Last week I received my first Raspberry Pi 4. This blog is about setting it up
The Raspberry Pi 4 have 2 HDMI port (one for input and one for output). They are both in microHDMI format, I guess to save space. This is a somewhat uncommon connector and first I have to scramble to get a cable. I pretty sure I have one but it is always difficult to dig it out from piles of stuff. Eventually I do find a converter connector.
Getting the image
I get the Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended software 2019-07-10-raspbian-buster-full.zip from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
i prepare a 32GB microSD card, USB keyboard, and proceed on to the next step.
Writing the image
The process to do it is mentioned in https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/windows.md . i use Win32DiskImager
Powering it up
I use the Raspberry Pi official USB-C Power supply. It is capable of producing 5.1V 3A DC output. 3A is pretty commendable considering that I have MateBook 13 that is powered only with 2A USB-C power supply.
upon first starting out it prompt for user to choose country, language. It then update the softwre by checking online.
booting up is really faster than previous raspberry pi.