The Raspberry Pi 4 Can Replace Your Desktop PC for Just £50

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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.

You can pick one up from OKdo, element14, and other places that sell Raspberry Pis.

You may even fancy treating yourself to an official Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse that you can also peruse in the Pi shop in Cambridge.