The Pi Foundations has today announced the launch of the new and official 7 inch Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Monitor that has been specifically designed to be used with the awesome single board mini PC.
The new display provides a resolution of 800 x 480 and is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, Raspberry Pi Model B+ and Raspberry PI Model A+.
The new screen provides support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard will be integrated into the latest Raspbian OS to provide users with full functionality without the need for a physical keyboard or mouse. All for an amazing price of just £48 or $60 plus shipping.
The screen dimensions are 194mm x 110mm x 20mm an it offers a 155mm x 86mm viewing size and uses the Display Serial Interface (DSI) connector. and is powered by the 5V & GND off GPIO. The Pi Foundation explains more :
The 7” Touchscreen Monitor for Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects. The 800 x 480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion.
Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard will be integrated into the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse.
For instructions on how to assemble the new official Raspberry Pi 7 inch touchscreen display and to purchase it, jump over to the Pi Swag store for details. For more details on Raspberry Pi displays and HATS jump over to our essential guide.
Source: Pi Foundation
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