Want an easy-to-use computer that’s built directly into a keyboard? If so, then look no further than the Raspberry Pi 400. At $70 for just the computer or $100 landing you a ready-to-go kit, this computer packs a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72 processor, 4GB of RAM, 2 x micro HDMI ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, microSD expansion, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. A USB-C port is also available for power, while its GPIO (general-purpose input/output) header lets you attach various other devices.
The ready-to-go Personal Computer Kit comes with the Raspberry Pi 400, a USB mouse, USB-C power supply, an SD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed, a micro HDMI to HDMI cable, and the official Raspberry Pi Beginner’s Guide. The kit is available now in the US, UK and France, with Italy, Germany as well as Spain following next week.
- Includes Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Model B with 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU (4GB RAM)
- Includes 32GB Samsung EVO+ Micro SD Card (Class 10) Pre-loaded with NOOBS, USB MicroSD Card Reader
- CanaKit Premium High-Gloss Raspberry Pi 4 Case with Integrated Fan Mount, CanaKit Low Noise Bearing System Fan
- Get Gaming with this Raspberry Pi 4 Gaming Kit
- Great Retro Gaming look and feel--Includes 2 Classic USB SNES style Gamepads & Pi 4 Compatible NES style Case with ease of access to all Ports
- Highest Quality Components: Includes: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 4GB RAM--2 Vilros USB SNES style Game-pads --5Ft HDMI-MICRO HDMI Cabel--Vilros Raspberry 4 Compatible NES style Enclosure Case --32GB Class 10 Micro SD Card Preloaded with NOOBS --SD card Adapter --8GB Flash Drive --Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply with on/off switch--Set of Heatsinks --Vilros Quickstart Guide for Raspberry Pi 4--MAGPI Retro Gaming Quickstart Guide
But user friendliness is about more than performance: it can also be about form factor. In particular, having fewer objects on your desk makes for a simpler set-up experience. Classic home computers – BBC Micros, ZX Spectrums, Commodore Amigas, and the rest – integrated the motherboard directly into the keyboard. No separate system unit and case; no keyboard cable. Just a computer, a power supply, a monitor cable, and (sometimes) a mouse,” said the company in a press release.