The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 400, a keyboard with a built-in ARM computer.
Simply plug it into a TV or monitor using one of the two micro HDMI ports, insert a microSD card, plug in a power cord and mouse, and have a home computer for your daily tasks, encoding, or media playback.
The new gadget is available today$ 70 as a standalone machine or in a package that includes a mouse, power adapter, microSD card, HDMI cable and a $ 100 beginner's guide.
Apart from the keyboard, the Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer that is very similar to last year's Raspberry Pi 4.
It has slightly faster quad-core processors (quad-core) 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A72 CPU, at 1,5GHz on Pi 4, 4GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
There are two micro HDMI ports capable of exporting up to 4K / 60Hz, two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port.
Power is provided via a USB-C port, there is a microSD card slot for storage and a GPIO header for attaching many more specialized devices.
Internally, the new computer is similar to previous Raspberry Pi devices, but the external appearance of the Pi 400 is something completely different. Depending on the region in which you purchase it, the computer is integrated into a 78- or 79-key keyboard, which is similar to most laptop keyboards.
There are currently six different keyboard layouts - UK, US, German, French, Italian and Spanish - and variants for the Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese and Japanese markets will be available soon.