I have recently been playing with the #RaspberryPi (B) and it is an excellent piece of kit for the money (approx 25GBP).
Due to it diminutive size I am finding it easier to work with it via a laptop using a program called VNC.
VNC is a program that enable you to work remotely from the Raspberry pi so if you short on space, monitors or keyboards it’s a great way of cutting down duplication of peripherals and saves a lot of desk space.
Both are excellent guides and saved me hours of trying to figure it out 😉
You can also use Putty for Terminal on the laptop which you can download here and I also used JuiceSSH for terminal on the Nexus 7 (available on the Google Play Store for free).
When working on the Nexus I connected a mouse via an OTG (on the go) cable. The Android keyboard doesn’t display via VNC, however, the mouse did operate via touchscreen 😉