Apple isn't the only fruity company with big news in the touchscreen device sphere. Turning your Raspberry Pi into a tablet just got easier thanks to a newly-released official 7-inch touchscreen display for the little computer that could. It's available to purchase now, and will set you back from US$60.
The display features a 10-point capacitive touchscreen and 24-bit color, RGB 800 x 480 display at 60 fps. Viewing angles are rated as 70-degrees, and the actual viewable screen size dimensions are 155 x 86 mm (6 x 3.3 in). The screen is fitted with a metal rear and mounting holes, and it connects to the Pi using a ribbon cable running to the DSI port. An optional perspex frame to hold your Pi is also available in several bright colors.
Officially, only the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, B+, and A+ are supported. However, more advanced tinkerers should note that the display will actually work with the earlier Model A and Model B boards, but the mounting holes won't line up.
Users will be able to simply update their Raspbian OS to the latest build to grab the required drivers for full 10-finger touch. An on-screen keyboard will be integrated into the OS to allow full touchscreen functionality without requiring an additional keyboard or mouse.
Product page: Raspberry Pi Store
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