Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

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Raspberry Pi 4 : Huge power in a single pack

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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. 1.5 GHz Quad Core ARM cortex A72 processor
  2. Upto 4GB Memory
  3. Wireless AC
  4. Gigabit Ethernet
  5. Output 4k video at 60Hz

PROS

  • Much faster than prior Raspberry Pis
  • USB 3 Ports
  • Ability to output 4K video at 60 Hz
  • Dual-monitor support

CONS

  • 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.

Key Differences

SpecsRaspberry Pi 4 BRaspberry Pi 3 B+
CPU1.5-GHz, Quad-Core Broadcom BCM2711B0 (Cortex A-72)1.4-GHz, Quad Core Broadcom BCM2837B0  (Cortex A-53)
RAM1 – 4GB DDR41GB DDR2
GPU500 MHz VideoCore VI 400 MHz VideoCore IV
Video Outdual micro HDMI portssingle HDMI port
Max resolution4K 60 Hz + 1080p or 2x 4K 30 Hz2560 x 1600
USB Ports2x USB 3.0 / 2x USB 2.04x USB 2.0
Wired NetworkingGigabit Ethernet330 Mbps Ethernet
Wireless802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
Charging PortUSB Type-Cmicro USB
Power Requirement3A, 5V2.5A, 5V
Size3.5 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)
Weight0.1 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.

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