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pi-top [4]

Powered by the brand new Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of RAM, the pi-top [4] unlocks a world of designing, coding and making.

With its internal battery and sturdy construction, pi-top [4] gets computing off the desk or couch and out into the world to do real projects.    


What's in the box?

Every pi‑top [4] comes with 14 pi-top component modules comprising programmable sensors, buttons and LEDs to bring your inventions to life. You connect these to your pi‑top [4] using a Foundation Plate that fits snuggly underneath it. The Foundation Plate is a beginner level plate that lets you connect LEDs, sensors and potentiometers to make circuits, games and electronic systems.

Also included:

16GB SD card
Power supply - UK, US and EU
Ethernet cable 

Plus one-year warranty

Product overview

pi-topOS SIRIUS pre-installed
Access to pi-top Further 

pi-top [4] computing power



Single Board Computer Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
CPU Quad Core 64 bit SoC @ 1.5 GHz
Memory 4GB LPDDR4

16 GB micro-SD Card


Gigabit Ethernet: Up to 1 Gbps

Networking Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11ac
  Bluetooth: Low Energy v5.0
Multimedia H.265 (4Kp60 decode);
  H.264 (1080p60 decode,  1080p30 encode);
  OpenGL ES, 3.0 graphics


pi-top [4] cooling system


Heat Sink Aluminium finned heat sink for Raspberry Pi 4 SoC
Fan Integrated 0.9 Watt centrifugal cooling fan (30 x 30 x 7 mm)
  Air flow rate: 1.5 CFM
  Static Pressure: 92 Pa
  Raspberry Pi CPU temperature at 100% 4-core CPU load:
  Inside pi-top [4]: 64 °C Standalone RPi: 85 °C with thermal throttling of CPU due to max temperature of Pi being 85 °C


pi-top [4] Battery and Power

Item Specification
Charge Time 1 hour 15 minutes from 0% to 100%
Discharge Time 5 hours as standalone pi-top [4]
  2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached
Battery Type Built-in 19.24 Watt-hour (7.4 V, 2600 mAh) Lithium Polymer Battery
  5 hours as standalone pi-top [4]
2.5 hours with screen/keyboard attached
Battery Type Built-in 19.24 Watt-hour (7.4 V, 2600 mAh) Lithium Polymer Battery
Voltage Min = 6 V, Nominal = 7.4 V, Max = 8.4 V
Power Supply 36 Watt, 12 V, 3 Api-top [4] connectors


pi-top [4] connectors



DC Jack

5.5 x 2.1mm barrel jack, 12 V, 3 A

HDMI 2 x micro HDMI out ports (support HDMI Audio)
3.5mm Audio Jack aka Headphone Jack Stereo audio and analogue video out. Same 4-pole TRRS pinout as Raspberry Pi 4
USB 2 x USB 3.0  and 1 x USB 2.0
Ethernet 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Socket
GPIO 40-pin female socket
(28 programmable General Purpose Input/Output)
Micro SD Card Slot Externally-accessible micro SD card slot for Raspberry Pi
CSI / DSI Ribbon Cable Slots Slots provided for easy routing of camera (CSI) and display (DSI) cables to/from Raspberry Pi
pi-top Maker Architecture (PMA)Connector Single 100p Connector carrying Raspberry Pi GPIOs, USB 2.0, Power and DSI for interfacing to all peripherals and the pi-top Maker Architecture
includes pi-top [4] back power capability
Pogo Interface

8 pins with 5 V, UART, and I2C. Can also identify the plate connected.


pi-top [4] Speaker

Item Specification
Internal Speaker 1 W Nominal (2 W max), mono speaker

pi-top [4] Physical Specification

Item Specification
Dimensions 131.9 x 99.4 x 34 mm
Weight 0.51 kg


pi-top [4] User Interface

Item Specification

Programmable Buttons
4 x Buttons, also available on system standby

Mini Display
OLED Monochrome Screen, 128 x 64 pixels. Available on system standby
Power Switch Power on device + Soft/Hard Shutdown
Status LEDs Raspberry Pi Power LED (Red) + SD Card Activity (Green) + Power Supply LED
Docking Clasp Releases the pi-top [4] from docks and plates

pi-top [3]

The pi‑top [3] is the Makers’ laptop that gives you all you need to make amazing projects and bring your inventions to life.

pi-top [3] is a great introduction into physical computing so it’s not just simply screen-based you are Learning by Making.

pi-top [3] laptop with 14” full HD
LCD screen
Raspberry Pi 3B+ 
105mm sliding keyboard for internal access
104x75mm trackpad with
Gesture control
8GB SD CARD with pi-topOS installed
Modular Rail for pi-top accessories
SD Card removal tool
Inventors Kit

If you're looking for safety information, then you can find some product safety guidance here.




Item Specification


14” full HD LCD screen

  180° screen angle range
  1920 x 1080 resolution
Raspberry Pi 3 1.4GHz quad-core arm cortex A53P
  40 GPIO pins
  Gigabit Ethernet port
  Bluetooth 4.2
  Camera interface
  Micro SD card slot
  4 USB ports
  HDMI port
  802.11 B/G/N dual-band wireless LAN
  3.5mm audio jack
  Display interface
  Videocore IV 3D graphics core
Chassis 6-8 hour battery life
  104x75mm trackpad with Gesture Control
  105mm sliding keyboard for internal access (US layout)
  Modular Rail for pi-top accessories
Included Hardware 18V, 2.5A charger with AU, EU, UK and US adapters
  8GB class 10 SD CARD with pi-topOS
  SD card removal tool
Additional info Please note: not compatible with pi‑topSPEAKER mk1 (Version can be identified on underside of the pi‑topSPEAKER)


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