That is a bit on the expensive side.
I was thinking of getting one for learning to program and learn a bit about Linux.
It does hold the advantage of being so cheap as well once you have all the bits after the first major purchase, if things go wrong it's just another £35 (or £15 if it's the SD card).
But I think to be honest I will end up getting one in the next month or so. Having a look around online, it does seem to be the more enjoyable way to learn programming and other things.
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