I’m looking at getting an oscilloscope and multimeter, and the two systems in the title caught my eye. The Owon HDS1021M is a handheld oscilloscope + multimeter for around $280 US, and I assume that everyone here knows what the DSO Quad is. I’m trying to figure out which one is best for me, and at this point the DSO Quad looks like a clear winner. Could someone please verify for me that the following is correct?
DSO Quad advantages
- 2x analogue channels (1x channel on the HDS1021M)
- Higher bandwidth (72MHz versus 20MHz)
- Open source with firmware updates available
- Lighter (around 100g versus 455g) and smaller
- Function generator built-in
- $80 US cheaper - enough that I can just buy the DSO Quad and a good multimeter separately
- More buttons - might be less scrolling through menus
- Higher sampling rate (100MSPS versus 72MSPS)
- Built-in multimeter
- More rugged design
I’m not sure what the battery life on the DSO Quad is like; the HDS1021M manages 6 hours. Both have 320x240 colour screens.
Anyway, from that the DSO Quad looks much better. However, it’d be great if someone could tell me if I’ve missed anything important in the comparison.