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Raspberry Pi 4 - 2GB RAM model - £33.90 + £2.99 P&P @ Pimoroni
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Raspberry Pi 4 - 2GB RAM model - £33.90 + £2.99 P&P @ Pimoroni

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Posted 27th Feb

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The ultimate Raspberry Pi! Raspberry Pi 4 has up to 4GB RAM, a faster quad-core CPU, support for dual displays at up to 4K resolution, Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB-C power.

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  • 1.5GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 CPU ( ARM v8, BCM2711B0)
  • 2GB or 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
  • On-board wireless LAN - dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • On-board Bluetooth 5.0, low-energy (BLE)
  • 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 40-pin GPIO header
  • 2× micro-HDMI ports (up to 4Kp60 supported)
  • H.265 (4Kp60 decode)
  • H.264 (1080p60 decode, 1080p30 encode)
  • OpenGL ES, 3.0 graphics
  • DSI display port, CSI camera port
  • Combined 3.5mm analog audio and composite video jack
  • Micro-SD card slot
  • USB-C power

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paulj4827/02/2020 09:16

so its only 'a perfect NAS' when you buy extra hardware


Can you find me a NAS with gigabit ethernet that can be saturated for sub £60 that supports up to 5 drives and RAID ontop of being a media server or what ever server you can think of, thanks.
Edited by: "Solado" 27th Feb
aidan.conway27/02/2020 09:53

I suppose we could just use RetroPie and add games manually, now that …I suppose we could just use RetroPie and add games manually, now that there's Gigabit LAN!! ;-pI saw a few weeks ago that there was a version running on YouTube, ETA Primehttps://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pii+4+retropie&&view=detail&mid=F380E8929EF4A115B1F8F380E8929EF4A115B1F8&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=/videos/search?q=pii+4+retropie&FORM=HDRSC3


Wow.... someone uses Bing

I knew you existed, just hadn't seen one in the wild
Edited by: "Gormond" 27th Feb
paulj4827/02/2020 09:31

I didn't say it wasnt he cheapest, I was questioning the bold statement of …I didn't say it wasnt he cheapest, I was questioning the bold statement of its 'the perfect NAS'. It maybe for you but it certainly isn't for everybody.


Ah you're one of those. Have a good day dude.
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Tempting, how much do you need to get this going?

Case, Power, SD card, fan? with these your probs looking at £50-50£ which seems bit much for something so low powered (software options are good yes)
If you keep an eye on eBay you can get a 4GB for £40. Heated.
Gumbon27/02/2020 08:36

Tempting, how much do you need to get this going?Case, Power, SD card, …Tempting, how much do you need to get this going?Case, Power, SD card, fan? with these your probs looking at £50-50£ which seems bit much for something so low powered (software options are good yes)


Fan / case is optional, but for the money you're basically getting a perfect NAS, Media player, small home server etc.
10p cheaper than other approved sellers I've seen. Not the hottest deal I've seen on the Pi.
Think this is due to the 1gb being removed and the 2gb being the entry model. Heat though
Solado27/02/2020 08:50

Fan / case is optional, but for the money you're basically getting a …Fan / case is optional, but for the money you're basically getting a perfect NAS, Media player, small home server etc.



how is it a perfect NAS where do I plug the hard drives into?
I would always go for 4gb unless it's just going in the draw 🤪
paulj4827/02/2020 09:08

how is it a perfect NAS where do I plug the hard drives into?


Use a USB hub to connect external HDD's for a start.Or just buy a sata hat to connect them.
paulj4827/02/2020 09:08

how is it a perfect NAS where do I plug the hard drives into?


I just plug an external HDD into the USB on the Pi and run Plex, easy peasy

(I know Plex isn't NAS, just comparable)
Edited by: "Tjl694" 27th Feb
Solado27/02/2020 09:11

Use a USB hub to connect external HDD's for a start.Or just buy a sata hat …Use a USB hub to connect external HDD's for a start.Or just buy a sata hat to connect them.



so its only 'a perfect NAS' when you buy extra hardware
Are these the new revision models?
paulj4827/02/2020 09:16

so its only 'a perfect NAS' when you buy extra hardware


Can you find me a NAS with gigabit ethernet that can be saturated for sub £60 that supports up to 5 drives and RAID ontop of being a media server or what ever server you can think of, thanks.
Edited by: "Solado" 27th Feb
I guess these could be reduced because they are the original revision with the power supply issue. The new revision has cured this but difficult to know what revision you are buying online. Not a big issue but good to know.
Solado27/02/2020 09:17

Can you find me a NAS with gigabit ethernet that can be saturated for sub …Can you find me a NAS with gigabit ethernet that can be saturated for sub £60 that supports up to 5 drives and RAID ontop of being a media server or what ever server you can think of, thanks.


I didn't say it wasnt he cheapest, I was questioning the bold statement of its 'the perfect NAS'. It maybe for you but it certainly isn't for everybody.
I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is much more needed to a device like this if I wanted to turn it into a retro gaming device /emulator?
paulj4827/02/2020 09:31

I didn't say it wasnt he cheapest, I was questioning the bold statement of …I didn't say it wasnt he cheapest, I was questioning the bold statement of its 'the perfect NAS'. It maybe for you but it certainly isn't for everybody.


Ah you're one of those. Have a good day dude.
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flanders27/02/2020 09:08

I would always go for 4gb unless it's just going in the draw 🤪


Why would you draw a picture of your Raspberry Pi?
If anyone's here to argue "what's the point?" this almost certainly isn't for you.

If you genuinely want to know more, start here raspberrypi.org and enter the rabbit hole.
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DazLFC27/02/2020 09:31

I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is …I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is much more needed to a device like this if I wanted to turn it into a retro gaming device /emulator?


The bare bones would be a 128gb MicroSD (retropie images are very big) a PSU if you funny have a 3a USB-C one already, a MicoHdmi to HDMI cable to plug it into a TV and of course a Bluetooth game controller an Xbox or PS4 should work.
To make it look pretty you'd probably want a case too.
DazLFC27/02/2020 09:31

I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is …I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is much more needed to a device like this if I wanted to turn it into a retro gaming device /emulator?


well you'd need power supply,
sd card,
mini to normal hdmi cable,
hdd (optional depending what and how many games), keyboard (unless you can borrow one for setup),
gamepad (unless you're using a one you already have)
case for pi
Pi Hut has them for same price, £34 +£2.99 shipping. Should be newest version from them? Great for Retro Gamers! These will do all the PS games too with no issues. Just get some cheap self adhesive heatsinks from eBay and stick them on, no real need for fans etc unless you are tucking it away in a small case. Gigabit LAN and USB 3 support now too which will be a great help. The 1Gb is being discontinued, so they dropped the 2Gb version to its price point in light, allegedly, of falling RAM costs. One way or the other, if you are in the market for a Pi, you're saving a tenner, or not saving a tenner but getting 1Gb RAM for free, depends on what side of the fence you are on. As OP points out though, you will need all the ancillaries, so they aren't the cheapest in the world anymore, but much more powerful than they used to be. Cheapest way into Pi World is Amazon Pi 3A+ 512mb version for about £17 or £18. You'll get these running off a Micro USB phone charger a HDMI Lead from the £1 shop and they have Wifi and 2 x USB 2 Ports. You'll need a Micro SD for any Pi to operate from.... Heat from me, good price for what it is, if you need the extra power on the Pi4 over the Pi 3A or 3B+
hackerace27/02/2020 09:34

cheaper at cpc. …cheaper at cpc. £32.57https://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/rpi4-modbp-2gb/raspberry-pi-4-model-b-2gb/dp/SC15184



Yes, good find!!! Shipping Free also!! Cheers. Are there Pi4 Retropie images out now? Last I looked (a couple of months ago), there weren't any, so I decided to hold off until there were, in case of a price drop. Today the Price Drop!!" ;-p
aidan.conway27/02/2020 09:44

Yes, good find!!! Shipping Free also!! Cheers. Are there Pi4 Retropie …Yes, good find!!! Shipping Free also!! Cheers. Are there Pi4 Retropie images out now? Last I looked (a couple of months ago), there weren't any, so I decided to hold off until there were, in case of a price drop. Today the Price Drop!!" ;-p


no sure I'm still new to the game I hear you can get some from cyberpunks, but I need to find a decent one to try, I need to order a 64gb sd card to try.
I suppose we could just use RetroPie and add games manually, now that there's Gigabit LAN!! ;-p
I saw a few weeks ago that there was a version running on YouTube, ETA Prime
bing.com/vid…SC3
Windows 10 arm apparently works pretty well on this little thing. An official version would be cool. Amazing how powerful it is nowadays. I've still got a couple of zeros sat in my drawer, like most people on hukd I imagine.
Edited by: "MrKrabs" 27th Feb
Got the adafruit screen and joystick frame coming for my pi
These are probably the old model with the duff USB C. Be aware that quality USB C cables won't work, you need cheap and crappy ones which are increasingly hard to buy.

There is a new version out which fixes this so any deals you see in the next few weeks and months are likely on the old one.
aidan.conway27/02/2020 09:53

I suppose we could just use RetroPie and add games manually, now that …I suppose we could just use RetroPie and add games manually, now that there's Gigabit LAN!! ;-pI saw a few weeks ago that there was a version running on YouTube, ETA Primehttps://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pii+4+retropie&&view=detail&mid=F380E8929EF4A115B1F8F380E8929EF4A115B1F8&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=/videos/search?q=pii+4+retropie&FORM=HDRSC3


Wow.... someone uses Bing

I knew you existed, just hadn't seen one in the wild
Edited by: "Gormond" 27th Feb
DazLFC27/02/2020 09:31

I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is …I'm a complete noob to all this Pi stuff.. Can someone explain if there is much more needed to a device like this if I wanted to turn it into a retro gaming device /emulator?


I started off with a raspberry pi as a lil emulation machine, frustrated me when alot of the n64 roms I really wanted to play didn't work, it blitzed through snes, mega drive etc even some Dreamcast games worked but was very laggy. My advice would be to grab yourself a small form factor pc (around the size of a console) an run launchbox on there. You'll blast through majority of emulation, Dreamcast, GameCube, Wii, PS2.

I had a optiplex i5 an 16gb ram with a 750ti, it run pc games like ultra Street fighter 4 etc with ease too which was a nice bonus as I was only expecting it to handle emulation.. ultimately I got the bug to upgrade an built a gaming monster of a pc for all emulation (up to PS3) an new gen pc games

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Edited by: "Tanktop_Master" 27th Feb
For anyone interested in retro gaming i recommend using an xbox 360 controller with a windows usb reciever with the pi.

You can get a few images for the pi4 but i think they are all unofficial retropie.

Virtualman is releasing a 512GB RETRO-BLISS-REVOLUTION loaded edition in April (Easter Weekend). So might be worth getting a usb 2.5" caddy and a 1tb drive.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 27th Feb
I paid £39.50 for 4gb one off eBay came 3 days later boxed and new. not an authorised seller but was new and sealed.

now down to £37
Edited by: "jamhops" 27th Feb
m1keyp1key27/02/2020 10:44

For anyone interested in retro gaming i recommend using an xbox 360 …For anyone interested in retro gaming i recommend using an xbox 360 controller with a windows usb reciever with the pi. You can get a few images for the pi4 but i think they are all unofficial retropie. Virtualman is releasing a 512GB RETRO-BLISS-REVOLUTION loaded edition in April (Easter Weekend). So might be worth getting a usb 2.5" caddy and a 1tb drive.


Was thinking about looking into the pi for retro gaming, is this a better option than getting a pi 3 B+.
Civichyde27/02/2020 10:59

Was thinking about looking into the pi for retro gaming, is this a better …Was thinking about looking into the pi for retro gaming, is this a better option than getting a pi 3 B+.



Today no, in a couple of months time yes. There's only unnofficial images around at the moment so very little choice. Where as the 3b+ has loads of images. 3b+ won't play some of the newer consoles where as the 4 should play them better.

I think if you're going for the 4 it might be better to go for the 4gb anyway.
does anyone know what type of power supply will fit this, can I buy any cheap one?
hackerace27/02/2020 11:06

does anyone know what type of power supply will fit this, can I buy any …does anyone know what type of power supply will fit this, can I buy any cheap one?



No you don't buy a cheap one or you're going to run into issues. Especially as some pi's have charging issues.
m1keyp1key27/02/2020 11:15

No you don't buy a cheap one or you're going to run into issues. …No you don't buy a cheap one or you're going to run into issues. Especially as some pi's have charging issues.


ok, what would you recommend?
hackerace27/02/2020 11:17

ok, what would you recommend?



You should play it safe and go with the Pi4 official psu.
hackerace27/02/2020 11:06

does anyone know what type of power supply will fit this, can I buy any …does anyone know what type of power supply will fit this, can I buy any cheap one?


Despite the size, they can be power hungry, so if you buy a cheap supply you'll probably encounter stability issues. Also if it's not powerful enough (3A) the Pi CPU will be throttled.

So probably best to get something like this
shop.pimoroni.com/pro…-3a
Or
shop.pimoroni.com/pro…803

Neither are that expensive, but if you already have a decent branded supply (e.g from a phone) that can output 5v 3A then it will probably do.
nadnerb27/02/2020 11:28

Despite the size, they can be power hungry, so if you buy a cheap supply …Despite the size, they can be power hungry, so if you buy a cheap supply you'll probably encounter stability issues. Also if it's not powerful enough (3A) the Pi CPU will be throttled.So probably best to get something like thishttps://shop.pimoroni.com/products/universal-usb-c-power-supply-5-1v-3aOr https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-official-usb-c-power-supply?variant=29391861022803Neither are that expensive, but if you already have a decent branded supply (e.g from a phone) that can output 5v 3A then it will probably do.


I was thinking of using my honor 9 charger but i think its 2.0A 5V Fast charge.
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