The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 400, a computer that’s integrated into a compact keyboard. The foundation says “it’s a faster, cooler 4GB Raspberry Pi 4”, which was announced in June of last year, and just like its predecessor, the new iteration uses an ARM processor.
The Raspberry Pi 400 is basically similar to the Raspberry Pi 4. But unlike the latter, which came with an optional keyboard, the latest computer is built into the keyboard itself. It allows you to have a basic PC by plugging it into a monitor using its micro HDMI to HDMI cable, inserting a microSD card, attaching a power cord, and connecting the mouse.
Under the hood, it’s powered by a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72 CPU. It also features Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Its micro-HDMI ports support an output of up to 4K / 60Hz, plus it has two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port. Power supply comes through a USB-C port.
The Raspberry Pi 400 is available to purchase starting today as a standalone computer for $70. It can also be had for $100 in a bundle, which comprises a mouse, power supply, microSD card, HDMI cable, and beginner’s guide. The compact computer can be purchased now in the U.S., UK, and France, with more units coming to Italy, Germany, and Spain soon. By the end of the year, it will arrive in India, Australia, and New Zealand. The foundation hopes for the new Raspberry Pi form factor to be more user-friendly.