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Meet the Raspberry Pi 400, a complete setup inside a tiny keyboard

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The folks at the Raspberry Pi Foundation have done it again, they've managed to launch a product I really don't need but absolutely want with the Raspberry Pi 400. It's a complete unit, built into an official Raspberry Pi keyboard and it looks seriously slick.

What they haven't done it just attach an RPi to a keyboard, they've fully integrated it. It runs faster and cooler than the comparable 4GB Raspberry Pi 4 and it's actually an entirely new board layout.

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Full Specifications:

  • Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (ARM v8) 64-bit SoC @ 1.8GHz
  • 4GB LPDDR4-3200
  • Dual-band (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 × USB 3.0 and 1 × USB 2.0 ports
  • Horizontal 40-pin GPIO header
  • 2 × micro HDMI ports (supports up to 4Kp60)
  • H.265 (4Kp60 decode); H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode); OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
  • MicroSD card slot for operating system and data storage
  • 78- or 79-key compact keyboard (depending on regional variant)
  • 5V DC via USB connector
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +50°C ambient
  • Maximum dimensions 286 mm × 122 mm × 23 mm

You'll be able to buy it as a full complete kit with the Raspberry Pi 400, an official mouse and power supply, an SD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed, a micro HDMI to HDMI cable and their official Raspberry Pi Beginner's Guide for $100 / £94 or just the Raspberry Pi 400 unit by itself for $70 / £67. Prices may vary between stores and resellers.

Could make for a wonderful fully-ready retro gaming device, or perhaps some streaming. Maybe something to think about picking up for the upcoming holiday season.

You can find out where to buy it and more info here on the official site.

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g000h 2 Nov, 2020
It's quite nice, but I'd rather use a wireless keyboard and mouse combination, and have the Pi 4 connected to a TV/monitor.

Also, on the subject of missed opportunities, I'm guessing it doesn't have a built-in battery, and I guess you need to run a software shutdown when you finish using it (i.e. You don't have a working power switch).
WJMazepas 2 Nov, 2020
Quoting: fenevadkanNice, it is like the new C64 :)
They could have got the 8GB verson (or even 16GB)
Quoting: emphyImo, the lack of space for an ssd (either sata or m.2, or even integrated like in the compute module) is a bit of a missed opportunity, especially for the advertised daily desktop use.

I think that this is the first variation and more aimed at schools or people just wanting to use a RPi4 for learning for cheap.

If this makes sucess and attract a lot of attention, they would have all reasons to invest in a Pro version with more memory and a SSD
g000h 4 Nov, 2020
I found this Teardown of the new Pi 400 Keyboard - Well worth watching if you're thinking about buying the device. Note that this 400 does not have a regular Pi 4 board inside:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpylxLhw98
14 6 Nov, 2020
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The Pi hype got me to tinker with mine more and research other board makers. I am going to try out a Pine H64.


Last edited by 14 on 6 November 2020 at 10:12 pm UTC
rafagars 6 Nov, 2020
Looks great. 8 GB would have been better, but still cool
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