The day that the Raspberry Pi launched: 29 February 2012 the 10,000 units sold out in 1.5 hours. After 6 years of development it must have been a great moment for those behind the development of the world's cheapest computer.
So what is it? The Raspberry Pie is a credit-card sized computer board. No screen, no laptop, no case (though one may be coming later). Hell there's not even the standard battery used to keep the internal clock working when the power is cut.
Its not very pretty - in fact its the exact opposite fo the oh so elegant, pretty and expensive Apple computers that we are all so familiar with.