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Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with an 8 GB option

The Raspberry Pi 4 gets a boost with a new 8 GB model. (Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation).
The Raspberry Pi 4 gets a boost with a new 8 GB model. (Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation).
Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the immediate availability of a new 8 GB variant of its popular Raspberry Pi 4 SBC. The new board will be its most expensive yet at US$75, but it will help to extend the usefulness and usability of the board in a wide range of applications.
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The Raspberry Pi is riding the crest of a popularity wave right now on the back of the COVID-19 crisis. Part of its new-found popularity is because it has found a new audience looking for a cheap home desktop computer solution. However, even though the Raspberry Pi 4 is the most powerful SBC released by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it has been limited to either just 2 GB or 4 GB RAM configurations.

I’ve been playing with a Pi 4 myself recently and can attest to its incredible versatility and usefulness, however, the 4 GB RAM ceiling does put a little damper on its performance as a desktop replacement running Raspbian. Although functional, multitasking or running multiple browser tabs can find it reaching a bottleneck pretty quickly. The new 8 GB variant of the Raspberry Pi freshly announced and already available for purchase is the solution to these problems.

Not only will users be able to make the ARM-based Raspberry Pi 4 a more than adequate little desktop computer, but it will be able to power even more ambitious DIY projects. The new 8 GB model is also the most expensive Pi to date, but even at US$75 it still offers plenty of 'bang for your buck'. If that is a little out of your reach, the 4 GB model is still serviceable as quick fix desktop for US$55 while the 2 GB variant will set you back just US$35.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1226 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-05-28 (Update: 2020-05-29)