The Raspberry Pi 4 is as powerful as an entry-level desktop PC and can support TWO 4K displays

The Raspberry Pi 4 is as powerful as an entry-level desktop PC and can support TWO 4K displays

The Raspberry Pi 4 has launched and it's a slam dunk in terms of performance to price. The new micro-computer not only supports TWO 4K displays, it can also hold it own against a full entry-level desktop PC thanks to its beefy new processor. And yet it still only costs £34!

At the heart of this beautiful new Pi is a 64 bit 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 and you have the option of up to 4GB RAM with various options on the table.

The old full sized HDMI port is replaced with two 4Kp60 compatible micro HDMI ports so you'll need to get hold of an adapter to use them. There are two USB3.0 ports, two USB 2.0, gigabit ethernet, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac wifi and an upgraded bluetooth 5.0 module for your wireless connectivity needs. Power is now delivered via a USB-C socket.

The entry level 1GB model costs £34 with the 2GB coming in at £44 and the fully specified 4GB board costing just £54. At the time of writing both the 2GB and 4GB boards are in stock whilst the 1GB has sold out.

The new processor is said to offer three times the performance of the previous model which puts the Raspberry Pi 4 in the position that it could handle streaming functionality more effectively, it should also be a great emulation platform opening up the opportunity to provide solid emulation speeds for more powerful systems.

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