It is possible to use a Raspberry for a lot of things. We can use it for iOT devices, to have a media server at home, to use it as a normal PC, to have a tablet android 11… but with the new model we can do it in a more elegant way.
This is the Raspberry Pi 400, a keyboard with a Raspberry brain inside, so we can use it as a desktop computer without the need for a box next to it.
That’s right, the keyboard has an internal plate with the necessary ports to make the work possible. It uses a Broadcom quad-core ARM processor at 1.8 GHz, has 4 gigs of RAM, connects via Bluetooth 5.0, we can connect other devices via the USB 2.0, 3.0 and USB-C ports for charging… in terms of connectivity, it has Ethernet and Wi-Fi 5, and the video output is two micro-HDMI ports.
These features alone don’t say much to anyone who doesn’t understand hardware, but to get an idea, it’s enough for the vast majority of common operations on a desktop PC, including the possibility of decoding video in 4K and 60 fps using the H.265 codec, so it’s good for more than just using the office (it uses Raspberry Pi OS, by the way, which is common for this type of device).
Logically, the keyboard is somewhat larger than a normal keyboard, since it needs ventilation and space for the board.
Its price is 105 euros, and that includes the HDMI to Micro-HDMI adapter and a USB-C power adapter.