For those of you into building computers, there is great news– the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B has just been launched!
For a palm-sized circuit board smaller than most external drives, this little gadget is fantastic for creating and operating all sorts of clever hacking projects like home surveillance, weather reporting, playing music and videos, tracking hydroponics stats, controlling factories, and as a console for retro gaming (among many, many other things). If you prefer simplicity and escaping the control of big companies like Microsoft and Apple, the Raspberry Pi can also be turned into a budget computer.
Coming in with a size of 3.5 x 2.3 x 0.76 inches (88 x 58 x 19.5mm) and a weight of 0.1 pounds (46 grams), the Raspberry Pi 4 B is a tiny tool packed with potential. Out of the box, the specs are awesome: a 1.5 GHz, quad-core, ARM Cortex-A72 processor; up to 4GB of memory; gigabit ethernet; wireless networking; and the ability to get up to 60 frames per second on a 4K video display with additional dual monitor support. It is also completely backwards compatible with other Raspberry Pi products, meaning that you can link up additional systems for even more possibilities.
Its creators radically overhauled the previous operating system before this debuted, based on the impending release of Debian 10 Buster, a Linux OS. This means users can expect a modernized user interface, updated applications, and all sorts of technical improvements under the hood.
The best news is, this little gem can be yours starting at only $35.