It's all selling, and I think production is mostly 4GB at the moment, but could be wrong.hippy wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:14 pmYou are right. Where limited production capacity means demand will always outstrip supply, and shortages have to be expected, Market Research will have less value.jamesh wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:56 amAt great expense. I am certain that the cost of the research would outweigh any benefit, simply because I do not believe we could have upped production to the levels required to NOT have a demand outstripping supply situation. ie It didn't matter which device was the most popular, production capacity would always be too small. And I doubt market research would be able to give figures on total demand.
It could however help ensure that production were building what was most wanted, but if it's all selling anyway, that's good. Even if that might mean profits are down on what they could have been or fewer people are as happy as they would have been.
But at the end of the day it is up to the Foundation to decide what they want to do.
dunno if that helps
Market research also requires experience from other companies. Since the Raspberry Pi Foundation/Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd are the market makers¹, any consultants would be asking you what you already know.
Not been so much chatter like that recently....
"On back order for despatch 02/01/2020"RaTTuS wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:15 pmdunno if that helps
https://hken.rs-online.com/web/c/?sra=o ... berry+pi+4
Just to provide another data point...
Please send me e-mail... whheydt AT hotmail DOT com. I live in Vallejo.Bakul Shah wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 amSo US folks, if you order from them, please be very very sure you're not going to cancel your order and double check everything! Meanwhile if anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area wants a Pi4b 4GB in about 12-15 days, you can buy it from me for the price I paid!
Nice analogy. I must be out on some tail or other because I *do* buy 8GB and 16GB SD cards, usually in 5-packs or 10-packs. Back in the beginning, I ran Pis on 4GB SD cards, but the "full" Raspbian hasn't been able to fit in that space for several years. I even picked up a coupe of 2GB cards in order to build a Lite image for loading to a CM, where it could be expanded to the full 4GB.
Me too, and I was doing just fine, with plenty of spare capacity. Then someone mentioned RISC-V. That attracted my interest, and then I needed to build a GCC cross-compiler, and that requires 12GB of free disk spaceW. H. Heydt wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:16 pmNice analogy. I must be out on some tail or other because I *do* buy 8GB and 16GB SD cards, usually in 5-packs or 10-packs.
I ordered the 4GB model on the day it was announced (June 24th) from CanaKit but did not get it until July 24th. By the time I ordered it at 9pm CDT the backlog was probably already pretty large. It is ironic that I only got mine a week before ylou did. Of course I did order the Starter Kit. I don't know if that made any difference.
Someone mucked up the shelf edge label (aka SEL). At least your local supermarket is open. The one round the corner where my wife works is closed until Aug 22nd for a complete refit. So it's not just the grapefruit juice that's on back-order ALL stock in the store has been removed for the duration.
The steady state of disks is always full — Ken Thompson
The answer to that is multitasking i think, and a whole lot a windows open.. + Discord and facebook and what not.. More ram isn't always better.. but at least youre ready for the future.
Yeah there are faster boards out there.. Tose sucks, due to the narrow range of hats, kits, cases, or components/robots. Also one reason for most of board to suck is the lack of good support.. in addition, free of charge.
Why do people buy 64Gb RAM for their PC, when 16Gb is more than enough?
...seems like a lot of responses on this thread are just "bigger is better, so I've got to have bigger"...
Part of the demand for 4GB is likely due to its potential as a green desktop replacement, a market niche that is relatively price insensitive and that previous Pi models did not fit before.