I was emailed recently and asked if I would cover the differences between the Education version and the Retail version. I was also asked to give opinions on which to buy.
This topic has been covered in earlier posts, so I'm going to just provide some links here for those earlier discussions.
As for my opinion - I don't really have one. What I can tell you is what was told to me by Soren Lund:
1. The retail version is intended for those who will not be using the kit in a classroom or with any of the educational programs being developed.
2. Buy the education version if you will be using the kit in a classroom or anticipate purchasing any of the educational programs being developed for it.
Pretty simple. Remember, the Education version does NOT come with RoboCenter - the projects for each version are different. It comes with Robo Educator that has projects that are more in-line with the educational projects a classroom would use.