Raspberry Pi is launching its "most powerful" iteration of its teeny tiny PC, which is kind of expected given it's a new product and rolling out a shittier one isn't going to be exciting news for anyone.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is being touted as three-times more powerful than the 3B+ with 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB versions available. ranging in price from £30 - £50.
“Just as we help make coding more accessible for consumers, we also aim to democratise digital innovation in businesses and public services," said Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. "Today, over 50% of our $35 Raspberry Pi units are destined for industrial and commercial use; Raspberry Pi 4 builds on this success, providing greatly increased performance at the same low cost.
"We aim to create equality of opportunity across our digital economy, by providing a low-cost platform for technological innovation that is accessible to every organisation, from start-ups to multinationals."
The Pi 4 sounds like a dream, what with it being the first of the company's devices that has the chops to compete in the consumer PC market - something reflected in the price tag. The £50 4GB version is the most expensive Pi to date.
One new feature is the ability to 4K. You can plug it into your TV or utilise the dual-screen capability and plug it into two 4K monitors. With a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor running at 1.5GHz, wireless networking, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 5.0, shelling out a little extra for the 4GB to get the extra money is your best bet.