The long-rumoured 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 is now officially available for just $75


8GB Raspberry Pi 4 is now officially available to buy priced at just $75(Rs. 5,700 approx)

Raspberry Pi adds a new member to its family that supports 8GB of RAM in the latest model Pi 4. The Raspberry Pi 4 was launched last year with a great success rate and now adds up an 8GB variant model. The Buyers can now select three variants of the Pi 4 that are 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB that are priced at $35(Rs 2,700 approx), $55(Rs 4,200 approx), and $75(Rs 5,700 approx) respectively.

What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and in developing countries. The original model became far more popular than anticipated, selling outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It now is widely used even in research projects, such as for weather monitoring because of its low cost and portability. It does not include peripherals (such as keyboards and mice) or cases. However, some accessories have been included in several official and unofficial bundles.

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The real barrier to our offering a larger-memory variant was the lack of an 8GB LPDDR4 package. These didn’t exist (at least in a form that we could address) in 2019, but happily, our partners at Micron stepped up earlier this year with a suitable part. If you’re a power user, intending to compile and link large pieces of software or run heavy server workloads, or you simply want to be able to have even more browser tabs open at once, this is definitely the Raspberry Pi for you.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading and co-founder of The Raspberry Pi Foundation

The BCM2711 chip that we use on Raspberry Pi 4 can address up to 16GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM. The 64-bit image is for power users who want to map all 8GB into the address space of a single process. It’s currently in beta and misses several key features, but once ready it will provide a 64-bit alternative to 64-bit versions of Ubuntu and Gentoo.

Along with the 8GB Raspberry Pi 4, the company also launched the latest OS update that will be known as Raspberry Pi OS (the new name for Raspbian). You can check the latest update of the os in the below video:

How to get the latest OS?

The new image is available for download from the official download page: Latest Update.

To update an existing image, use the usual terminal command:

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade

To just install the bookshelf app:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install rp-bookshelf

To just install the magnifier, either find it under Universal Access in Recommended Software or:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install mage

You’ll need to add the magnifier plugin to the taskbar after installing the program itself. Once you’ve installed the program and rebooted, right-click the taskbar and choose Add/Remove Panel Items; click Add, and select the Magnifier option.

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