"It is one thing to convince a hobbyist to shell out maybe £100 on a RiscPC so he can play around with RO5, and maybe contribute some useful code, it is another to get him to shell out £800 on an Iyonix."
Which opens up the age old question of - Why is modern entry level RISC OS equipment so expensive? At £500 even an A9Home is too expensive. The platform needs something equivalent to a £250-£300 machine with a degree of upgrade-ability that will get hobbists interested in our favourite operating system. As their interest develops, then they will move on to higher specced more expensive machines.