Raspberry Pi gets its own (official) Touch Display

The official Raspberry Pi 7 inch touchscreen display is available to buy, with an 800×480 RGB screen, 24-bit colour and 10-point capacitive touch.

There were ways to connect the Raspberry Pi to several kind of displays, but having an official, specific touch display is really nice. I guess we’ll see tablets and laptops based on this combination very soon.

This is interesting for makers, but not that much for end users: if you want a cheap tablet you’ve got lots of good options and even Amazon is planning to launch a $50 dollar one.

Like the Pi Camera, this is a really welcome addition to the RPi family. Let’s see what creations come up from this.

Source: The Eagerly Awaited Raspberry Pi Display – Raspberry Pi

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.