This looks very cool and ill. Have a look at this in a minute, but first of all i wanted to get the laptop out and start building that up. Okay, so all sorts of things in the box. So this is a mouse which actually comes with a dongle as well, so its ready to go. You can see a 2.4 g dongle weve got a usb power supply, but you wouldnt plug this straight into a pi uh, because its 12 volt 2 amps, which is 24 watts but thats to charge up the laptop and power the laptop at the same time. So it needs more power than a normal pipe. We also have this, which is a fan, but also allows the gpio pins to be used. Sd card adapter mines already got an sd card in it. This plugs into the side of the laptop to give you access to all the accessories. So this is a bit like the gpios, so youre plugging the accessories into this, and then i guess, following all the courses to be able to see how it all works, various different bolts, a couple of bits of acrylic. I need to pull off this brown paper. I guess its clear inside and an instruction book which opens out and what looks like pretty clear instructions on how to put the pie inside so its a pi 4 im going to use my pi 4 4 gig and the laptop which has a very nice crow.

Pi logo on here etched in and if we spin it around and flip it open, looks very nice pull off this, so weve got on the side. This is the port for adding the accessories headphone jack, full size, hdmi usb c for the charger, and then weve got the slot to give you ethernet and three of the usb sockets from the pi and on the back. Weve got a couple of speakers, its actually stereo, and so somewhere inside this. There is a battery lets close that down and flip it upside down. Now i think this is magnetic yeah. This is magnetic, so just comes out with you just flipping it open. This is screwed in so i guess the batteries in here might be worth having a quick look in there yeah that reveals the battery, which is 500 milliamp, so nothing else in there so lets pop that back on thats the last screw in what i have noticed. Really nice rubber feet on the base of it, so it doesnt move around. You can see that my board is already in there, so the board that actually attaches to the pie is actually already in place, and i guess thats, because ribbon cables can be a pain to connect and disconnect so thats. A nice addition. So first step is to install these magnets on the pi. I do like magnets, so its these four ive already put one in as you can see there, we go all in next pop the sd card adapter in so lets.

Take some of this tape off to release all of this thats just for transit pop the hdmi board in so that must be this way around im going to get these nice and straight pop the little usb adapter in here now, if we spin this around. So this is the port thats blanked off, so it must be this top one here being careful mate to make sure that little ribbon, cable doesnt come out yeah thats in so this obviously goes flush with the case. So we can pop this in, and this should snap into place with the magnets now yeah thats held in place with the magnets, thats, so cool. So no movement at all really really neat. Look at the way all that fits in and then we can see all the ports that are accessible and then we can pop this on top, which is for the gpio pins. So that basically takes them out to here – and i guess ultimately out to this cable – to be able to use all the accessories, so that must be well. The fan obviously is going to go on top of the cpu and that pushes all the way down thats the hardest bit so far, i would say getting that bit on, but thats still pretty simple and lets pop this magnetic lid back on, do like that, and We can spin it around and we can plug into the usb charge socket and its worth labeling that plug to make sure that you dont use it for something else, as its 12 volt, okay, so plugged in and switch on, and if we flip it open.

So weve got a light on the side there. You can see and lets just press the power button, nice little alacro logo that comes up at the start, nice little customized loading screen as well with the pi logo on the eye. Okay, so straight into the lessons which is decent and if i try the trackpad up here seems like a weird place for it, but uh rather that than not having a trackpad. You know. Sometimes you dont want to have to get a mouse out, oh yeah, so they have gone for a definitely a different style. Its based on raspberry pi os, in fact lets have a look so lets go down to terminal. So, although the track pad is fine, uh, its definitely going to be nicer to use a mouse so im going to use the mouse so pop an a battery in pop the little dongle out and then put that in might as well put that in the usb 2 socket so thats the one nearer to me. The two usb 3 sockets are behind it. So now i have yeah mouse control, so much quicker. Much nicer to use lets pop this base on and ive plugged in an hdmi socket and the default is to have exactly the same display. So ive got exactly the same display on the top screen, as i have on the bottom screen im sure you can change that, but thats handy for me because ive done this, so i can screen capture so rather than show you the laptop, i can show you Whats happening on the screen: okay, so it doesnt.

Let me change the screen resolution and my capture device doesnt like it as it is so lets, go configure and screens. So hdmi 1 is this screen and you can see it comes up with fixed mode. But if i do exactly the same, configure and screens and hdmi 2, that also does the same now be able to do this in other operating systems, but maybe they block this so that people dont accidentally change the resolution or mess about with the system. It looks like its running in about 720, something like that, but ill find out from the specs later on, so lets just run neofetch. I dont know if its already installed. No so sudo install neofetch and yes, keyboard feels nice and lets run neo fetch again. Oh unable to i just i was on autopilot then, and i thought it was just going to install it and and work. You know what it is. Ive just not got a network, so if i plug in my ethernet connection could connect it to wi fi. Obviously, the pi has wi fi, but its always quicker to do ethernet and lets. Try that again, you dont need to do this. Im only doing this to see what the operating system is so sudo out, install neofetch, thats, better, always read what it says: yeah its a good screen. I tell you it it whats nice about it is its very non reflective. So i can see much more reflection in my main monitor than i can in this screen and its good from an angle as well.

Okay, thats done so lets run near fetch and we can see that its running the 32 bit version of raspberry pi os, and that will be all about compatibility. Although that said, the 64 bit performs better but 32 bit still may have some more compatibility with some of the maker side of the pi. So i can see why theyve done that and its not overclocked its running at stock 1500, and you can see this is my 4 gig pie. So lets have a quick look at the software. So, as i said before, this shows up pi panel. Whenever you start it up so theres uh, all sorts of lets, code, lessons and python lessons and projects and various different things in here so really nice way to get started. But we also have the sort of conventional way of using a computer. So weve got programming. Weve got education, weve got the internet which is chromium web browser, weve got vlc media player for playing video and audio files. Weve got an image viewer for viewing our photos under accessories. Most of the same things, youd get with raspberry pi os, but we also do have planck, which is this really nice dock, very configurable dock down the bottom here, which i really like so electronics weve got the arduino side of it under help. Weve got bookshelf and what this does on a pie is gives you access to various different, raspberry, pi and also books and hack space here as well and wireframe magazine.

So you can download them for free and view them on your pi or print them out. If you choose, then under preferences, weve got add, remove programs, i dont know what the password is on. This ive tried a few different things and i couldnt find what it is ill put it in the description, but because mine, i guess, was all pre set up. Someone has already created a password on it and you can see for switching off youve got this logout option, which is just standard, and at the top here, weve already got vnc installed for remote access to this device, the battery level. I thought, if you clicked on it, it might give a percentage, but i guess it just goes down as youre using it. Mine shows that its charging, because its got a power cable plugged into it. You can see bluetooth and weve got my network here as well, and also access to the sound, so theyve got a very nice simple to use operating system which really fits the device well. So this is the crow tail part of the kit, which is all the maker side of it, and it comes with a really nice book with all sorts of information in there and its really clear and easy to understand. Lots of things are already installed onto this laptop anyway or on the sd card, and you can work through that, if youre into the maker side of it.

So this part, which the guide mostly refers to, has gpio pins to go on top of the pie, and you can use that or you can use this board that ive put here with a couple of things plugged in, because i want to show you how it Works – and you have these very handy plugs, which you can just pop in and then connect all the different attachments to so things like a humidity sensor, an lcd screen, all sorts of lights, buzzers, all sorts of things, even motors and servos, and things like that and Also, a remote control, but have a look on the site if you want to go through all the details on that ill. Just show you this quick demo uh with this one, so i plugged in the board that comes with the kit and also the ribbon cable. This is a motion sensor and this is an led light. Theres no script running at the moment, so the led light is just on. So if we go over to the computer and we can go to the folder and in here, ive got rpi starter kit and examples, and here are all your example code. So if i get a number seven that will automatically launch in thoni and if i hit play the light goes off and then, if i move my hand, you can see the light comes on immediately detecting the motion. So this is the motion sensor, detecting the motion and the led light coming on and theres loads more stuff in there like that, if youre into the maker side of it, it is great now i couldnt see any software for the webcam or the microphone and as I dont know the password in this os and i wanted to try different operating systems anyway, im going to boot up a different operating system.

Now the operating system is running from an sd card, so lets shut it down. First of all and youll see the light. Go out when the machine is off lets just unplug the ethernet cable, while its doing that you can see. No signal has come up on the screen. Okay, so thats off lets unplug and turn it over, because i wanted to show inside this panel because the sd slot is actually on both sides of this device and you can switch to the other slot just by switching that now. So obviously this is the operating system thats in there. I could also push in and thats ejected, so thats not going to be reading that and the reason im doing. That is because i want to boot from usb so lets pop this back on, because ive got on this ssd drive kde plasma, which is my main operating system on the pi. So if i plug that into the usb 3 socket on this device, plug my ethernet back in and lets switch it on so because we effectively have no sd card in there, it should automatically select usb boot, which it has so lets log in and no problems With resolution its just started up straight away and, as you can see, its detected dual desktops. Okay, so ive switched it that my monitor is now the primary display, and this is the secondary display. So you can see i can drag from one screen to the other.

With the mouse nice and simply – and it handles that perfectly but im going to continue on the top screen because its easier to show it with screen capture so lets try and get this webcam working. So if i go to the software store, because the webcam is supposed to show up like a usb camera, so lets do a search for cheese and lets see what happens if we install that okay, so thats finished installing so lets hit, launch and see if it Detects the camera, you can see it opening at the bottom here yeah, so the web camera works just like an ordinary usb camera, which is great lets see what we can do with the microphone. Uh lets go for audacity on this, which is some brilliant audio editing. Software, okay, so thats installed, so we can launch that and uh it says default microphone so well see what happens if we just start pressing record yeah, i can see its picking up the audio straight away. I wonder if we can play that back through the speakers. So lets stop that hit play okay, so got no sound, so i must have to enable that i probably got it set to something different in here lets. Try the hdmi audio yeah. I can see its picking up the audio you can hear thats playing back. So the microphone works and just again looks like it works like a standard usb microphone. So no extra configuration to think that this is the first time that ive tried both the webcam and the microphone.

Both were picked up straight away. So thats really nice to see. Lets quickly try a bit of youtube and see what the audio sounds like on that. Okay. So the sound is pretty functional, uh, its quite tinny, but it is better than having no sound plus. We have an audio output jack still, so we can plug in headphones or a speaker and also because its a part, its got bluetooth as well. Just gon na have a look and see if im overclocked uh, because i would imagine i am because this is the operating system. I use all the time, although i might have turned it off uh for a different video, okay, so im overclocked to 1800, so thats pretty safe for a pie. The fan doesnt seem to be any faster. It seems to be performing exactly as i would expect it to so yeah its definitely coping with that. I could probably push it quite a bit higher now ill have p sensor on here as well, which is a way of checking the temperature, so lets see how hot it is been playing a bit of youtube. Ive been installing things uh, so at the moment, 58 degrees yeah no worries with that at all, so the calling is is actually pretty quiet, its its certainly not an annoying fan. Im conscious theres a fan there, because i pretty much always use my pie silent, but its not annoying and its surprisingly quiet, considering what its doing so lets try a different operating system.

So in the instructions theres a list of operating systems, you can see raspbian, ubuntu, centos and many more, but they didnt mention windows 98, so lets give that a try so run installed operating system and this one ive got a separate video on how to install windows. 98 and windows 95 on a pi 4, but it looks like its booting up all right. Okay doesnt seem to like the mouse, but if i hit the tab key and enter, i can still launch programs from here. So windows 98 is working on there. I dont know why it doesnt like the mouse, probably because i installed it using a different mouse, maybe using the method i used in the video, but lets see if we can have a little go on alaska mania yeah. All of this is working yeah working perfectly and the sound sounds alright on this game. Its obviously pretty basic, sound, so lets try something else great to see pi mega working and uh. If we try and launch a game so something like cannon fodder, so cannon fodder is working, but i havent got any sound. So i probably need to play around with that um to be able to get that working. But you can see that its lovely and smooth and everythings working as it should be, which is great to see and heres batacera, which wasnt mentioned on that list. But as you can see, is working fine. So we pick something like playstation and dave: mirror freestyle, bmx, yeah thats working fine great to have this on a portable device, so playstation and also dreamcast playstation portable, all the other things that run so well on a pi 4.

. So, im actually really impressed with what electro has done with this laptop, its uh, its a bit chunky um. But what can you do if youre trying to fit a pi 4 inside a laptop – and i think actually theyve done a really good job? So obviously the pi 4 is in this side. You can see why they put the track pad at the back, because theres more room for the keyboard and actually its a really nice big keyboard, its nice and responsive. When i played games on it, its been absolutely fine as well so yeah great job and thanks very much to alacro for sending it to me. I hope all this helps thanks very much for watching.

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