Within a short period of time, Raspberry Pi made their fans surprised. And taking them towards further advanced features, Raspberry Pi foundation has announced their new generation computer. A brand new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B heading towards the market after the Raspberry 3. It follows the same form-factor of less price and higher internal specifications.
Raspberry Pi foundations’ fourth version of the budget computer was not expected to be launched until 2020. But, as it became the production ready and saving up to a year of development time. In their official blog post-Raspberry Pie Ltd Founder and CEO, Eben Upton said, “PC-like level of performance for most users”. For the first time, the company is adding up more features by keeping the same from the previous version of the Raspberry Pi computer.
Raspberry Pi 4 B Features
New Raspberry Pi starts from the $35 price tag which roughly makes around Rs. 2,430. It comes with up to 4GB of RAM with faster CPU and GPU. Also, compared to previous gen, Raspberry Pi 4 consists of dual-band Wi-Fi, faster Ethernet, two HDMI output ports and two USB 3 ports.
Well, it’s clear from the higher implementations that Raspberry Pi 4 can be used as a budget computer at home. Furthermore, as reported by Tom’s Hardware in their review, this small package can handle many of the everyday tasks which mainly includes browsing through the internet, image editing, document writing, etc. However, sometimes it struggles in video playback. As found, the Raspberry Pi sometimes feels sluggish in playing YouTube videos even on the 480p resolution.
You can find out the following improvements in new Raspberry Pi 4 B over the older Raspberry Pi 3 B+;
|Raspberry Pi 4 B||Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.5GHz Broadcom CPU||Quad-core 1.4GHz Broadcom CPU|
|GPU||500MHz VideoCore VI GPU||400MHz VideoCore VI GPU|
|USB Port||USB Type-C||micro USB|
|HDMI Ports||Two Micro HDMI Ports||One Micro HDMI Port|
|HDMI Port Support||It can power two 4K monitors at 30fps||It can single 4K monitor at 60fps alongside a 1080p display|
|USB Generation||2 x USB 3|
2 x USB 2
|4 x USB 2|
|Wireless Technology||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.1|
|microSD Transfer Rate|
|Maximum transfer rate of 50Mbps||Maximum transfer rate of 25Mbps|
Raspberry Pi 4 is available in three different configurations 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB. You can pick anyone you want. Different variants cost different.
- 1GB: $35
- 2GB: $45
- 4GB: $55
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