To be fair, I think they are trying to iron out licence issues as Win 8.1 should be free on that device. They offer a licensed version for $29 which is still good value. I think I might wait for the Intel one too but more for support.I think its scandalous to advertise something as coming with Windows 8.1 and then expect the buyer to pay for a license,
there is a crack around now that doesn't require reactivating every 6 months but you shouldn't have to resort to something like this.
I was interested in getting one of these for a family member but think I'll just wait until the Intel Compute Stick is out which will work out cheaper as it will have Windows activated