[Wolves] Raspberry Pi 4

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 19:09:55 UTC 2019

On 24/06/2019 14:57, Stephen Parkes via Wolves wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jun 2019 at 14:52, Adam Sweet via Wolves <
> wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
>> For those that haven't heard yet, the Raspberry Pi 4 was announced today:
>> https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-4-model-b/
>> Highlights include:
>> * 64 bit quad core 1.5 GHz ARM CPU
>> * Performance comparable to entry level x86 PCs
>> * 1, 2 or 4GM RAM, for £35, £45 or £55
>> * Dual 4k HDMI outs
>> * Full bandwidth 1Gb ethernet
>> * 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz b/g/n/ac wireless
>> * Bluetooth 5.0
>> * PoE
>> * Requires 2.5A USB C power supply
>> I'd really like to give one a whirl to see how it performs but I don't
>> really have a use case for one that isn't currently met by my existing
>> ones :/
>> Ad
> I may try and make a laptop out of one to see how that goes.

Yeah I'd have a temptation for something like that, I'd be interested to
hear how it goes. I'd consider a Pinebook or a Pinebook Pro for a
pre-built ARM laptop, but that takes out half the fun.



> The obvious use case I have for one is a mini arcade cab since I have
> pretty much everything else that it requires waiting to go but the other
> half will spot that taking shape :)
> She has already pointed out that if I buy one it will end up with all the
> others and the unfinished projects they are paired with.

Yeah, I got to the end of Jan, waist deep in temperature, humidity,
moisture and light sensors, got busy and they've been waiting for me
ever since :(


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