July 26, 2021

Raspberry Pi puts computer in keyboard – News

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new model with the Raspberry Pi 400. The entire computer is incorporated in the keyboard.

The Raspberry Pi mini computers are best known for their small size and low price, making them ideal for teaching children to code, or for all kinds of hobby projects that require a PC with limited computing power.

The specs of the Pi 400 largely match the Raspberry Pi launched last year 4: 4 GB RAM and a 1.8GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPU. That is slightly faster than the 1.5 GHz in the regular Raspberry Pi. There is wifi and bluetooth on board.

Raspberry Pi 400 © Raspberry Pi Foundation

At the back of the keyboard we find an Ethernet port, three USB-A ports (two of which are USB 3.0), USB-C for the power supply, a microSD card slot, a 40-pin GPIO Header for any peripherals and two micro HDMI connections for displays. If only one monitor is connected, the computer can also play 4K video.

at the back are all connections for power, the screen, the mouse or extra modules., Raspberry Pi Foundation
at the back are all connections for power, the screen, the mouse or extra modules. © Raspberry Pi Foundation

The keyboard is available in an English, Italian, German, Spanish and French (Azerty) layout. In time, the organization behind the minicomputer wants to add even more languages, such as Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese and Swedish.

Raspberry Pi 400, Raspberry Pi Foundation
Raspberry Pi 400 © Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi Foundation itself does not give a target price, but does point to local sellers. There, the device costs about 100-120 euros in Belgium, including microSD card, mouse power and display cable and manual. According to the foundation, it would also be possible to buy just the keyboard for $ 70, but that offer is not yet available in a local webshop.

The Raspberry Pi mini computers are best known for their small size and low price, making them ideal for teaching children to code, or for all kinds of hobby projects where a PC with limited computing power is sufficient. The specifications of the Pi 400 are largely similar to the previous ones. Raspberry Pi 4: 4 GB RAM and a 1.8GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 cpu. That is slightly faster than the 1.5 GHz in the regular Raspberry Pi. There is WiFi and Bluetooth on board. At the back of the keyboard we find an Ethernet port, three USB-A ports (two of which are USB 3.0), USB-C for the power supply, a microSD card slot, a 40-pin GPIO Header for any peripherals and two micro HDMI connections for screens. If only one monitor is connected, the computer can also play 4K video. The keyboard is available with an English, Italian, German, Spanish and French (Azerty) layout. In time, the organization behind the minicomputer wants to add even more languages ​​such as Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese and Swedish. The Raspberry Pi Foundation itself does not give a target price, but does point to local sellers. There, the device costs about 100-120 euros in Belgium, including microSD card, mouse power and display cable and manual. According to the foundation, it would also be possible to buy just the keyboard for $ 70, but that offer is not yet available in a local webshop.

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