Here is the Pi ready for use. Everything needed to run the Pi and more is plugged in - the keyboard, mouse, SD card, Ethernet cable and micro USB jack.
The LEDs in the top left corner light up to provide information such as whether the board is working, powered up and sending and receiving data.
Look out for our next gallery showing our hands-on experience with the board and just what it's capable of.
Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.