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Photos: What is the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B? A closer look at the new board and what it can do

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The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is the first generational leap for the tiny computer since 2016 and arrives a year earlier than many expected.

The new board is a significant upgrade over the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, offering a faster machine with more memory and support for dual displays.

The bump to the processing power of the Raspberry Pi firmly seals its credentials as a credible low-cost computer for everyday use, with Raspberry Pi 4 handling web browsing and office tasks as well as a budget laptop. As a low cost computer designed for kids to code their first applications, it's never felt better.

One change you will notice is that the Raspberry Pi 4 breaks the Pi's longstanding $35 ceiling. While the base model is still available for $35 with 1GB RAM, it's also available with 2GB memory for $45, and 4GB memory for $55.

Click through the gallery for a guided tour of all the new features on the board.

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.