Raspberry Pi 4 Launches With More Power and Options Than Ever Before

Posted on June 24, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 28 Comments

Raspberry Pi fans have a lot to be excited about this week. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching the fourth-generation Pi, and there is a ton of massive upgrades throughout the board — literally.

The new Pi 4 comes with a new 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU, offering 3x the performance over the last generation. Raspberry Pi 4 also now comes with more options for the memory, and for the first time ever you can choose between 3 different RAM variations. You can get the entry-level, $35 Pi 4 with 1GB RAM, or pay $10 more to get 2GB and pay $20 more for the 4GB RAM variant.

The new Pi 4 also makes a massive change to the ports. First, the power connector now uses a Type-C port, which also allows for extra current to get through to the board. The new Pi also gets rid of the full-sized HDMI port, replacing it with two type-D micro HDMI ports, which introduces dual monitor support and lets the Pi 4 power two 4K displays at a time. Oh, it also comes with two USB 3 ports along with with the previous two USB 2 ports.

The device also comes with integrated Bluetooth 5.0, full-throughput Gigabit ethernet, and dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is also launching a bunch of new accessories to go along with the new design of the Pi 4, all of which are available today.

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