The UK based Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the availability of the latest advancement in the Raspberry Pi single board computer series. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B offers:
- 1.5 GHz quad-core 64 bit Arm Cortex-A72 CPU
- Up to 4 GB RAM
- Full throughput gigabit ethernet speed
- Dual band wireless networking
- 4k video decode in hardware
For the first time, the amount of memory is an option selected at time of purchase.
While some may view this upgrade as incrememental, those with larger memory or dual monitor needs will see this as a transformative improvement. A new release of the Raspian operating system based upon Debian Buster will support the RPi 4 B+ and its new features.
A complete desktop kit is also being offered. Can the Raspberry Pi replace your desktop PC? Perhaps.