Pi-Top adds 14-inch screen upgrade to its modular Raspberry Pi notebook
The Raspberry Pi single-board computers are very popular among the DIY community, and we’ve seen this versatile piece of hardware included in mini PCs, retro consoles, smart speakers and even notebooks. Speaking of notebooks, the UK-based company Pi-Top announced that it is updating its Raspberry PI notebook, turning it into a modular model.
The standard Raspberry Pi computer comes with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. This can be added to Pi-Top’s new case that includes features like:
• 14-inch 1080p display
• Videocore IV 3D GPU
• 8 GB SD card that comes preinstalled with the Polaris Pi-TopOS
• HDMI port
• Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1 + Ethernet port
• 4x USB 3.0 connectors
• Audio jack
• microSD card slot
The keyboard can slide down thanks to the modular rail system, and users can add optional modules, like a camera interface, a display interface, 40-pin GPIO connectors, a speaker, the PULSE and a PROTO board. The case also comes with a gesture control trackpad and a battery that should last for up to 6-8 hours.
The modular Pi-Top modular case is available for US$285 ($320 including the Raspberry Pi processor) and ships with an inventor’s kit that contains more than 20 DIY projects.