The Raspberry Foundation released a brand new version of the Raspberry PI PC (personal computer), and it is directly built into a small-sized keyboard. The Raspberry Pi 4 model was released in June 2019, and the 8GiB version recently. Let us see Raspberry Pi 400 technical specification and other details.
From the blog post:
Raspberry Pi has always been a PC company. Inspired by the home computers of the 1980s, our mission is to put affordable, high-performance, programmable computers into the hands of people all over the world. And inspired by these classic PCs, here is Raspberry Pi 400: a complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard.
The Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC hardware specs
The Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC kit contains:
- A Raspberry Pi 400 computer (CPU and RAM details below)
- USB mouse and USB-C power supply
- An SD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed
- A micro HDMI to HDMI cable
- The official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide
- CPU – Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.8GHz
- RAM – 4GB LPDDR4-3200
- WiFi – Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
- Bluetooth – 5.0 BLE
- ETH0 – Gigabit Ethernet
- Storage – SD 2 (MicroSD card slot for operating system and data storage) × USB 3.0 and 1 × USB 2.0 ports
- GPIO – Horizontal 40-pin header
- Display – 2 × micro HDMI ports (supports up to 4Kp60)
- GPU – H.265 (4Kp60 decode); H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode); OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
- Keyboard – 78- or 79-key compact keyboard (depending on regional variant)
- Power – 5V DC via USB connector
- Operating temperature – 0°C to +50°C ambient
- Max dimensions – 286 mm × 122 mm × 23 mm
The Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC pricing
It is priced at just USD 70 for the computer on its own, or USD 100 for a ready-to-go complete kit. You can order it online.
If you ever loved the Commodore 64, you are going to love this one. A product like this reminds us of the computers of the early 80s. Both kids and adults will love it, and you can use it as a low-cost PC or learn programming and other topics. I always used RPi as a low-cost Linux server running git and other stuff at home, but this is very cool. What do you think? Would you buy it for your kids?