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Old 11-12-2020, 01:12 PM   #16
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Latest from Raspberry is the RPi 400, it's a faster (1.8GHz) version of the 4GB model, slotted inside their keyboard, at £67, it's a great piece of kit.
Looks interesting but -- after seeing the photos of the unit -- I suspect the size of the keyboard would result in nothing but typos for me. I'm not a great touch-typist but it would have me looking at the keys full-time. (I had the same trouble when using a work-issued Mac with a smaller-than-I'm-used to keyboard---a USB/PS2 adapter saved the day.)

Now, I could see a "normal" form factor RPi Velcroed to the back my monitor working as a desktop system (as I still have that USB/PS2 adapter).
 
Old 11-13-2020, 01:36 AM   #17
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That series is designed and manufactured in the UK as far as know. If with December 31st being a holiday and it taking 48 hours for an order to clear and the package to leave the UK, it might be that the last day to squeeze in an order before the hard crash of an unplanned, unmanaged Brexit would be Monday, the 28th. I'm hoping that they are back in stock long before that or that they have other backup plans.
 
Old 11-13-2020, 04:21 AM   #18
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The keyboard is slightly smaller than my present keyboards, so no problem for me using it, but I don't like keyboards with the extras, like number pads, as I never use them, & they take up a lot of desk space.

Prior to getting this model, I had been using a 4GB 4B, it was quite good for the basic stuff of online browsing, music playing, video watching, etc, so putting one behind your monitor & using your preferred keyboard would be a good option.

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Old 11-14-2020, 07:45 AM   #19
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Just to confirm: RPi400 boots happily from SSD & also pendrives.

So that's a good few options.

Straight out of the box, it will boot with a HD monitor, but it needs config.txt tweakiing to be able to use a 1366x768 monitor.

These are what I'm using :-
hdmi_force_hotplug:0=1
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=39
hdmi_drive=2 (forces hdmi sound)
 
Old 12-13-2020, 11:19 AM   #20
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@Turbocapitalist: The hard crash seems very much a reality, and Ireland is in the worst of all positions (except the UK, of course). There's 27 countries with a veto, so the EU can't budge; The UK side keeps waffling about sovereignty, and won't budge. The deadline is tonight.

If you're buying, I would look for stock outside the UK, as transport is already backlogged out of and into Britain. There's days of a queue into Dover(UK) and into Calais(France). So many folks in the UK and outside it are buying extra stock to smooth next year.

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Old 12-13-2020, 11:43 AM   #21
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Some shipments this year took a few days, but the latest one has been dragging on for just over a month now. In all likelihood I'll still put in yet another order in the next week or the week after that at the latest. As long as the next order gets here before February, it's good.

However, for the moment it looks like the Raspberry Pi 400 is out of stock globally. I found a place with 3 of the German keyboard model but will gamble that the stock of the others will get refilled very soon. If not, I'll just have to change plans.
 
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Well the Brexit deadline for talks ran out last night, but they agreed to keep talking...

That doesn't mean much to me, because neither side wants to walk away first. They'll simply get blamed by the other.
 
  


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