Today, the Raspberry Pi 4 was announced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and once again, it starts at just $35. It’s a significant upgrade from its predecessor. The Raspberry Pi 3 included a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 chipset, while the new model uses a Broadcom BCM2711, a 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor.
Raspberry Pi 4 continues the device’s tradition of being one of the most versatile and cost-effective computing devices. It can be used for anything from DIY IoT applications to performing as a full desktop computer. It has two micro-HDMI ports, both of which can support a 4K display running at 60fps, or two 4K displays running at 30fps. There’s a gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports.
“The vision behind Raspberry Pi 4 is to make a rich multimedia PC experience accessible to everyone,” Raspberry Pi Co-Founder Eben Upton said. “By offering a ‘just right’ level of performance for most users, we’ve been able to do this at roughly a tenth the cost of a traditional desktop PC.”
The $35 base model comes with 1GB RAM, but it’s also available in 2GB and 4GB configurations. The pricing on the additional models is only shown in GBP, so for 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB, it will cost £33, £43, and £53. There’s also a kit available that’s meant to provide everything you need to replace your computer, including a mouse, a keyboard, an SD card, a power supply, cables, and a case for the board. The desktop kit will cost £105.
The product itself comes with only the board, and you can also purchase SD cards pre-loaded with software. The Raspberry Pi 4 also comes pre-loaded with various open source programming langues like Scratch, Python, and C++.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is available now starting at $35, and will remain in production until at least January 2026.