The Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer stuffed inside a keyboard, featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor, 4GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a starting price of $70 for the computer alone or $100 for a computer + mouse, power supply, and microSD card with Raspberry Pi’s Linux-based operating system pre-installed.

One thing that’s not included? A display. You’ll need to supply your own.

But if you don’t happen to have a spare monitor lying around and/or you’re looking for something a little more portable, Waveshare’s got you covered — the company is selling a line of Raspberry Pi 400 kits that come bundled with touchscreen displays.

Raspberry Pi 400 Kit with 13.3 inch display

There are two options available at the moment:

Both screens have built-in kickstands, allowing you to stand them up while paired with a Raspberry Pi 400 or other devices. And both have HDMI inputs for video and USB inputs for touch support.

The 13.3 inch version also has a built-in speaker, supports 10-point multitouch input, has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and requires its own power supply (in addition to the power supply that keeps the Raspberry Pi itself running).

The smaller model has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen display with support for 5-point multitouch input, no speaker, and no need for a separate power supply – it can draw power from the Raspberry Pi via USB.

Raspberry Pi 400 Kit with 7 inch display

While neither kit will completely transform a Raspberry Pi 400 into a laptop (you’d need a battery pack for that), they could make the little computer-in-a-keyboard a little more useful.

And if you already have a Raspberry Pi 400 or a similarly small computer and just want to pick up the displays, WaveShare sells them independently as well. The 7 inch model is available for $72, while the 13.3 inch version sells for $160.

via CNX Software

Share this article:

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Join the Conversation

5 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    1. A regular raspberry pi connected to a nexdock ($305) seems competitively priced with the 13″ set plus a battery pack and 3 ring binder.