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Raspberry Pi 400: a faster Pi 4 within a keyboard starting from US$70

Raspberry Pi 400 — a complete PC within a keyboard. (Image Source: Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi 400 — a complete PC within a keyboard. (Image Source: Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the launch of the Pi 400 — a complete PC within a keyboard aimed at getting users up and running without much hassle. The Raspberry Pi 400 is much similar to the Pi 4 in terms of specs but comes with a slightly faster CPU. The Pi 400 is available as a standalone keyboard-PC for US$70 or as a PC desktop kit with all accessories for US$100.

The Raspberry Pi is a popular modular computer among DIYers, programmers, tinkerers, and even among those who just need some basic PC functionality. Now, more than eight years after the original Pi had launched, Raspberry is offering the Pi 400 — a full fledged PC built into a 78-key keyboard starting at US$70.

Raspberry's earlier launch was the Pi 4 last June, which was just a PCB to which peripherals and displays would be connected to. With people increasingly using the Pi for homework and studies, Raspberry has come up with a more intuitive solution for less-technical users that bundles the Pi into a keyboard. Users just need to connect their displays and peripherals to the ports directly on the keyboard and are good to go.

The Pi 400 is essentially a faster Pi 4 with the same Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 SoC albeit clocked slightly higher at 1.8 GHz. It comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4-3200 RAM, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and the usual assortment of USB, HDMI, and GPIO connectivity. There's a microSD card slot as well. The Pi 400 supports OpenGL 3.0 graphics, H.265 4K60 decode, and H.264 1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode.

The Raspberry Pi 400 starts from US$70. For this price, you get the keyboard-PC without any accessories or peripherals. You also have the option of buying a full-fledged Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit for US$100. The Pi 400 PC kit includes, apart from the Pi 400 computer, Raspberry's official USB-C mouse, official USB-C power supply, an SD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed, a micro HDMI to HDMI cable, and the official Raspberry Pi Beginner's Guide.

The Raspberry Pi 400 can be ordered right now from participating resellers, a list of which can be selected here. Raspberry has confirmed that the Pi 400 will be in production until at least January 2026. The Raspberry Pi Desktop Kits will also continue to be available for those who need more configuration choices.

Raspberry Pi 400 - Ports. (Image Source: Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi 400 - Ports. (Image Source: Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi 400 - Specifications. (Source: Raspberry Pi)
Raspberry Pi 400 - Specifications. (Source: Raspberry Pi)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-11- 3 (Update: 2020-11- 3)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.