clicky wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:17 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Note that unless you go tab-happy in a browser, it is very likely that a Pi4B2 will be sufficient for typical "PC desktop" uses. The Pi4B4 is more aimed at very heavy programming and development work.
I wouldn't that call heavy
Heavier? Heavy-ish? Nah, sorry...
Just lightweight, 'enthusiast grade'... 4GB is a bit tight for anything even so slightly serious. Oh, I am not saying not possible - just not comfortable.
I guess there are 2 sides of the story. I would say the same about the pi zero W.
The 4B, I wouldn't buy, because unless you want to watch 4k video footage, hardware decoded, there's no reason to switch over.
The $80 price tag, new accessories to buy, higher power draw, aren't worth the upgrade over a $35 Pi3B+ to me.
The 3B+ with overclocking runs easily at 1,5Ghz, same speed as the 4B stock. And it works just for what I need. 480-720p videos, browsing, YouTube, LCD hat, programming with code oss, all work fine for me.
Pi 3B(+) also has a lot more accessories for sale on the gray market.
I don't use dual monitor, so
The benefits are too small for me to upgrade.