“So far I am very impressed with the pi4, I am currently using it at work for emails on outlook 365 on the chromium browser, the first email I opened had a pdf attached I clicked on it and it opened up no trouble on the second screen I am using Google maps/earth this works just fine. YouTube and iplayer work well too. It does get rather hot so I added a heatsink then added a small PC fan, this fan is 12v but I connected it to the 5v gpio pins which means it still runs but just a bit slower meaning it is nice and quiet.”
“This is a step up in every respect, with the one caveat that the USB-C charging port is non-standard, so there’s a good chance that if you have other USB-C chargers, it won’t work with those. The RPi one works great though. I’d give 5 stars if it wasn’t for the PSU issue.”
“I recently purchase a PI 4 with 1GB ram and am new to the Raspberry. What made me make the leap was the claim it performed to x86 standards. I would partly agree but it specifically is similar to a Pentium 486 although any PC can be improved. However, the Raspberry is a wonderfully contained PC and has so far functioned brilliantly as my Media Centre. It plays all videos adequately and the browser quickly loads my two start-up pages. The only minor things to be aware of is heat sinks are not enough and the Raspberry PI 4 DOES require a fan for additional cooling.
Other than the minor cooling issue I fully recommend the Raspberry PI 4 and confirm it as a very capable computer.”
“The Pi 4 is a remarkable evolution of the Raspberry Pi. Feels much faster than earlier models, most people could use it as a desktop PC. Don't worry about the much hyped USB C issue, the only chargers / cables that don't work are expensive ones!”