Raspberry Pi 400: A Cute and Compact Keyboard PC That Only Costs $70

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What would you get if you stuffed a Raspberry Pi 4 into a typing device?

The Raspberry Pi Foundation provided an answer to that today with its latest release, the Raspberry Pi 400, which packs the impressive power of a Raspberry Pi 4 into a compact, white keyboard.

According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the Raspberry Pi 400 is powerful enough to function as a day-to-day system for basic tasks (e.g., surfing the web, editing documents) and is virtually “indistinguishable” from legacy PCs for most users.

What’s really neat is that the keyboard only costs $70, but users who want a more fleshed-out package can opt for the Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit, which includes other goodies such as an official USB mouse, USB-C power supply, and SD card with the Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed for $99.

Raspberry Pi 400 Specifications

  • Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.8GHz
  • 4GB LPDDR4-3200
  • Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 × USB 3.0 and 1 × USB 2.0 ports
  • Horizontal 40-pin GPIO header
  • 2 × micro HDMI ports (supports up to 4Kp60)
  • H.265 (4Kp60 decode); H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode); OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
  • MicroSD card slot for operating system and data storage
  • 78- or 79-key compact keyboard (depending on regional variant)
  • 5V DC via USB connector
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +50°C ambient
  • Maximum dimensions 286 mm × 122 mm × 23 mm

The Raspberry Pi 400 and Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit are available to buy now from select retailers, such as Micro Center. Purchase links can be accessed from raspberrypi.org’s product page.

Tsing Mui
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