Can I put a Raspberry Pi 4 in a pi-top [3], pi-top CEED or pi-top [1]?

The Raspberry Pi 4 can be connected and used with all earlier pi-top products via a VNC connection. We are actively considering further ways that our existing pi-top users can benefit from Raspberry Pi 4.

Can I put a Raspberry 4 in a pi-top [3]?

Raspberry Pi version 

pi-top [1]

pi-top CEED 

pi-top [3]

pi-top [4]

3B

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

3B+

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

4

✔️ ✔️ ✔️

The short answer is no. Although RPi4 has the same physical PCB dimensions as previous Raspberry Pi devices, there have been a number of significant changes to both the architecture of the board and locations of interfaces including; a relocation of the ethernet port, the addition of 2 USB 3.0 ports and the addition of 2 x micro-HDMI ports.

Due to these changes, unlike previous releases of the Raspberry Pi, it is not possible to swap out the board in our earlier device models that support Raspberry Pi up to version 3B+ for the Raspberry Pi 4 so there will not be an upgrade kit, unfortunately. Any modification of the pi-top [3] to try to install a RPi4 will void your warranty. 

However, the Raspberry Pi 4 can be connected and used with all earlier pi-top products via a VNC connection. We are actively considering further ways that our existing pi-top users can benefit from Raspberry Pi 4.

Here's a table showing which Raspbery Pis are compatible with which of our pi-tops.