Whether for lessons at school or learning at home, the coronavirus pandemic has clearly shown how important it is to equip school students with computers that are as high-performing as they are low-priced. It is a safe prediction that the demand for them will keep rising over the coming years. With the Raspberry Pi 400, the British foundation is offering a new, user-friendly version of its credit-card-sized open-source computer which is targeted at the education sector in particular. Featuring a quad-core 64-bit processor, 4 GB of RAM, wireless networking, dual-display output and 4K video playback, the Raspberry Pi 400 is a high-performance PC that is based on the Raspberry Pi 4 and built into a simple, portable keyboard to save space.
Along with English keyboards for the UK and the US, the computer is also available in Spanish, French, German and Italian variants, with more planned to follow. The low-cost PC, offered in Germany for roughly 100 euros, is planned not only to be a perfect aid for school, college and university students of any age, but also to teach computer skills about programming, data processing and networking.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity organisation based in the UK that has a mission of putting the power of computing and digital production into the hands of people all over the world. They do this “so that more people are able to harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them and to express themselves creatively.”