The Raspberry Pi 3 is still widely used in DIY computer builds, but its followup,the Raspberry Pi 4, has just been announced. Featuring a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC (quad-core Cortex-A72 @ 1.5GHz), 500MHz VideoCore VI GPU, up to 4GB of RAM, two HDMI ports (micro HDMI format), a 2-lane MIPI DSI display port, a 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-C power port, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and microSD storage. It’s available now configured with either 1GB ($35), 2GB (45), or 4GB ($55) of RAM. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
“The addition of a second HDMI output is sublime, and turns the Raspberry Pi from a computer that would be a capable shop or workbench computer into something that could be considered a desktop replacement. The addition of USB 3 and improved USB and Ethernet bandwidth is exceptional, and as always wireless in the form of WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 is a welcome spec. However, and there’s always a however, these small changes — especially changing from a single HDMI port to dual micro HDMI ports — will slightly interfere with existing enclosure solutions,” reports Hackaday.