TOP 27 Popular Raspberry Pi Displays & Screens

Choosing the right display and screens for your Raspberry Pi projects can make all the difference. However, with so many different sizes and types from HDMI displays, resistive touch displays, TFT displays, e-ink displays and displays with cool RGB matrices, which one should you choose?

Fret not, I will go through all of the popular displays available to guide you on the different features and benefits each one offers.
S.N. This article will be constantly kept updated with the newest displays available. (Updated June 2021)

Without further ado, let’s check our selection of the top Raspberry Pi displays and screens you should be considering now!

reTerminal CM4104032- Embedded Linux with Raspberry Pi CM4 and 5-Inch Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen

The reTerminal is an industrial PC with a built-in 5-Inch Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen. The unique feature about the reTerminal is that it is designed to run a plethora of applications! The powerful Quad-Core Cortex-A72 CPU that comes with the in-built Raspberry PI CM4 enables that. It is a Microsoft Azure Certified device.

You might have noticed that it comes with a screen as well. It is a 5-inch multi-touch screen that is IPS with awesome viewing angles. Jam-packed with features, it offers rich interfaces, high speed expansion interfaces, and also security features! Furthermore, you can expand this system easily with its modular design. 

Triple-Color E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi

This 2.7” triple-colour e-ink display features high contrast and also a wide viewing angle! E-ink screen, also known as E-paper screen, has lots of advantages compared with traditional backlight display like LCDs. It can display images or words like they are on paper without any electricity for a long time! The display area of this module is 2.7 inches which contain 264×176 pixels. Each pixel can display red, white and black.

There is another 2.13” version as well with the same jam-packed features. This version contains 212×104 pixels, being able to display red, white and black colours as well.

These displays work as Pi Hat, being able to connect by plugging them into the Raspberry Pi GPIO header. It communicates with the Raspberry Pi via the 4-wire SPI interface. At the same time, there are reserved Grove I2C interface for other I2C modules that you can connect to the Raspberry Pi.

Find out more about the 2.7” triple-colour e-ink display here and the 2.13” version here!

Grove – 16X2 LCD RGB Backlight – Full Color Display

Be it for displaying your own DIY images, or making a DIY calculator, you will not be disappointed with this mini display! With only 16×2 characters with 5*8 pixels each, it comes with RGB for a full-colour display.

A traditional 16×2 LCD requires up to 10 I/O pins on the Raspberry Pi to display. However, this display uses a Grove I2C connector, requiring only 2 signal pins and 2 power pins to connect. Just plug it into the I2C interface on a Raspberry Pi Grove Base Hat via the Grove cable and you’re set! No complicated wiring, no soldering, no fuss! 

Find out more about the Grove – 16X2 LCD RGB Display now at Seeed’s online store now! You can learn more about Seeed’s Grove product line on our wiki page too.

1.14inch LCD Display Module for Raspberry Pi Pico

For the Pi Pico users, this is a 1.14 inch LCD display module. It features up to 65K RGB Colors, all crammed into a tiny form factor of 240×135 pixels. It uses an SPI interface with an SPI bus. This means that you get all the benefits of using SPI as well such as multiple peripherals and high speed!

Find out more about the 1.14 inch LCD display module at Seeed’s online store now!

Raspberry Pi RGB-LED-Matrix Expansion Module

Designed for the Raspberry Pi B/B+/A+, it comes with an 8X8 grid of 5.0mm Matrix LEDs. You can display custom content via programming, making it a good desk decoration. It can be a fun project to learn more about programming on the Raspberry Pi, great for beginners!

Similar to a Raspberry Pi Hat, no wires are needed to connect this. It is all plug-and-play! It has RGB with full colours, and its ultrathin design makes it very versatile!

Find out more at Seeed’s online store!

5-Inch 800×480 DSI Interface LCD Capacitive Touchscreen

This is a 5-Inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch support and has a resolution of 800×480. The panel is TN, which means, it has a very low power consumption with a short response time and a high refresh rate. Also, only a single DSI interface is required for both power supply and data transmission. It is very easy to set up this LCD with a Raspberry Pi without needing any additional drivers, making it truly a plug-and-play display.

You can easily mount your Raspberry Pi behind this LCD and realize your touch-based Raspberry Pi projects with ease.

Wio Terminal equipped with a 2.4” LCD Screen

Meet Wio Terminal, equipping with Screen + Development Board + Input/Output Interface + Enclosure.

Wio Terminal is an ATSAMD51-based microcontroller with wireless connectivity supported by Realtek RTL8720DN. Its CPU speed runs at 120MHz (Boost up to 200MHz). 

The Wio Terminal itself is equipped with a 2.4” LCD Screen, onboard IMU(LIS3DHTR), microphone, buzzer, microSD card slot, light sensor, and infrared emitter(IR 940nm)

There is a Raspberry Pi 40-pin on the device so that:

  • Can be mounted to a Raspberry Pi as a slave device
  • Raspberry Pi’s HAT can be used with an adapter cable

HDMI IPS LCD Display for Raspberry Pi  

These are ISP HDMI displays with high-resolution and ultra-wide viewing angles. Specifically, the 5-inch and 7-inch displays have a resolution of 720 x 1280 and a viewing angle up to double 178 degrees (178/178). The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1200 x 1980 and a viewing angle up to double 178 degrees (178/178). They are small and light, easy to carry, and compatible with most platforms with an HDMI interface. No need for drivers, true plug and play.

5 inch 720×1280 HDMI IPS LCD Display for Raspberry Pi

7 inch 720×1280 HDMI IPS LCD Display for Raspberry Pi

10.1 inch 1200×1980 HDMI IPS LCD Display for Raspberry Pi

TFT displays offer fantastic resolution & definition for Raspberry Pi.

2.8 Inch USB TFT Display Module For Raspberry Pi

For handheld applications requiring both portability and power-saving features, this portable USB monitor with touchscreen (RPUSBDisp), proudly released by Seeed Studio, is ideal. It is designed specifically for MiniPC applications, having the same size as a business card, and just requires a USB cable to power the device.

3.5 Inch TFT Display for Raspberry Pi – Resistive Touch Screen

This TFT Touchscreen HAT is specially designed for Raspberry Pi. It features video support, virtual keyboard support and the ability to take photos via touch.

Raspberry Pi 7 inch Touchscreen Display

This 7-inch touchscreen monitor for Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects. The 800 x 480 display connects via an adapter board that handles power and signal conversion. Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. 

Raspberry Pi 7 Inch HDMI 1280×800 IPS Display

This 7-inch high-resolution 1280 x 800 IPS LCD module kit is also popular with direct plug-and-play support, OSD language support and brightness and colour adjustment.

Pimoroni Unicorn HAT HD – 256 RGB LED pixels in a 16×16 matrix

Step up your LED game! The Unicorn HAT HD crams 256 RGB LEDs in a 16×16 matrix, onto a single HAT. High-definition rainbow goodness!

You can still use it for all of the same things as the regular Unicorn HAT, but with 4 times as many pixels it can make much more complex animations possible, including scrolling text, and even low-resolution videos.

The MagPi said that the Unicorn HAT HAD had a “real wow factor” and that the “performance is excellent” in their five-star review.

Raspberry Pi Resistive Touch Screen

Resistive touch displays are recognized for their ready-to-use nature for Raspberry Pi projects.

PiShow 2.8 Inch Resistive Touch Display

PiShow 2.4 inch Resistive Touch Display

Touch screens from PiShow are very easy to set up. Without the need for a cable or extra power supply, they can be directly attached to the Raspberry Pi. A system kernel with the LCD driver is pre-packaged for you so you can upload to many OSs for Raspberry Pi such as Raspbian, Fedora or Ubuntu.

2.7 Inch E-Ink display HAT for Raspberry Pi & Arduino

This is an e-ink display HAT for Raspberry Pi; 2.7 inch, 264 x 176 resolution, with an embedded controller, communicating via an SPI interface and supports a red, black, and white three-colour display.

Raspberry Pi 0.96” OLED Display Module

Lastly, don’t forget the OLED display module for Raspberry Pi with a cool OLED graphic!

This OLED display module consists of 128 x 64 yellow and blue OLED pixels. Diagonally, it measures only 0.96 inches. It has its own backlight, which reduces the power required to run the OLED.

7inch HDMI LCD (H), 1024×600, IPS, supports various systems, capacitive touch, supports Raspberry Pi 4 $57.99

With this IPS 7inch HDMI LCD, you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues because this LCD supports almost all the Mini PCs and many common systems like Raspbian, Ubuntu, and Windows 10. Besides, the LCD has many user interfaces for different functions like the speaker, ear jack and user buttons. All these functions will fulfil all your demands on a media centre.

11.6inch HDMI LCD (H) (with case), 1920*1080, IPS, Capacitive touch, Support Raspberry Pi 4 $146.99

  • 11.6inch IPS screen,1920×1080 hardware resolution
  • Toughened glass capacitive touch panel, 6H hardness
  • Supports popular mini PCs such as Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, BB Black, as well as general desktop computers
  • When works with Raspberry Pi, supports Raspbian/Ubuntu/Kali/Retropie/WIN10 IOT, driver free
  • When working as a computer monitor, supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7, ten-points touch, and driver free

Nextion Enhanced Touch Displays

Nextion is a Human Machine Interface(HMI) solution that provides a control and visualization interface between a human and a process, machine, application, or appliance. Nextion is not just a touch display, and it has a hardware part and a software part that is well developed for HMI applications.

Nextion Enhanced NX3224T024 – Generic 2.4” HMI 320*240 Touch Display for Arduino Raspberry Pi $15.70

  • Nextion TFT resistive touch display
  • 2.4” with 320*240 resolution
  • Providing HMI function for an external device like Arduino board or Raspberry Pi
  • Including GUI development software and many API commands for GUI development

Nextion Enhanced NX3224K024 – Generic 2.4” HMI Touch Display$20.40

Nextion Enhanced NX3224K024 is a powerful 2.4” HMI (Human Machine Interface) TFT display. With 16MB Flash data storage space, 1024 bytes EEPROM, and 3584 bytes RAM, a large number of codes and data can be processed. With GPIO supported, now customers can use Nextion to control external devices.

Nextion Enhanced NX4832T035 – Generic 3.5” HMI 480*320 Touch Display for Arduino Raspberry Pi $26.90

Nextion(NX4832T035) display is a TFT display with a resolution of 400*240. The touch panel for this display is resistive touch. Nextion has only one serial(TTL) for the power supply or connection with peripheral devices like Arduino board or Raspberry Pi. What‘s more? The Nextion display has an MCU, and its frequency is up to 48MHz. With the help of 16MB flash, 3584Byte RAM, and an SD card socket, this display is embedded with rich storage for HMI programming.

Nextion Enhanced NX4827T043 – Generic 4.3” HMI 480*272 Touch Display for Arduino Raspberry Pi $43.00

  • 4.3” with 480*272 resolution
  • Providing HMI function for an external device like Arduino board or Raspberry Pi
  • Including GUI development software and many API commands for GUI development

Nextion Enhanced NX8048P070-011R – Generic 7.0” HMI 800*480 Touch Display for Arduino Raspberry Pi $79.95

Nextion(NX8048P070-011R) display is an IPS display with a resolution of 800*480. The touch panel for this display is resistive touch. Nextion has only one serial(TTL) for the power supply or connection with peripheral devices like Arduino board or Raspberry Pi. What‘s more? The Nextion display has an MCU, and its frequency is up to 200MHz. With the help of 120MB flash, 512KB RAM,1024 Byte EEPROM, and an SD card socket, this display is embedded with rich storage for HMI programming. Different from the other type ”T” Nextion displays, this type ”P” Nextion has 8 extra GPIOs(two of which are PWM pins) for connecting peripheral equipment. And there is an RTC module on the display for controlling these devices in real-time.

Nextion Enhanced NX1060P101-011C-I – Generic 10.1” HMI 1024*600 Touch Display for Arduino Raspberry Pi $129.00

With that, we have seen 27 popular models of Raspberry Pi screens currently on the market! Each of them has its own specific features for a wide range of projects.

Find out more about this all-rounded great performer at Seeed’s online store now!

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  1. DIY smart mirrors offer up a possible use for an old LED tv – especially now the more RPi models boast greater hardware specifications…, but I’m at a loss to ensure I’m buying a compatible IR touch panel – i.e. what I’ve seen available narrows the choice for the preferred screen so far to just a single model, the FC-32 on –
    – but it cannot be sourced to purchase, another 32″, the FY-32 is more readily available, but a discrepancy of mere mm could be the difference between it fitting or not.
    There’s usually a wiki with a compatibility list for reference – I’d like to input ‘UE32D5000’ and get the list of IR touch overlays, or narrow search results for 32″ screens and find compatible models listed with each overlay – I guess it’s relatively new to want to try do this, yet while the amount of overlays available is staggering – any pointers…?

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