New Raspberry Pi 4 8GB version released today! Plus new 64-bit operating system

Photo from OKdo

Exciting news from Raspberry Pi this morning.

There is now an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4. This is a doubling of the max memory from 4GB and should prove to be a boon for those who use their Pis as general desktop replacements. The official announcement can be found here. There have been some low-level, but important, hardware changes too, so that might be worth a read 🙂

Update: An excellent round-up of using the 8GB Pi 4 as a desktop machine (with overclocking involved) has been written by Les Pounder and you can find that here.

The price of the 8GB Pi is approx £75. Raspberry Pi continues to protect their low price offering of 2GB at £34 and, of course, the Pi Zero at an even lower price point.

You can get the 8GB Raspberry Pi from your favourite re-sellers such as The Pi Hut and Pimoroni. They’re also available at OKdo. Other resellers are expected to get stock and make their own announcements soon.

Also available is a new BETA of a 64-bit operating system. You can find details of this on the forums. The OS has been re-branded Raspberry Pi OS (previously Raspbian) for several reasons and most importantly brings it inline with “the brand”.

Expect more on this, and more, in the new issue of The MagPi which is also out today.

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