Raspberry PI 4 Guide: Specifications and Useful Information for Beginners from Kyle Smith's blog

Raspberry PI 4 is the newest iteration of the ever popular mini computer.

With an upgraded CPU and GPU this model should be easily as powerful as a laptop from as little as 5 years ago! This means that RPI will finally be able to handle higher end work, which should open up many new doors for its use in things like home automation and other projects requiring more processing power.

Raspberry Pi runs on a modified version of Fedora Linux (the Red Hacker Operating System). It runs very smoothly and has fantastic support and documentation online. The main drawback with this is that most people are not currently familiar with it so there are few tutorials online beyond very simple ones, however Raspbian Stretch Lite is now available for download.

The Raspberry Pi 4 comes in two models, a 2GB and 4GB. There is also a choice of colors now for the casing, black or white. It has an HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack port, two Micro USB ports (one for data and one for power), Ethernet port, and a 40-pin GPIO header. The 2GB model sells for US$35, while the 4GB model is US$45.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK registered charity that designs and manufactures low-cost single board computers (SBCs) primarily aimed at helping children learn to program in languages like Scratch and Python as well as being used in many other creative ways by adults.

There are currently 4 models of Raspberry Pi available. The latest is called the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, with a 2GB or a 4GB memory and a choice of black or white casing. There is an HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack port, two Micro USB ports (one for data and one for power), Ethernet port, and a 40-pin GPIO header on board. It runs on a modified version of Fedora Linux that comes in Raspbian Stretch Lite which can be downloaded from raspberrypi.org/downloads/. Users can also opt to download NOOBS, or New Out Of Box Software which has all the operating system options on it so you don't have to hunt trying to find what you need.

Raspberry Pi 4 is the newest iteration on this popular mini computer. With an upgraded CPU and GPU, it should be on par with a laptop from about 5 years ago. This means that Raspberry Pi will finally be able to handle more resource intensive projects, which should open up new doors for its use in home automation and other great ideas.


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