Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 2 GB RAM receives permanent price drop to US$35
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has permanently reduced the cost of a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B SBC with 2 GB RAM from US$45 to US$35. The original Raspberry Pi board started shipping on February 29, 2012, so the company is celebrating its eighth birthday (or second if going by "leapling" birthdays) by offering fans a gift in the form of a price cut. The 2 GB RAM variant of the versatile Raspberry Pi 4 is now the same price as the 1 GB RAM model, which will still be made available regardless of the fact that customers can buy a product with twice the RAM for the same amount.
The Foundation explains in a news post that falling RAM prices have enabled the price reduction for the 2 GB RAM Raspberry Pi 4 Model B single-board computer that will no doubt be very attractive for tinkerers looking for a good deal in this particular space. Along with the 2 GB RAM, the Raspberry Pi 4 board also offers a Broadcom BCM2711 chip with four Cortex-A72 cores, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 ports, and 2x USB 2.0 ports. It even has a USB-C connector for charging.
The series of Raspberry Pi boards has been immensely successful since the original was launched in 2012, with over 30 million units sold up to December 2019. The differences between the original board and the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B are also sizable, with the current SBC enjoying processor performance that is 40 times faster than the original while also offering eight times the memory and 10 times the I/O bandwidth, according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The price cut to US$35 for the 2 GB RAM variant of the Raspberry Pi 4 is already in effect.