores. It has been priced starting US$ 35 (Rs. 2,400) for the variant with 1GB RAM configuration; the 2GB RAM version has been priced at US$ 45 (Rs. 3,100) while the top end 4GB RAM Pi will cost US$ 55 (3,800).