Raspberry Pi 4


Posted on September 16, 2019


I have been waiting for the Raspberry Pi 4 to be in-stock since it's release in June of 2019. I have been a little late on the pre-release purchase but I have found a good price on a kit to get started on Amazon.

My 3B+ is being used as a RetroPie and I have no ideas on changing that because it's been very fun to have as a solid gaming station. I have been able to play all kinds of games that I had lost when I got rid of my old gaming stations. However, there is plenty of other projects that I want to make using the new and improved 4B model.

Here are the specs from the 4B and I'm getting the 4GB version.

    Specifications
  1. Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz
  2. 1GB, 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM (depending on model)
  3. 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
  4. Gigabit Ethernet
  5. 2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.
  6. Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)
  7. 2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)
  8. 2-lane MIPI DSI display port
  9. 2-lane MIPI CSI camera port
  10. 4-pole stereo audio and composite video port
  11. H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
  12. OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
  13. Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage
  14. 5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)
  15. 5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)
  16. Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)
  17. Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient
  18. * A good quality 2.5A power supply can be used if downstream USB peripherals consume less than 500mA in total.
One last thing that is great news for anyone that likes playing with one of these, the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B will remain in production until at least January, 2026. That means, there is freedom to buy one and comfort knowing there is going to be support for many years to come. Enjoy Builders, I know I will.


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