If you do typical desktop tasks, you rarely go over 2GB requirements, hence us thinking that would be best at that RAM point. Big compiles and hardcore users might need the 4GB.cspan wrote: ↑Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:03 pmJust curious why you thought that ... I'm with HawaiianPi and maybe some others in thinking that the model with 4 GB RAM would be the sweet spot for desktop performance (from my POV, because of what the web has become ... ugh). Were you by chance thinking of price/performance ratio? That's about the only reason I can think of a different sweet spot, particularly if the performance in question did not hinge on the browsing or streaming experience.
And to answer some other questions that have come up above.
Firmware updates happen fairly often. You can get bleeding edge using rpi-update, but we recommend waiting for the official releases in apt, they are less frequent although there has already been one to deal with post launch issues that escaped our beta testing. USB boot will follow PXE boot, sometimes between 1 and 4 months I suspect. Needs quite a lot of work to add and test a USB stack. The fix for USB-C power cables will probably take a month or two or three to flush through the system - need to use up stocks of existing PCB's.