Looking for a sharp, colorful, and crisp display for your Raspberry Pi projects? Whether you’re building a handheld retro gaming system, a portable Kodi media device, or something altogether different, if a display is required, then the HyperPixel 4.0 from Pimoroni could be ideal.
Offering 60FPS frame rate, 18-bit colour, this stunning high resolution (800x480 pixels, 235PPI) 4” LCD features a wide 160-degree viewing angle and can be hooked up to any Raspberry Pi with a 40-pin GPIO. This compact display is only a little larger than the Pi Model B boards, measuring 58.5mm x 97mm x 12mm (depth includes header and display).
The high-speed DPI interface ensures smooth graphics, standoffs allow secure attachment, and a 40-pin female header ensures safe clearance of your Raspberry Pi B+, 2, 3, 3B+. The display is also compatible with the Raspberry Pi A+, Zero, and Zero W. On the Zero models, the header extension isn’t required; the HyperPixel 4.0 can connect directly to the GPIO pins. (The smaller size of the Pi Zero facilitates this.)
Arriving fully assembled, the HyperPixel 4.0 comes with two options: with capacitive multi-touch display, and without. The model you choose will naturally depend on the project(s) that you have in mind. Pimoroni advises careful installation, avoiding pressure on the display itself, and driver installation is possible either via another display, or SSH, using cURL to grab the software from the web.
Once installed, you’ve got a great display that can work as a solution for many compact projects. It could be a touchscreen internet radio or a carputer display. You might even install Android on your Raspberry Pi and use it with the HyperPixel 4.0 display as a compact tablet computer.
Head to Pimoroni to order your own HyperPixel 4.0 high-resolution display, which retails at £40 for the touch version, or £32.50 for the basic non-touch display.