The Raspberry Pi 4 is here the Raspberry Pi 4 launched for $35, boasting 3x the processing power of the previous generation.
When it comes to physical design, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B looks a lot like the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, the previous flagship model. It’s a single-board computer with a lot of connectors that is the size of a deck of cards.
But everything has been updated. It starts with a faster system-on-a-chip. The processor now uses the Cortex-A72 architecture (quad-core 64-bit ARMv8 at 1.5GHz). It supports H.265 hardware video decoding for instance.
There will be three models of the RPi4 made available, offering 1GB($35), 2GB($45), and 4GB($55) of RAM. The claim of a complete desktop computer comes from the fact the tiny board can now handle “super-fast file sharing to multi-tab web browsing and sophisticated video and photo editing.”
That still makes it inexpensive, though, and the extra RAM might be just what you need to run Windows or other demanding software on such a diminutive machine.