CutiePi, a Raspberry Pi-based tablet, becomes more powerful

CutiePi, a Raspberry Pi-based tablet, becomes more powerful


We already told you about CutiePi last July, when the project was launched on Kickstarter. As previously stated, the tablet is based on Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 but, with the approach of the first shipments to the backers who supported the product, the company has published a new update on the site, through which we became aware of the design of a new model equipped with the latest Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4.

From an aesthetic point of view, the CutiePi Compute Module 4 tablet looks almost identical to its predecessor. In fact, most of the changes have been made internally, in order to better adapt the product to the new carrier card for the included Compute Module 4 Lite, the latter equipped with 2GB of RAM and a 1, quad-core ARM CPU. 5 GHz. The question may arise, “Why can't they just plug a Compute Module 4 into older drives? ».

The main reason is the change of form factor of Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, now no longer SODIMM as before. Other changes introduced by CutiePi 2.0 concern the integration of a microphone (which replaces the six-pin GPIO), support for 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi wireless networks and Bluetooth 5 / BLE.

What remains the same is the 8 ”5-point IPS multi-touch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. It is sufficient for use on the move but, in case we want to use CutiePi as a real mini PC, it is possible to connect an external monitor via the micro HDMI video output. CutiePi is equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a gyroscope used to orient the screen from portrait to landscape. Since it is a tablet, CutiePi offers a customized user interface, in addition to a typical installation of the Raspberry Pi operating system.

The price for all of this? $ 199, which considering the components, isn't really a bad deal. This time CutiePi accepts reservations directly on its website, while shipments will begin next July.

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