back to article Chip shortage forces temporary Raspberry Pi 4 price rise for the first time

The price of a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computer is going up $10, and its supply is expected to be capped at seven million devices this year due to the ongoing global chip shortage. Demand for components is outstripping manufacturing capacity at the moment; pre-pandemic, assembly lines were being red-lined as cloud …

  1. Death Boffin
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    Only temporary

    Nothing is more permanent than a temporary price increase.

    1. batfastad

      Re: Only temporary

      And actually... good on them. Those lower-spec Pis are ridiculously cheap and I imagine commercial users take up a decent chunk of that production.

    2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Only temporary

      >Nothing is more permanent than a temporary price increase.

      Yes the one immutable truth of computing over the last 50years has been the ever increasing cost of processing power and storage

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Only temporary

      other than temporary tax hikes and temporary restrictions on freedoms.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Only temporary

      Temporary :

      UK income tax

      UK licencing hours

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Only temporary

        wasn't VAT temporary, as 'a bonus of joining this great, international trading organisation that we have recently abandoned in persuit of richer ground'?

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