Raspberry Pi 400

Raspberry Pi 400 is not the development board solution, but a dev-board encased in a keyboard at a starting price of $ 70. It has the same technical specifications as a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, but with a slightly faster SoC and a new port layout.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been known for dev-boards (namesake) and small accessories (compatible) since 2012 by the general public of enthusiasts and home users, although initially its development boards were intended for students, educators and producers. The new Raspberry Pi 400 is a completely different solution from the previous ones, because it is a full-fledged computer, plugged into a keyboard.

Raspberry Pi 400

Those 40 or older will find the Raspberry Pi 400 more like a modern version of the Commodore64, but there is one key difference: the Raspberry Pi 400 is incredibly cheap, with prices starting at just $ 70 ($ 60). For $ 100 more, however, you can buy the Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit which includes – in addition to the keyboard PC also an official USB mouse, an official USB-C power supply, a 16GB microSD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed (although Ubuntu and other Linux operating systems should be supported) and a micro HDMI to HDMI cable. The only item not included is the display, but any monitor or TV with HDMI should do.

Raspberry Pi 400

Hardware-wise, the Raspberry Pi 400 has the same basic hardware as a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 4GB of RAM. The memory, storage, wireless functionality, and ports are the same, but the card has been redesigned so that all ports are on one side for access from the back of the computer keyboard.

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Raspberry Pi 400

Raspberry Pi has also equipped this model with a slightly faster processor with a frequency of 1.8GHz instead of 1.5GHz and this means that Raspberry Pi HATs and other accessories will likely no longer be compatible, although it would still be difficult to fit them inside. a keyboard. CNX-Software had a chance to take it apart in preview, taking a look at the new motherboard and large heatsink, which helps keep performance high despite the absence of the fan.

Raspberry Pi 400 technical specifications
Processor: Broadcom BCM2711 (4 ARM Cortex-A72 cores) at 1.8GHz
Memory: 4GB LPDDR4-3200
Networking: Dual band 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
Ports: Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0, two micro HDMI ports (up to 4K @ 60fps)
GPIO: Horizontal 40-pin GPIO header
Memory: MicroSD card slot for OS and data storage
Power supply: 5V with USB connector
Keyboard: Compact 78 or 79 key keyboard (UK and American layouts, French, Italian, German and Spanish available at launch)
Dimensions: 286 × 122 × 23 mm

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