"The main worry from the price point of view is that A9home plus CD/DVD drive comes to 680ukp inc VAT, whilst the cheapest Iyonixes start at 799ukp inc VAT. ... [but] the A9home is aimed at a different market."
I'm not sure I'm convinced - I was under the impression that the "different market" was all those people who have RiscPCs but were never able to justify the price of an Iyonix. So the crucial point is *price*. As you say, however, price doesn't seem much of a strong point