Raspberry Pi 400 released - A keyboard with a built-in Computer

The Raspberry Pi 400 is a keyboard with a built-in computer. The keyboard is fairly compact and has many good features from Raspberry.
Nov 2, 2020

The Raspberry Pi 400 is a compact keyboard with an ARM-based GB RAM computer built-in. Now that's different! All you need to do is plug it into your monitor, Insert an SD card with your OS of choice, power cable and a mouse and you're away!

This Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer (SBC) is the basis for a basic desktop computer with which you can start programming, surf the web, and enjoy 4K media streaming.

Raspberry Pi computers have always been affordable and this device, the Pi 400, is no different. This stocking filler can be had for $70. You can also purchase it as a kit that costs $100 - this includes the Raspberry Pi 400, a USB mouse and USB-C power supply, an SD card with Raspberry Pi OS pre-installed, a micro HDMI cable for the display, and a Raspberry Pi Beginner's Guide.

This retro design might seem familiar to some of you that remember the first home computers from the 80s, like the BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, and Commodore Amiga.

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Raspberry Pi 400 Techincal Specs

The Raspberry Pi 400's Integrates the Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 (Arm v8) 64-bit SoC runs at 1.8GHz. Full specs are below:

  • Broadcom BCM2711 quad-core Cortex-A72 – Arm v8 – 64-bit SoC at 1.8GHz
  • 4GB LPDDR4-3200
  • Dual-band – 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz – IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 5.0, BLE
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Two × USB 3.0 and 1 × USB 2.0 ports
  • Horizontal 40-pin GPIO header
  • Two × micro HDMI ports – supporting up to 4Kp60
  • H.265 – 4Kp60 decode; H.264 – 1,080p60 decode, 1,080p30 encode; OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics
  • MicroSD card slot for operating system and data storage
  • 78- or 79-key compact keyboard, depending on regional variant
  • 5V DC via USB connector
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +50°C ambient
  • Maximum dimensions 286mm × 122mm × 23mm

The Raspberry Pi 400 is available starting today. The $100 kit is available now in the UK, US, and France, with availability in Italy, Germany, and Spain following next week. Meanwhile, the $70 standalone version is available now in the UK, US, France, and Germany, and it’s coming to Italy and Spain next week. Releases in India, Australia, and New Zealand will follow by the end of the year.


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