Raspberry Pi is a standard for inexpensive single board computing, powering the small devices in robotics to devices in IoT. The new version of Raspberry- ‘Pi 4’ comes with great power and performance to use it as a small desktop PC and also ability to output 4K video at 60 Hz.
The specs of Pi version 4 is quite impressive.
- 1.5 GHz Quad Core ARM cortex A72 processor
- Upto 4GB Memory
- Wireless AC
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Output 4k video at 60Hz
- Much faster than prior Raspberry Pis
- USB 3 Ports
- Ability to output 4K video at 60 Hz
- Dual-monitor support
- Key software doesn’t work at launch
- Poor high-res video playback
As its predecessor Raspberry pi 3 has some overheating issues. The raspberry pi 4 is no different with some more heat than pi 3.
For the same 35$ (approx.) price you gets faster speed than before. The 45$ model has 2GB RAM and 55$ model has 4GB RAM.
|Specs||Raspberry Pi 4 B||Raspberry Pi 3 B+|
|CPU||1.5-GHz, Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711B0 (Cortex A-72)||1.4-GHz, Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837B0 (Cortex A-53)|
|RAM||1 – 4GB DDR4||1GB DDR2|
|GPU||500 MHz VideoCore VI||400 MHz VideoCore IV|
|Video Out||dual micro HDMI ports||single HDMI port|
|Max resolution||4K 60 Hz + 1080p or 2x 4K 30 Hz||2560 x 1600|
|USB Ports||2x USB 3.0 / 2x USB 2.0||4x USB 2.0|
|Wired Networking||Gigabit Ethernet||330 Mbps Ethernet|
|Wireless||802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0||802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1|
|Charging Port||USB Type-C||micro USB|
|Power Requirement||3A, 5V||2.5A, 5V|
|Size||3.5 x 2.3 x 0.76 inches (88 x 58 x 19.5mm)||3.2 x 2.2 x 0.76 inches (82 x 56 x 19.5mm)|
|Weight||0.1 pounds (46 grams)||0.11 pounds (50 grams)|
Pi 4 stands head and shoulders above its predecessors and all the other inexpensive single board computers on the market. It has some issues in a software today but they all gone in future with new software updates. If you need any raspberry pi today, you can go with Pi 4 with huge power and performance packs in a small package.