You can have your Pi and eat it too!
The Raspberry Pi series of single-board computers has long since been the gold standard for cheap computing, but has always required a boatload of accessories to make it truly functional. This is no longer the case, thanks to the introduction of the Raspberry Pi 400!
Unlike previous iterations of the Raspberry Pi, the 400 is unique in that it is an all-in-one package, with an integrated keyboard. The basic model (keyboard and Pi only) costs $70, but to enjoy the full experience, the $100 package is recommended. Included with the $100 “Personal Computer kit” is everything you would need to get started (according to Raspberry Pi’s official blog):
- A Raspberry Pi 400 computer
- Our official USB mouse
- Our official USB-C power supply
- An SD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed
- A micro HDMI to HDMI cable
- The official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide
The Pi 400 comes preloaded with Pi OS, a Linux variant, but can run a wide variety of other operating systems, including Windows (sort of). Will this replace your current desktop PC?
It would, however, make a great kid’s computer, or just a spare one to tinker around with. With 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, and an expansion port built in, there are countless possibilities at play here.