The Raspberry Pi 4 is out, which is Based on the Forthcoming Debian 10 Buster

Eben Upton announced the new version of Raspberry Pi 4 on 24th June, 2019, which is based on Debian 10 Buster.

Raspbian OS is an official Raspberry Pi operating system based on the popular Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4 is now on sale, starting at $35 and the price will be increasing based on the memory options. But still, the price continues to start at same cost like other earlier models.

This is a comprehensive upgrade, and they had polished every element of the platform, which claim to be the fastest and users will be getting a performance like a PC for the first time.

This single board computer gets a major performance boost. Also, supports dual monitor.

Raspberry Pi 4 Specs

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Specifications:

  • A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
  • 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • Full-throughput Gigabit Ethernet
  • Dual-band 802.11ac wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports
  • Dual monitor support, at resolutions up to 4K
  • VideoCore VI graphics, supporting OpenGL ES 3.x
  • 4Kp60 hardware decode of HEVC video
  • Complete compatibility with earlier Raspberry Pi products

What are the memory options available in Raspberry Pi 4?

RAMRetail Price
1GB$35
2GB$45
4GB$55

This is the first time they are offering a choice of memory capacities in Raspberry Pi series. Refer the following table for price structure.

New features in Raspberry Pi 4:

  • Raspberry Pi 4 board looks very similar to earlier models, which cost you $35.
  • Power connector has moved from USB micro-B to USB-C.
  • To support dual monitor, they’ve replaced the type-A (full-size) HDMI connector with a pair of type-D (micro) HDMI connectors.
  • Raspberry Pi 4 is shipped based on the forthcoming Debian 10 Buster release.
  • This brings updated application and extensively modernised user interface.
  • They have replaced the legacy graphics driver stack with Mesa “V3D” driver. It brings many benefits, including OpenGL-accelerated web browsing and desktop composition, and the ability to run 3D applications in a window under X.

New Raspberry Pi 4 accessories:

They had worked with multiple manufacturers and brought the some useful accessories for Raspberry Pi 4.

Raspberry Pi 4 Case
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Case comes with two-part (Top layer and bottom layer) – $5.
  • It can be used for older models as well. To do so, you need remove the plastic fins on the right-hand side.
  • Raspberry Pi 4 USB-C Power Supply – $8.
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Official Power Supply can be converted from USB micro-B to USB-C using a new adapter – $1.
  • Raspberry Pi 4 micro HDMI Cables – $5.
  • Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit – $120.
Accessories DetailsRetail Price
Raspberry Pi 4 Case$5
Raspberry Pi 4 USB-C Power Supply$8
Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply converter adapter$1
Raspberry Pi 4 micro HDMI Cables$5
Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit (All together)$120

What’s Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit?

They’re offering a complete Desktop Kit, which brings all of this together and costed you $120.

  • A 4GB Raspberry Pi 4
  • An official case
  • An official PSU
  • An official mouse and keyboard
  • A pair of HDMI cables
  • A copy of the updated Beginner’s Guide
  • A pre-installed 16GB microSD card
Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit

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