Raspberry Pi 1 Model B was introduced to the world almost exactly 8 years ago on February 29, 2012, and to celebrate the Raspberry Pi Foundation decided to permanently lower the price of Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB RAM to $35.
This was made possible due to falling RAM prices. The 1GB RAM version will still be sold for $35 to industrial and commercial customers due to long term support commitments. Sadly, the 4GB RAM version remains at $55, so no discount for this version for now.
Due to inflation, Raspberry Pi 4B 2G is even cheaper than the first Raspberry Pi 1 since $35 in 2012 is roughly equivalent to $40 now. But more importantly, 8 years make a huge difference in terms of performance and features. The Raspberry Pi Foundation explains the new board is now 40 times faster, has eight times more memory (the very first batch had 256MB RAM), 10 times the I/O bandwidth (Gigabit Ethernet), four times the resolution (4K vs FullHD), support for dual-screen setup, and dual-band wireless networking.
Many resellers haven’t updated the price just yet, but Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB RAM will be shortly available for $35 plus taxes and shipping on Adafruit, Pimoroni UK, OKDO Germany, and other resellers. If you prefer purchasing from China, Seeed Studio has already updated their price to $35.
Via RPi Blog
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