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Old 28th February 2020, 08:42 AM   #121
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Good news first.

It was announced that prices for RPi4 2GB RAM versions will drop.
The 2g supposedly sells for the same price as the 1g version now/soon.

Bad news.

The 4g version stays where it is.


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Hmmh. Some portal was talking about lower RAM prices as the reason for the drop.
Doesn't make sense. 4g, with even more RAM onboard, remains where it is!

FunFact. The 2g model wasn't the best selling model.
Upton admitted that he was surprised that the 4g model became the bestseller.

Let's keep the fingers crossed that they don't just want to get rid of their 2g overstock/non-sellers.

Therefore you better keep an eye on the board-revisions!


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Old 28th February 2020, 09:30 AM   #122
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The announcement I read said the 1Gb version is dropped. Perhaps sales of 1Gb were too low, and sales of the 2Gb enough to manufacture on a higher scale and cheaper.
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Old 28th February 2020, 09:30 AM   #123
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I don't know why a cheaper 2Gb version is bad news.?
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Old 28th February 2020, 09:52 AM   #124
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IMO they want to reduce the number of models manufactured. Cheaper 1GB is OK for headless, more expensive 4GB for GUI, 2GB priced half-way was probably not selling. Since DRAM prices dropped, IMO it makes sense to drop the 1GB model completely and replace it with the better-equipped same-priced 2GB model
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Old 28th February 2020, 10:04 AM   #125
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I don't know why a cheaper 2Gb version is bad news.?


Try to read it once more.
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Old 28th February 2020, 10:06 AM   #126
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The announcement I read said the 1Gb version is dropped.
What I read -- they have obligations towards OEMs. That's why they need to keep the 1g production line open - at least for the time being.
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Old 28th February 2020, 10:20 AM   #127
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IMO they want to reduce the number of models manufactured.
They're getting greedy. All they want is to increase profits in the first place.

That's why they keep milking the best cow in the stable. Because I guess they know -- to have maximum flexibility - people simply will continue to go for 4g boards.
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Old 28th February 2020, 12:28 PM   #128
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Try to read it once more.
Ah, no price drop for the 4Gb.
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Old 28th February 2020, 12:37 PM   #129
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I have no problem with their price policy. Apparently the 4GB version is selling well, no reason to cut the price. And getting 2GB for the original 1GB price - good for me and us.

I will be happy if they generate enough cash to release a new version with more cores - RPi is the lowest cost option for a USB gadget. There are no USB-gadget cards for amd64 (apart of some low-performance very expensive Intel chipsets), other ARM gadget-capable SBCs have poor kernel support. A USB gadget with good computing power is still unavailable now, apart of some custom-designed boards. If RPi5 has 8 cores for 50USD, I take it right away :-)
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Old 29th February 2020, 08:18 AM   #130
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...there are no USB-gadget cards...
...doing a bit if marketing for your own projects .

Call me ignorant. I think the world is not -- what I'd call -- waiting for USB gadgets based on RPi4.
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