New Raspberry Pi has a faster CPU and supports 4k video

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Today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation introduced the latest version of their popular single-board computer. 

The Raspberry Pi 4 is the fastest model yet and comes with 1GB, 2GB and 4GB Ram options.

Raspberry Pi was launched as a simple computer that taught children how to code but has developed over the years into a versatile device. 

Their fourth model was scheduled for a 2020 release, but the foundation instead decided to release the product today as it was ahead of schedule. 

The single-board computer is the size of a deck of cards

Starting at £35, the Raspberry Pi 4 looks similar to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ but the processor now uses the Cortex-A72 architecture (quad-core 64-bit ARMv8 at 1.5GHz). 

The power connector has also moved from USB micro-B to USB-C, allowing for an extra 500mA of current, ensuring full 1.2A for downstream USB devices.

The 2GB models and 4GB models are priced at £45 and £55 respectively. 

In terms of connectivity, the new model now has Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, and the Bluetooth is being upgraded from 4.2 to 5.0. 

The full-size HDMI port has been replaced with two micro-HDMI ports, capable of running two 4K displays (at 60fps) simultaneously. 

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