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Raspberry Pi 400 Keyboard PC Review and Benchmarks vs Raspberry Pi 4

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Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard computer with Broadcom BCM2711C0 1.8 GHz processor has just launched, and we already published a teardown of the Raspberry Pi 400 hardware to check out the cooling solution and overall hardware design.

In this review, we’ll mostly focus on Raspberry Pi 400 and Raspberry Pi 4 differences, since both devices mostly rely on the same chips. After checking the different features, we’ll run Thomas Kaiser’s “SBC Bench” script to test thermal cooling and benchmark both RPi hardware platforms.

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Also: Raspberry Pi 400 Teardown – Heat spreader and motherboard

Raspberry Pi 400 with Ubuntu support

Raspberry Pi 400 Keyboard Computer Features 1.8 GHz BCM2711C0 Processor

Meet the Raspberry Pi 400, a complete setup inside a tiny..

  • Meet the Raspberry Pi 400, a complete setup inside a tiny keyboard

    The folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation have done it again, they've managed to launch a product I really don't need but absolutely want with the Raspberry Pi 400. It's a complete unit, built into an official Raspberry Pi keyboard and it looks seriously slick.

    What they haven't done it just attach an RPi to a keyboard, they've fully integrated it. It runs faster and cooler than the comparable 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 and it's actually an entirely new board layout.

The Coolest Little Linux PC: Meet The Raspberry Pi 400

  • The Coolest Little Linux PC: Meet The Raspberry Pi 400

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation might have struck gold with this one! The brand new Pi 400 is quite possibly the coolest and cutest little Linux PC of 2020.

  • Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi setup tutorial

    In the video below you can learn how to use Ubuntu Desktop on the Raspberry Pi 4 and take a closer look at the new features in Ubuntu 20.10. Running Ubuntu on your Raspberry Pi is easy. Just pick the OS image you want, flash it onto a microSD card, load it onto your Pi and away you go. Ubuntu for Pi supports the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4 mini PC systems.

    “A tiny machine with a giant impact. The Ubuntu community and Canonical are proud to enable desktop, server and production internet of things on the Raspberry Pi. In support of inventors, educators, entrepreneurs and eccentrics everywhere, we join the Raspberry Pi Foundation in striving to deliver the most open platform at the lowest price, powered by our communities.”

  • Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC: Complete specs and pricing - nixCraft

    The Raspberry Foundation released a brand new version of the Raspberry PI PC (personal computer), and it is directly built into a small-sized keyboard. The Raspberry Pi 4 model was released in June 2019, and the 8GiB version recently. Let us see Raspberry Pi 400 technical specification and other details. The post Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC: Complete specs and pricing appeared first on nixCraft.

  • Raspberry Pi 400 review: reinventing the microcomputer for 2020 | WIRED UK

    With a keyboard integrated into its chassis, the new Raspberry Pi 400 looks almost like an 80s micro. This really is a micro computer, a fully functional desktop PC small enough to put in your bag or tuck neatly into a desk drawer when you’re not working. And it costs less than £70 for the base system or around £95 for a kit that includes everything but a monitor.

    We were impressed by last year’s Raspberry Pi 4, which is still available. The company has recently consolidated the success of the most powerful Pi to date with its Compute Module 4 for server clusters and embedded systems, and now it’s bringing out this dedicated desktop PC, powered by a variant of the Pi 4.

  • Meet the Raspberry Pi 400, a $70 Linux PC Hiding Inside a Keyboard

    Raspberry Pi has dished up a new treat for its legion of fans, as well as anyone who’s looking for a capable, affordable Linux PC.

    The Raspberry Pi 400, newly announced today, is a full-fledged Pi-powered computer built inside a compact plastic keyboard. At its heart sits a faster, cooler version of the Raspberry Pi 4 that was launched last year. This is topped with enough ports, slots, and expansions to sate tech tinkerers appetites.

    But why an integrated keyboard? Who’s this device aimed at? And how much does it cost? For all those details keep reading.

The New Raspberry Pi 400 is Basically a Tiny Computer Inside

  • The New Raspberry Pi 400 is Basically a Tiny Computer Inside a Keyboard

    Raspberry Pi needs no introduction. What started as a low-spec computer for DIY enthusiasts, it can now be used as full-featured desktop.

    With the Raspberry Pi 400 release, they are making it more friendly for home computer usage. The Raspberry Pi 400 is basically a computer in the form of a keyboard.

    If you remember, Commodore 64 was also a computer in the form of a keyboard back in 1982. Even though it isn’t unique, for a successful product like Raspberry Pi, it is a sweet deal.

Raspberry Pi 400 AiO PC cranks it up to 1.8GHz

  • Raspberry Pi 400 AiO PC cranks it up to 1.8GHz

    RPi Trading has launched a $70 to $100 “Raspberry Pi 400” all-in-one keyboard PC with a RPi 4-like mainboard (minus a USB 2.0 and MIPI DSI/CSI) and improved thermals that enable a faster 1.8GHz SoC.

    Last year the Raspberry Pi 4 SBC shipped in an optional, $120 Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit configuration that supplies a 4GB Pi 4 in a case, power supply, and mouse/keyboard combo. Now, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Raspberry Pi Trading have delivered an equivalent product for $100 that skips the case and packs an RPi 4 like mainboard into the keyboard.

New Raspberry PI 400 board available!

  • New Raspberry PI 400 board available! - peppe8o

    I really like it because remembers to me my beloved Commodore 64!

    This will be sold both as complete kit (with a mouse, power supply, micro HDMI to HDMI cable, and SD card preloaded with Raspberry Pi OS) as well as standalone device.

    Raspberry Pi 400 incorporates a board based on Raspberry Pi 4, with some design addictional technical measures to improve thermals to keep this device cool and silent.

Video: Raspberry Pi 400

Raspberry Pi 400 released - A keyboard with a built-in Computer

  • Raspberry Pi 400 released - A keyboard with a built-in Computer

    The Raspberry Pi 400 is a compact keyboard with an ARM-based GB RAM computer built-in. Now that's different! All you need to do is plug it into your monitor, Insert an SD card with your OS of choice, power cable and a mouse and you're away!

    This Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer (SBC) is the basis for a basic desktop computer with which you can start programming, surf the web, and enjoy 4K media streaming.

Raspberry Pi 400 launched: A Commodore 64-inspired PC for $70

  • Raspberry Pi 400 launched: A Commodore 64-inspired PC for $70

    The Raspberry Pi line is an affordable way to jump headfirst into programmable computing. The single-board PCs are tweakers’ delights but are arguably a little too configurable for some. Now, the newly-launched Raspberry Pi 400 intends to address this.

Raspberry Pi 400 review—the under-$100 desktop PC

  • Raspberry Pi 400 review—the under-$100 desktop PC you didn’t know you needed

    Unboxed and plugged in, the Pi 400 is functional but not particularly lovely. On the plus side, the integrated keyboard means one fewer cable to deal with. Unfortunately, the remaining cables are unusually likely to snarl and look a bit feral. They are both stiffer and shorter than I'd prefer in an ideal world, making it difficult-to-impossible to end up with a setup that doesn't look like a rat's nest. The red cable for the mouse clashes pretty violently with the off-white cables for USB-C power and micro-HDMI out, which doesn't help any.

    That said, it's important to remember that the entire kit retails for $100. Within the limits of the Pi 400's very generous price, it's not really fair to complain too hard about a few aesthetic gaffes here and there! Consumers with a few extra dollars to spend might want to consider replacing the Pi 400's mouse with something a bit more functional, though... and a full-sized keyboard might not be a bad idea while you're at it.

    The integrated keyboard is functional but noticeably narrower than a standard keyboard. I'm not generally sensitive to variations in keyboard layout due to a long career involving Other People's Computers in large numbers, but I was plagued with constant mistyping problems the entire time I tested the Pi 400.

    It's also worth noting that, while the Pi 400 supports dual displays, it does so with micro-HDMI ports, not full-sized ones—and it ships with a single cable. You'll need an extra cable if you want to use your Pi 400 with dual displays—and since it ships with a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, not an adapter, things will get complicated if you want to use it with, e.g., portable LED displays that have off-sized ports themselves.

    Finally, there's no 3.5mm audio jack on the Pi—if you've got it hooked to a television or a monitor with speakers, it can deliver audio over HDMI; otherwise you'll need a supported USB audio device. I tested with an inexpensive USB gaming headset, which worked fine.

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    The idea, says the organisation's founder Eben Upton, is to mirror the simplicity of those 1980s devices.

  • Raspberry Pi 400: A Full-Blown Computer For $86

    The low-power Raspberry Pi units have thus far largely been designed for programming and robotics hobbyists. However, the Raspberry Pi 4 that powers the 400 is not short of processing grunt. With a quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi and 4K video capability, it’s capable of running the full Ubuntu 20.04 desktop.

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation isn’t straying from its tinkering roots, though. The GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi 4 inside the Raspberry Pi 400 remain accessible, allowing users to connect the various components and accessories that are available for Raspberry Pi boards.

  • The Raspberry Pi 400 is a compact keyboard with a built-in computer

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 400, a compact keyboard with an ARM-based computer built in. Just plug it into a TV or monitor using one of its two micro HDMI ports, insert a microSD card, attach a power cord and mouse, and you’ve got yourself a basic computer for day-to-day tasks, coding, or media playback. It’s available starting today 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.

  • The Raspberry Pi 400 is a brand new $70 desktop PC you can buy right now

    UK, US, and French Raspberry Pi 400 kits and computers are available to buy right now. Italian, German, and Spanish units are expected to be available from next week, with other markets, including India, Australia, and New Zealand, seeing stock by the end of the year.

  • The Raspberry Pi 400 - Teardown and Review

    This blog post will run through a full teardown and review of the Pi 400 and the rest of the official Kit you can purchase from the Raspberry Pi website for $100. (You can also buy the Pi 400 on its own for $70).

  • Raspberry Pi 400 Review: Faster CPU, New Layout, Better Thermals

    iThe Raspberry Pi 400 brings that aesthetic back and it works rather well. The compact keyboard measures just over 11 x 4.6 x 0.7 inches (283 x 120 x 20 mm) and it is fairly comfortable to type on. we won’t be writing our next thesis with this keyboard, but it is more than capable for its intended purpose.

    At the rear of the Raspberry Pi 400 are all of the ports, the largest of which is a 40-pin header for the GPIO. Moving along, we find a microSD card slot (see best Raspberry Pi microSD cards), two micro HDMI ports offering 4K output, two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port with a Gigabit Ethernet port rounding off the port selection.

The likely original

Raspberry Pi 400 | Blathering

  • Raspberry Pi 400 | Blathering

    The kit looks like the way to go. It has a retail of $100 (though I can’t find anyone selling it at this time) which comes with an official power supply, mouse, HDMI cable and perhaps, most importantly, a beautiful manual that is loaded with pages of all kinds of informative educational excitement. This is essentially an educational tool that comes with a real manual like the days of old. For me, the manual is key. Thumbing through the pages documentation, running my fingers down the inner spine of the book encourage it to stay open and explore all that it has to offer. There is something about that smell of a freshly bound book that makes an experience real and memorable (I realize, I am dreaming here).

    The build quality looks more than adequate. I would absolutely gauge my expectations around the $100 mark and wouldn’t try to compare this with a modern Dell Latitude in fit, function and performance. That would be completely ridiculous. Based on other reviews, they keyboard looks to be just 5% from perfect which is more than adequate for me and especially more than adequate as an educational tool.

    All the connections are on the back, like in good all-in-one Commodore 64 fashion and is nicely shrouded to protect against accidental shorting of pins or parts on the board. It doesn’t protect against everything but would protect against most accidental clumsiness.

    Perhaps most important of all, this is spearhead into he inspiration of future generations to develop and create solutions. It is that first computer you can feel good about giving a child that he or she can take the time to learn and create. This is the beginning of something that is far better than having them plunk away on a phone or tablet being entertained like mindless automatons. This can be used to just just consume but to create and give to the world in which we live.

Raspberry Pi 400 Is a Complete Desktop PC in a Keyboard

  • Raspberry Pi 400 Is a Complete Desktop PC in a Keyboard

    Last year the Raspberry Pi, around 40 times as powerful as the original Pi, joined the line. The goal is for it to lead to use that emulates a legacy PC.

    With the global health crisis and people finding themselves stuck at home for school and/or work, there has been an uptick in use for the Raspberry 4 this year.

    Now that computers are being pushed back into the home, there may not be as much room for them, leading to a need for something that takes up less real estate. Tablets may do all this for you, but certain education curriculum and work situations need more than a tablet.

Designing Raspberry Pi 400

Raspberry Pi 400 is a PC-in-a-keyboard for $70 and up

  • Raspberry Pi 400 is a PC-in-a-keyboard for $70 and up

    Raspberry Pi has been selling tiny, inexpensive computers and accessories since 2012. But while Raspberry Pi hardware has become popular with enthusiasts and home users, the organization’s single-board computers were originally targeted at students, educators, and makers.

    The new Raspberry Pi 400 is something different: a full-fledged computer stuffed inside a keyboard. It’s basically a modern take on the Commodore 64 and similar personal computers from decades past.

    A key difference? The Raspberry Pi 400 is incredibly affordable, with prices starting at just $70.

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  • Ubuntu Groovy Gorilla on Raspberry Pi

    On the 22nd of October, the 20.10 release was launched, an Ubuntu Desktop image optimised for the Raspberry Pi. It brings together Ubuntu and Raspberry Pi for educators, inventors and entrepreneurs, bringing the world’s most open platform to the world’s most accessible hardware.

Raspberry Pi 400 Released

  • Raspberry Pi 400 Released

    Raspberry Pi has released the Raspberry Pi 400, which Eben Upton calls “a faster, cooler 4GB Raspberry Pi 4, integrated into a compact keyboard.”

    In the announcement, Upton explains the origins of the new form factor, saying, “Raspberry Pi has always been a PC company. Inspired by the home computers of the 1980s, our mission is to put affordable, high-performance, programmable computers into the hands of people all over the world. And inspired by these classic PCs, here is Raspberry Pi 400: a complete personal computer, built into a compact keyboard.”

    The Raspberry Pi 400 is priced at US $70 for the computer or US $100 for the Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit, which, Upton says, offers the “best possible out-of-box experience: a complete PC which plugs into your TV or monitor.”

Unboxing The Raspberry Pi 400 Kit + YOUR Questions Answered!

Raspberry Pi 400 - a complete personal computer

Raspberry Pi 400: Great $70 holiday gift

  • Raspberry Pi 400: Great $70 holiday gift for budding computing hobbyists

    Raspberry Pi has been producing compact computers for a while now and is a favourite among the tech industry. What makes their products so popular is the low-cost and versatility of its platform. Now, the company is making a big splash by introducing their first take on a plug-and-play desktop PC – the 400. Unlike its previous offerings, which came in a basic printed circuit board (PCB) format, everything is packed inside a two-tone (white/raspberry red) keyboard.

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The Raspberry Pi 400 - A full computer in a keyboard!

  • The Raspberry Pi 400 - A full computer in a keyboard!

    The Raspberry Pi 400 has arrived in the studio, and in this video I'll give it a review. I'll show an unboxing of the Personal Computer Kit from Canakit, which is a great way to get started on the Pi 400. Then I'll show off the hardware, as well as the out-of-box experience.

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