You can now buy an official touchscreen display for the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced you can finally purchase a 7-inch RGB display that supports 10-finger touch and has a 800x480 resolution to compliment its credit card-sized, single-board computer. The official Pi screen offers 60 fps, 24-bit colour, and a 70-degree viewing angle.
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer first developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in 2012. There's a series of models available, with prices ranging from $20 (Pi Model A+) to $35 (Pi Model B+). They're all designed to teach basic computer science to school students.
Each model come with its own set of features. For instance, the latest Pi, called Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, has the same price and form factor as the Pi Model B+ but features a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, which provides 6x the performance, and 1GBLPDDR2 SDRAM, which provides 2x memory.
The touchscreen comes from UK-based Inelco Hunter. It features mounting holes and includes complete compatibility with Pi 2 Model B, Pi Model B+, and Pu Model A+. You can use it to turn the Pi into a tablet. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has even integrated an on-screen keyboard into Raspbian OS.
You can grab the new screen now for just £48 from the Pi Swag store and other Pi retailers. It's available in six colours (red, blue, green, black, purple, and orange). Also, for £10, you can get a perspex frame that props up the Pi.