It can be made to order with a variety of power options including internal battery and power over ethernet. One of the benefits of low power ARM based hardware over x86 systems.
The A75 certainly appears to have plenty of appeal for many applications. With good marketing and partnership development it has tonnes of potential.
In many cases engineers want a quick, easy and reliable way to control external devices. BBC BASIC is actually very good for that sort of thing. Of course you could also use any other RISC OS programming language if BASIC isn't perferred option. For many applications lower CPU performance is not a big issue but things like size, power consumption and heat are.