Pi-Top [4] mini-PC runs the New Raspberry Pi 4

The features and design have changed, but the reliability and the advanced processing capability are all the well-known new Raspberry Pi 4, housed in the new Pi-Top [4]. The popular platform has come out with a portable design with expanded connectivity, scalability, and increased processing capabilities. It boasts an OLED display in a mini-PC form-factor that the company has announced will go on sale on Kickstarter.

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The SBC industry is seeing a general increase in features and processing ability. Added device connectivity, especially in multimedia capability. The Pi-Top [4] is no exception. The laptop version of Pi-Top is still a viable computer with many features for an SBC footprint. The new Pi-Top [4] mini-PC has expanded RAM, increased ports, and comes with an inventor’s kit.

The Pi-Top [4] comes with a roster of accessories that include; sensors, LED’s, and potentiometers to get those just beginning their journey on the path of invention, off the ground. There is a foundation plate included that attaches to the bottom of the mini-PC and allows the Pi-Top [4] to connect to those accessories.

Included with the standard model

  • 16GB microSD Card
  • Pi-topOS
  • Power Supply
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Hex Key
  • One Year Warranty

The Pi-Top [4] comes with an array of upgraded specifications; the unit is based on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, that is part of an SBC running a Broadcom BCM2711 SoC that carries a 4-core Cortex-A72 that clocks at 1.5 GHz. A significant speed increase over earlier RPi’s. There are four USB ports; two are USB 3.0, while the micro-USB on the earlier models is now a USB Type-C.  The mini-PC comes with 4GB RAM, standard.

The company is letting it be known, that with the increase in processing speed, and expanded features, the Pi-Top [4] can easily attach to a keyboard, mouse, a display and even another computer. There are four fully programmable buttons on either side. The Pi-topOS includes such features as a dedicated social platform, named “Further”, where users can share designs, and projects as well as code and other data or information.

The Pi-Top [4] has no release date yet or a price, but the company has announced that when it does come to market, it will be offered on Kickstarter. More details may be found on the product page.

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tkaiser
tkaiser
2 years ago

That’s my RPi 4 idling around without an enclosure at an ambient temperature of 27°C: [email protected]:/home/pi# sbc-bench.sh -m Time fake/real load %cpu %sys %usr %nice %io %irq Temp VCore 09:28:12: 1500/1500MHz 0.03 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 65.7°C 0.8455V 09:28:17: 600/ 600MHz 0.11 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 64.8°C 0.8455V 09:28:22: 600/ 600MHz 0.10 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 64.3°C 0.8455V 09:28:27: 600/ 600MHz 0.09 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 63.8°C 0.8455V 09:28:32: 600/ 600MHz 0.08 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 64.3°C 0.8455V 09:28:37: 600/ 600MHz 0.08 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 63.8°C 0.8455V… Read more »

2 years ago

Yeah. There had better be a fan and a good metal heatsink. I have an Argon One case and it stays nice and cool and never throttles. It has settable fan speeds for I think four temperatures. I can run cpuburn on all cores. I’m not a fan of fans, but if you want the small form factor, it’s going to be needed. I love my Pi-Top CEED desktops. The Pi 4 will just drop in since there is not a shield/panel for the USB and Ethernet and the layout change won’t matter. Same for the original Pi-Top laptop. The… Read more »

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