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The new Pi is quite an exciting product to use. I had already installed and used the latest version of the operating system, Raspbian Debian Buster, on an SD card and used that on my Pi 3 Model B+, so when I switched the 4B on with that same SD card I was astonished with how fast I arrived at the desktop. Even the splash screen appeared and vanished so quickly it couldn't register in my eyes. I'd heard that SD card read speed had been improved, but this was amazing.
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is certainly more powerful, faster, and adds features that the Pi community have been asking for - true Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 ports, Faster Ram - while retaining as much backwards compatibility as possible so that existing educational and experimental kits can still be used.
Because of the increased speed, memory and connectivity the Pi 4B becomes quite an interesting little desktop computer, with a huge range of office, image-processing, video editing and music software available for download.
As with previous models the Pi Foundation has found ways to cram more onto the board, which means moving some ports and support chips around, so the 3rd-party add-on market will be adapting their products - new cases, PSUs, cooling solutions etc. In particular, heatsinks for the previous models of the Raspberry Pi are not fully compatible with this edition, either not covering the full surface area, or not making proper contact because of surrounding obstructions, so I've had to order a new set with a long wait for delivery.
[ Edit: I now have heatsinks for the 4 major hotspots on the board, and with these in place even a Pi-Fan can keep the 4B running at a reasonable temperature. Be advised that the official case for the 4B has no ventilation, so it runs hot at 75c even when idle unless you keep the lid off. Now back to my review. ]
The retro-gaming community are excited too, and clamouring for their favourite emulation software to be adapted to work with the added memory and processing power.
All this being said, the Model 4B is still being worked on and tweaked (the firmware can be updated to further refine the board's operating capabilities), so it may take a little while before your favourite thing to do with a Pi is up-and-running, but it isn't as if those things appeared overnight with the previous models.
Purchased 2Gb because 4Gb model in short supply but the 2GB is perfect for general use. Have tried running with several open tabs including Chrome browser and youtube videos. Fast enough to be 'not annoying' which, for the price, is not bad. Have used GeekPi acrylic case with fan and am able to overclock to 1750MHz and still run cool.
Ich nutze den Raspberry 4 mit "Libreelec" und Kodi "Leia". Es funzt alles wie beim Pi3b+, nur schneller und besser. Das Libreelecsystem muss mit dem: "LibreELEC-RPi4.arm-9.1.002.img.gz" neu aufgesetzt werden. Das ist im Internet gut dokumentiert und ist relativ easy. Unbedingt neues Gehäuse mit Lüfter verwenden. Ich benutze das: "Bruphny Gehäuse Für Raspberry Pi 4, mit Lüfter und 3 Kühlkörpern". Da ist auch das neue Netzteil dabei, was der Raspi 4 braucht. NEU: 2 x USB 3.0, tatsächliche 950mbit lan, leistungsfähigere Prozessorarchitektur, H264 Unterstützung, 4 K, usw. Ach so, es wird auch ein: Adapterkabel Micro HDMI auf HDMI gebraucht.
Does what it is supposed to do, but was difficult to set up initially. The HDMI ports don't work at 1080p by default and require a download from the website to sort it out so some bling work needs done first if you plan to use a TV. A PC monitor should auto-switch ok tho.
Have bought the Pi zero as a CCTV camera and works great. Bought this Pi4 2gb as a web server for my domains. Fantastic - works really well. So impressed I bought another one to play with. Running Python, Samba and using as a central data server with external 160gb hard disk through USB for backups. All automatic via cronjobs. Well impressed. Highly recommended.