All the stuff mentioned is basically emulation on jailbroken stuff. This is supposed to be no-nonsense, simple emulation, and with an OS to run other applications. As the open pandora sites says, 'completely open, no jailbreak bullshit'. I think if it had video output to more than old TVs, I might consider coughing up that much, since it's a tiny laptop with 10 hr. battery (if the claims are true). But because it's not, then it does seem painful to pay that much for that thing. I guess it depends how much you want to pay to remove all the hassle of old game emulation on a handheld. But then you buy it and it turns out to be hype and it actually sucks. No way to test this before buying.