Happy Birthday, Raspberry Pi! Celebrate with double a RAM on a house

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Is there a some-more rational organization in tech than a Raspberry Pi Foundation? The folks that have been warming cockles in this asocial aged tech universe have finished it again today, by doubling a RAM of a bottom Raspberry Pi 4 model.

The non-profit is now charity a latest chronicle of a motherboard for $35/£34, with 2GB of RAM instead of a customary 1GB.

A permanent cost cut was announced to commemorate a group’s eighth birthday and represents a $10 saving. It’s a same cost as a initial RPi, expelled in 2012, though world’s detached in terms of a tech on offer.

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It’s roughly forty times some-more absolute than a original, that was simply designed to get some-more kids concerned in coding. The makers reckon that, for a initial time, there are no compromises for a normal PC user.

The Raspberry Pi foundation’s owner Eben Upton explains on a firm’s central blog: “Many of we set your alarms and got adult early on a morning of 29 Feb 2012, to sequence your Raspberry Pi from a newly minted licensee partners, RS Components and Premier Farnell.

“In a years since, we’ve sole over 30 million Raspberry Pi computers; we’ve seen a products used in an implausible operation of applications all over a universe (and spasmodic off it); and we’ve found a possess place in a village of makers, hobbyists, engineers and educators who are changing a world, one project, or one student, during a time.”

If you’re comparing this with a ever-rising costs of smartphones, that manufacturers find to clear by articulate adult a softened tech, here’s some food for thought. Compared to a strange Raspberry Pi, here’s what a fourth iteration offers:

  • 40× a CPU performance
  • 8× a memory
  • 10× a I/O bandwidth
  • 4× a series of pixels on screen
  • Two screens instead of one
  • Dual-band wireless networking

Does someone wish to explain to use because a prices of smartphones have surged past £1,000 in a final few years then? Insert Willy Wonka meme here.

You can obstacle yourself an RPi 4 during a Pi Hut. Enjoy yourselves.

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