Stay@HomeElectronics wrote:Those oscilloscopes have a pretty hefty price on them. Have you tried to get the manufacturer or distributor to give you a demo of each?
I actually did test drive both of them- I was curious if anyone else had any insights.
You may also want to look into LeCroy oscilloscopes. I am sure they probably also have one with similar specifications.
*shudder* - must not use oscilloscope that runs Windows XP ....
The company that I am at always chose Tektronics because more engineers like the feel of the equipment over that of the Agilent. We picked the one that was the most intuitive, since both pieces of equipment where easily capable of doing the tasks we would ask of them.
I ended up going with the Tektronix. The screen is plenty large enough- and the Agilent, while beautiful, would have taken up even more room. So far- no regrets. The Agilent has a fast signal processor, but the Tek has a faster capture rate. It's all a bit of a wash in the end. I chose Tek because I've used them before and never regretted it.