It took almost two years, now craft enthusiasts can rejoice: The Raspberry Pi 4 is also available in Germany in the first variants. Prices fell at the end of July and have remained at a pleasing level ever since. The single-board computers should now be readily available in the long term.
Raspi boss Eben Upton promised in June that the manufacturer would ramp up production in the long term. The bottlenecks have been eliminated – more than a million Raspis are now expected to roll off the assembly line every month, as long as demand remains high.
Only partially in price comparisons
So far, the versions of the Raspberry Pi 4 with 1, 2 and 4 GB of soldered RAM are available immediately. However, only the 4 GB version can be found in price comparisons at reasonable prices from reputable dealers, because many shops do not list their offers on the relevant comparison portals. These include the specialized retailers Welectron and Rasppishop. The Rpilocator website lists worldwide distributors where various Raspi boards are available. There you will also find European shops that sell the Raspi 4 with 8 GB for less than 100 euros.
Compared to the US price recommendations of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the German prices are only slightly higher: the 4 GB version costs 70 euros in Germany. The recommended price, on the other hand, is 55 US dollars, converted including sales tax (not included in US prices) that would be 60 euros.
At this price, German dealers last sold the Raspberry Pi 4 with 4 GB in September 2021. In the meantime, the 4er Raspis were not available for a long time – apart from the outrageous prices of over 200 euros.
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