Today users of the credit card-sized computers can purchase the 7 inch DSI screen for $70, as the Raspberry Pi Foundation formally made the announcement yesterday.
The organization has been working on a display for the Raspberry Pi for a while now, but faced some challenges along the way. But now the screen is available and ready to plug-in to Pi boards across the world.
One of the features of the monitor includes the ability to connect to the Pi using the DSI connector, this frees up on-board HDMI connector so that dual screens may be used. It will be interesting to see what creative concept that people come up with now that there is a native monitor for the Pi.
Take a look at some of the specifications:
- 7” Touchscreen Display.
- Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
- Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
- Screen Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
- 10 finger capacitive touch.
- Connects to the Raspberry Pi board using a ribbon cable connected to the DSI port.
- Adapter board is used to power the display and convert the parallel signals from the display to the serial (DSI) port on the Raspberry Pi.