Raspberry Pi 4 v 3B+: first hands-on review!

Andrew Webb
Jun 24 · 9 min read
Jason Bradbury and Wil Bennett with the brand new Raspberry Pi 4

What chip is in the Raspberry Pi 4?

Raspberry 4 dual micro HDMI

Obviously, the applications for this are huge.

Raspberry Pi 4 is on the left and the 3B+ on the right

Have there been any changes to the USB or ethernet?

This is an upgrade that’s long, long overdue.

Raspberry Pi are hoping to grab a bigger slice of the SBC pie that they originally helped create.

What’s changed about powering the board?

Raspberry Pi have gone to great lengths to keep their signature credit-card dimensions.

So with a slightly different form factor, will the Pi 4 still work with things built for the Pi 3B+?

What are the other differences between the Raspberry Pi 4 and 3b+?

Has anything remained exactly the same?

Should I upgrade to Raspberry Pi 4?

[4]+π4x4GB=awesome

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