This $25 board requires serial, and I think your laptop probably only has USB. So you'd have to spend ~$16+ on an adapter. It also doesn't come with the basic Atom, so you'd have spend another ~$52 on that too (or $63 for a better one).
Adding all that up, including ~$10 shipping, it comes to like ~$103.
(cough, get an Axon it has way more features, cough cough