Raspberry Pi 400: A $100 Full-Blown Computer in a Keyboard


The Raspberry Pi 400 is a keyboard with an optimized Raspberry Pi 4 Model B built into it, providing students and tinkerers with a small, affordable PC with great potential.

It is powered by the Broadcom SoC BCM2711, featuring a 16nm-manufactured system-on-a-chip with four Cortex-A72 cores and a higher clock rate than the Raspberry Pi 4B. It also offers 4GB LPDDR4-3200 and a VideoCore VI GPU capable of OpenGL-ES 3.0 and video playback in 4K/UHD using H.265.


  • CPU: Broadcom BCM2711
    • 4 x ARM Cortex-A72 with 1,800MHz
  • GPU: Broadcom VideoCore VI
    • 64 shader units with 500MHz
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4-3200
  • HDD: 16GB microSD

For connectivity, it includes Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE 802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, and Gigabit LAN, making it ideal for small office and internet PCs requiring minimal energy.

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Integrated into a sleek white keyboard, the Raspberry Pi 400 offers a tidy workstation and is targeted at students, teachers, and developers. It consumes only 3 watts in idle mode and a maximum of 6 watts under full load, making it an efficient option.


All-in-one starter kit

Measuring 11.25 × 0.9 × 4.8 inches (W × H × D) and weighing 13.9 ounces, the Raspberry Pi 400 comes as a desktop kit with a mouse, USB connection cable, and pre-installed operating system, ready for immediate use.

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It is designed for development, internet surfing, email, spreadsheet calculation, word processing, and gaming, offering countless possibilities due to its open-source platform.


It comes with a pre-installed Raspberry Pi OS operating system based on the free Linux kernel, providing a stable Debian 12-based OS with a user-friendly interface and over 40,000 program packages. Experienced users can also choose from various distributions.

Free courses and learning content are also offered by the Raspberry Pi Foundation to maximize the Raspberry Pi 400’s potential.

Ubuntu MATE


Ubuntu MATE 22.04, optimized for the Raspberry Pi, offers a modern operating system for multimedia and developer tools, providing an ideal alternative for users who want a more modern OS.


Installing Ubuntu MATE 22.04 on the Raspberry Pi 400 is straightforward and is described in the official Installation Guide.

This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.