As a long time fan of the Raspberry Pi platform I recently decided to replace an aging original Pi for a project I have in mind. So imagine my delight when I spotted the Pi 400 – its a Pi in a keyboard !! Whoever thought of that – pat yourself on the back. Immediately I was transported back to the moment I first handled a home computer and thought – “What can’t we do with this?”. The sheer freedom to code that those devices brought is re-imagined in this mini pc and I think it will be one of the most popular tech presents this year.
So what do you get then
The Raspberry Pi 400 is powered by a USB-C connector and comes with various inputs and outputs such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 as well as 2 x micro HDMI ports for use with any display. It is also equipped with 2.4GHz and 5.0 GHz wireless LAN for those on the move. Featuring a quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, wireless networking, dual-display output, and 4K video playback, as well as a 40-pin GPIO header – all built into a neat and portable keyboard.
The popularity of the device is already obvious – three of the suppliers I found were already out of stock but if you follow that link – some suppliers can take pre-orders for fulfilment when supplies are available. I’m looking forward to getting to grips with the new Pi – especially in this new convenient form factor ! If you want to know more about the Pi 400 and the organisation behind Raspberry PI – go here