Thursday, April 18, 2024

Raspberry Pi 400, a complete personal computer built into a keyboard

In the computer market, the Raspberry Pi foundation has stood out by offering mini – Ultra-accessible single-card PC, allowing hackers and developers to equip themselves with computer equipment at a lower cost. Thanks to these pocket computers, it is quite simply possible to create anything, as long as you understand your subject, of course.

Now, Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the start of sales of the Raspberry Pi 400, a powerful, easy-to-use computer built into a neat and portable keyboard. Just connect it to a monitor and start using it. The novelty offers practically all the computational resources existing in the other devices created by the foundation.

Raspberry Pi 400 incorporates a purpose-built board based on last year’s Raspberry Pi 4. Featuring the same powerful processor, Raspberry Pi 400 has specially designed thermals to keep your computer cool and silent while you’re hard at work. It is powered by a slightly faster quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72 processor.

It is equipped with 4 GB of RAM, a Gigabit Ethernet port, Bluetooth 5.0, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi modules. The board has two HDMI ports, each of which supports 4K image transmission at up to 60 hertz. On the connectivity side, users can rely on two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, two Micro-HDMI ports capable of distributing two streams in 4K 30 FPS, or a single stream in 40k 60 FPS.

Note that an Ethernet port is also included, as well as a 40-pin GPIO port. You should then specify that the operating system, in this case, Raspberry Pi OS, as well as your data, must be saved on an SD card or an external hard drive.

It comes in a 78-key or 79-key keyboard case, depending on the region. At the start of sales, computers are still sold with six keyboard layouts available in Spanish, French, German, and Italian variants, with more to come.

If you are interested in the Raspberry Pi 400, know that it is available in a complete kit. The kit is available as a standalone machine for $70 or in a bundle, including a mouse, power supply, microSD card, HDMI cable, and beginner’s guide for $100.