Review Raspberry Pi 4: Review, Buying Guide and How to Use

Apr 27, 2020
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I purchased a 4GB version of the RPi4-B in a Canakit with the works. It was $99. I installed Raspbian on it and was very impressed. I tried using it as a 2nd desktop for a short while, but realized the limitations of the unit. For not much more money I bought a Dell Optiplex 7020 with an i5-4790 CPU, 500 GB HDD and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. I had some parts to make it 8GB of RAM and a 2TB HDD. So, I'm now running Ubuntu 20.04 and lovin' it! The Pi4 is a fun computer to play with and could do as a desktop replacement if you had no other option. I'll be taking it to the beach next week and will hook it to the TV to check email, etc.

John
 

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I had Pi4 4GB from newark.com for 55$ for a few month now. It is my tinker toy working with sensors and displays, it also works fine as an STB for bedroom TV with a gyro remote mouse. I did reuse the accessories from the previous one and only had to get HDMI cable for 2.99$ from Amazon.
The 35$ 2GB Pi4 will do just fine in this capacity too, but instead I permanently mounted it in my car as a RetroPi so my kids get to play Super Mario on those long drive trips.

It is indeed a great tinker board.
 

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