Raspberry Pi 4 Offers Pre-Orders

August 12, 2019 Laura Dolan

RS Components South Africa announced the Raspberry Pi 4 is now available for pre-order.

It is based on the impending Debian 10 Buster launching and offers a modern user interface and updated Chromium 74 web browser. It has also adopted the Mesa V3D graphics driver, which provides OpenGL-accelerated web browsing and is capable of operating 3D applications in a window.

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B accessories are also available, including a new case, a USB Type-C power supply, a microUSB to USB Type-C adapter, and micro HDMI cables with the following upgrades: Gigabit Ethernet, support for up to 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, as well as 4K60 hardware HEVC decode support.

Raspberry Pi 4 specifications include:

-Broadcom BCM2711, Quad core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.5GHz

-1GB, 2GB or 4GB LPDDR4-2400 SDRAM (depending on model)

-2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, BLE

-Gigabit Ethernet

-2 USB 3.0 ports; 2 USB 2.0 ports.

-Raspberry Pi standard 40 pin GPIO header (fully backwards compatible with previous boards)

-2 × micro-HDMI ports (up to 4kp60 supported)

-2-lane MIPI DSI display port

-2-lane MIPI CSI camera port

-4-pole stereo audio and composite video port

-H.265 (4kp60 decode), H264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)

-OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics

-Micro-SD card slot for loading operating system and data storage

-5V DC via USB-C connector (minimum 3A*)

-5V DC via GPIO header (minimum 3A*)

-Power over Ethernet (PoE) enabled (requires separate PoE HAT)

-Operating temperature: 0 – 50 degrees C ambient

“For the first time, we provide a PC-like level of performance for most users, while retaining the interfacing capabilities and hackability of the classic Raspberry Pi line. What’s changed with Raspberry Pi 4 is that, in addition to being a device for learning about computing, it’s also much more suitable than its predecessors for use as a general-purpose classroom computer,” said Raspberry Pi’s founder, Eben Upton.

To pre-order Raspberry Pi 4, visit: http://bit.ly/rssaRPI4.  

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