I'd probably buy one to test how it works first, and when it turns out to be a good product I'd buy a second one. Then the first could be standing inside my room, and the second one would be used to carry around.
The one standing in my room I'd use to download things, as it consumes much less power than my laptop. I'd just install openssh-server on it so I can login from my laptop to add new tasks, and a kind of FTP server so I'd be able to transfer the downloaded stuff to my laptop when I need it. This way I don't need to buy an extra monitor. As the raspie is so small I don't assume it makes too much noise either, so I can just leave it running at night (I really hope it doesn't get overheated or anything).
The second one I'd carry around with me to places like school. As I really don't feel like taking my laptop to school, 'cause I don't want anything bad happening to it.
Quote from Archangel5089 on August 18, 2011, 15:32
I have to say, I like the idea of being able to switch out the SD cards like cartridges... Fire it up and you're straight into a different software suite or (micro!) server config.
I especially like the media server idea someone had, then when you're not using it you can change SD cards and run a test server instead via the TV.
Haven't thought of that yet. Will come in very handy as well. Thanks for the hint!