The Raspberry Pi line Linux computers are serving the nerds and geeks just perfectly. The price of this computer is small, which makes it very affordable, and its an excellent device for doing projects as well as other tinkerings.
The Raspberry Pi line Linux computers is also a suitable media device, which makes it great for watching videos as well as playing classic video games.
However, the latest Raspberry version, the Pi 4, got un upgrade that can finally serve as a real desktop PC. The great thing about installing a Linux distribution is that now you can acquire the 2GB version for $35 instead of 1GB version of RAM for the same price.
More details on the latest Raspberry Pi 4 upgrade
“The fall in RAM prices over the last year has allowed us to cut the price of the 2GB variant of Raspberry Pi 4 to $35. Effective immediately, you will be able to buy a no-compromises desktop PC for the same price as Raspberry Pi 1 in 2012. And of course, thanks to inflation, $35 in 2012 is equivalent to nearly $40 today. So effectively you’re getting all these improvements and a $5 price cut,” explains Eben Upton, Chief Executive, Raspberry Pi Trading.
Adding that “In line with our commitment to long-term support, the 1GB product will remain available to industrial and commercial customers, at a list price of $35. As there is no price advantage over the 2GB product, we expect most users to opt for the larger-memory variant.”
The company’s move to sell the 1GB of RAM for the same price as the 2GB version seems entirely wrong from my point of view. I mean, who would go for the 1GB when you can buy the 2GB version for the same price?
It doesn’t make too much sense to us, but maybe the company is trying to sell its remaining 1GB models. There is also a 4GB version of RAM at the cost of $55. The Raspberry Pi 4 model is now compatible with all USB-C chargers and power adapters.