However, if you can afford it, go higher and you won't need to buy another for some time.
You can buy incredibly cheap PC oscilloscopes (i.e. ones that run from a laptop usb port and use the laptop for the display and controls) from China/Hong Kong on eBay. For example, this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Channel-PC-Computer-USB-Digital-Storage-Oscilloscope-/290550560370?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item43a629b672 is only GBP21 including carriage (but only spec'd up to 3kHz), while this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DSO-2090-100Msa-s-USB-PC-Virtual-Storage-Oscilloscope-/320467863941?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item4a9d5f8985 is spec'd up to 40MHz and costs GBP109. I haven't any experience of these so I don't know if they are any good, but I'm tempted to buy one.There's even an Arduinoscope sketch to turn an Arduino into a low-frequency PC oscillosope.
While attractively priced, they both seem have a maximum 5 volts input specification. While that is useful for logic and low level stuff, I would find that limit would cramp my style. Guess I'll just stay with my vintage analog Tektronix 2213 scope.
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