Raspberry Pi has a new toy for sale. Its about new model Raspberry Pi 4 Model B which has come almost by surprise, since this launch was not expected. It seemed that the news would come for 2020, but they have been advanced. This SBC (Single Board Computer) board has been very successful and not by chance. For a price of around € 30 you have a simple computer with which to carry out a multitude of projects.
That has transformed Raspi into a plaque of success among DIY-loving makers and also in the educational sector, since due to its good documentation and the amount of tutorials that exist, it has become a good tool to learn at a very affordable price for schools and educational centers. After months without receiving any update, we now have this new Rapsberry Pi 4. Do you want to know what is new?
The new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B has a much more powerful hardware for € 35. In it, you can run a large number of operating systems or distributions with which to work according to your needs and carry out numerous projects thanks to the add-ons on the market and its 40 GPIOs. If you want to know in depth its hardware and technical characteristics are:
- Broadcom BCM2711 SoC, but although normally these chips also integrate the RAM, although in this case it is not like that. What it does include is a more powerful GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.0, multimedia support H.265 for 4K 60 FPS, H.264 for 1080p60 and 1080p30 fps. The CPU is now a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 and 1.5 Ghz.
- La RAM is mounted on a separate chip, with the possibility of choosing between 1, 2 and 4GB. Leaving the RAM out, it is easier to manufacture the same board and only replace the RAM chip to offer several variants.
- With regards to connectivity, has also been improved. It has USB-C for power, 2 micro HDMI ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and another 2 USB 3.0 ports, in addition to the Ethernet and Jack for audio. Of course, it also has the micro SD card reader, GPIO, and other connections for gadgets such as the camera module, etc.