'"You can't send Hackaday a piece of gear without us taking it apart,"
warns an article shared by Slashdot reader beggarwoman.
Hackady's verdict? The new Raspberry Pi 400 "is very, very slick."
Inside, there's a flat-flex that connects the keyboard, and you see
that big aluminum heat sink. It's almost the full size of the
keyboard, and it's thick and heat-taped to the CPU. You know it means
business. It's also right up against the aluminum bottom of the
keyboard, suggesting it could get radiative help that way, and maybe
keep your fingers warm in the winter. (I didn't feel any actual heat,
but it's gotta go somewhere, right? There are also vents in the
underside of the case.)
Four PZ1 screws and a little bit of courage to unstick the pad get you
underneath the heat spreader to find, surprise!, a Raspberry Pi 4.
This was a little anticlimactic, as I've just spent a couple weeks
looking over the schematics for my review of the new Compute Module 4,
and it's just exactly what you'd expect. It's a Raspberry Pi 4, with
all the ports broken out, inside a nice keyboard, with a beefy heat
spreader. Ethernet magnetics sit on one side, and the wireless module
sits on the other. That's it!
"[C]ombine this with a small touch screen, and run it all off of a 5 V
power pack, and you've got a ton of portable computing in a very small
"If you're not mousing around all the time anyway, there's a certain
streamlined simplicity here that's mighty tempting."'
-- source: https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/20/11/07/1938245
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