The Raspberry Pi Screen Announced

front-centredThe Raspberry Pi foundation has just released a long blog post announcing a Raspberry Pi touchscreen, available from $60 + local taxes.

The screen is connected using DSI/DSP, meaning that the final connector on the Pi finally has a use.

The blog post is an interesting read, showing all the design decisions that have gone into this – and all the issues that the team encountered trying to produce this at an attractive price.


The screen sports 24 bits colour depth at a 800×480 pixels at 60Hz. It also provides a ten point capacities touchscreen.

From a software perspective, using the screen is just about updating the Linux system and rebooting. The screen can be used in combination with HDMI or by itself. I’m already getting ideas for a touchscreen controlled media center…

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