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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That’s my RPi 4 idling around without an enclosure at an ambient temperature of 27°C:

Good luck cramping something like this in a tiny enclosure! 🙂

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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 Pi-Top 2 will need some razor-knife work to handle the layout change. While the laptops seem too expensive, the desktops are really neat little computers with minimal footprint. I trust the Pi-Top folks to have done reasonable engineering. They do not offer much support of anything ever, though. They have replaced laptop batteries for people who had problems.