"The fall in RAM prices over the last year has allowed us to cut the price of the 2GB variant of Raspberry Pi 4 to $35," Upton posted. "Effective immediately, you will be able to buy a no-compromises desktop PC for the same price as Raspberry Pi 1 in 2012."
Commercial and industrial customers can still purchase a 1GB Raspberry Pi 4 for the list price. But the Raspberry Pi team expects "most users to opt for the larger-memory variant," Upton noted. The price of the 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 remains unchanged.
Raspberry Pi 4 EssentialsElektor first reviewed the Raspberry Pi 4 in June 2019. The model offers exciting increases in processor speed, memory, multimedia performance, and connectivity compared to the Raspberry Pi 3 B+, while retaining backwards compatibility and similar power consumption. Key features include:
- A high-performance, 64-bit quad-core processor
- Dual-display support at resolutions up to 4K via a pair of micro-HDMI ports
- Hardware video decode at up to 4Kp60
- Up to 4GB of RAM
- Dual-band 2.4/5.0 GHz wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Gigabit Ethernet
- USB 3.0
- PoE capability (via a separate PoE HAT add-on)
The dual-band wireless LAN and Bluetooth have modular compliance certification. This means you can design the board into end products with significantly reduced compliance testing, improving both cost and time to market.
Order a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 and AccessoriesElektor currently offers the 2GB Raspberry Pi 4, as well as the other models and handy accessories. Visit our Raspberry Pi page to browse our wide variety of products, including:
- Main boards
- RPi kits
- RPi robots
- Power supplies
- RPi-related books
- RPi accessories
Good luck with your future Raspberry Pi projects!