Convert Raspberry Pi into Tablet with Official 7″ Touchscreen Display

Raspberry Pi Tablet has become a reality after release of the official 7″ Touchscreen Display that can be attached to the Raspberry Pi using a adapter. Previously Raspberry Pi users needed to attach a monitor using a HDMI cable, but now this screen can be used which is well fitted to the device easily.

 7” Touchscreen Monitor for Raspberry Pi features a 800 x 480 display (viewable screen size 155mm x 86mm) that connects via an adapter board. A separate power is not required for the tablet sized screen, instead it can draw power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port.

Raspberry Pi  Tablet

raspberry pi screen

The touchscreen takes the Pi’s compatibility to the next level and reduces the accessories required –  no keyboard or mouse now need to be attached, so your USB ports are also free, as is the HDMI port! Touchscreen drivers support a 10-finger touch and are integrated into the latest Raspbian OS. This allows you to use your urn your Raspberry Pi into a touch screen tablet and a standalone device which opens avenues for new usage options like home automation devices with touch screen capability!

You can easily mount the adapter board and Raspberry Pi board to the back of the display. The Raspberry Pi  display is compatible with all versions of Raspberry Pi. The Perspex layer frame is available in different colors, so that you can rock your Raspberry Pi.

Available now for £48 at the Raspberry Pi swag store till stocks last. Also grab the official Raspberry Pi case.

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