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"Their software and hardware are integrated, so we don't have to spend a lot of time processing the data.""The user interface is very user-friendly. You can use a lot of functions in their scope and will provide them for you. You can update the scope's software by asking Keysight to update the software when you want.""It's easier to automate and connect with multiple devices, and at the same time with laptops.""Its versatility and accuracy are the most valuable features.""The user interface is very simple. Everyone can use it.""While it depends on the field, the learning curve is usually really quick.""Its 4 port has true differential with quite a few de-embedding features. It goes up to 40 GHz with high performance.""The user interface is very good, very graphical. It provides a lot of help in using and operating it."

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"We haven't need technical support yet because all documentation is well done and there.""The integrated lateral view makes it easier to develop your test systems and test software flow.""It helps us to save on our investment with a lot of the stuff that we buy, as we can find defects quickly.""The user interface is very good, easy to understand, and easy to operate.""Most of the features are on the screen itself. The naming convention makes it very easy to understand what is needed.""It took us less than a week to get integrated into the solution, which is very fast.""I can automate a lot of testing very quickly. With just a push of a button, I can test hundreds of different scenarios without having to do all that manual testing myself.""It saves me a lot of time. You can click a button and walk away, basically doing a week's worth of work in 20 minutes, it's a pretty good time saver."

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"Sometimes, it's quite hard to get the technical support to come onsite. If we run into a hardware, measurement, or software issue, we may have to wait a long time for them to come.""I would like more accuracy, particularly for multiport measurements.""I would like more customized functions, so we can do the programming and definitions ourselves. There is an automation flow to capture this signal, and we would like to do this ourselves.""While the user interface is good with respect to instrumentation, but with respect to documentation, I do not like it. Its documentation is slightly bad. It was not organized properly. The way it's organized is very difficult to understand, so it takes lot of time to search for one thing in particular.""They can improve, but I don't know how.""The integration between different software and hardware panels could be improved. In the software, it's not as strong as the other solutions.""The user interface is not that good. It's not very intuitive. It's functional, but it's not designed for ease of operation. It's designed for functionality.""Every component has a manufacturing tolerance. I hope Keysight software can help with the tolerance loss in manufacturing variance, which can be ten percent or five percent. In the real world, we cannot fire a really perfect test with very smooth impedance. I would like to see Keysight provide a solution to solve the issue of loss of manufacturing variance."

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"There is a learning curve. It might take a year if you're not well-versed with it.""I would like to see them increase the productivity and auxiliary functions.""I would like to see more of a tasking user base and documentation inside the instrument itself, rather than having to go online for it.""National Instruments needs to be focusing on its 5G RF applications. They are aware of this, and that's where most of their R&D is going.""It took a good year until I felt proficient using the product, as It is a complex program. Their newest version has a less steep learning curve, but back closer to 15 years ago, it was a lot less user-friendly.""There is a learning curve. It takes one to two months to get acclimated to the tool.""I would like more speed and a reduction in size.""The software has room for improvement."

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"The major factor influencing the decision-makers is the price.""The pricing is good for what they offer.""If we rented the product, it would be more affordable than buying new.""The pricing is on the high side.""It's very expensive because this type of equipment is not so common. For a company buying it, this is a big investment.""It would be good if it were a little bit cheaper, of course.""We are looking at $600,000 and it's obviously expensive, but compared to others, everybody is in the same ballpark.""The cost is always a struggle. We always wish that we could do more for less."

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"The price is a little steep. A lot of people, like our customers, use a different machine because of the price. The price has to come down a bit so we can do other tests without paying the equipment's high costs.""The pricing was good. Compared to the others, it was very good.""These products are a very low-cost, effective alternative to traditional Big Iron ATE hardware.""It's reasonably priced for what we spend our money on in the lab. It's one of the lower-end purchases.""I would like more competitive pricing.""The cost of the equipment has room for improvement. The pricing could improve.""I have saved almost 50 percent of my total budget for a project by using their products.""They have an initial investment cost, which is quite high. But, along the way, there is so much behind it that the product is really invaluable."

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Keysight Oscilloscopes is ranked 2nd in Oscilloscopes with 23 reviews while National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes is ranked 4th in Oscilloscopes with 10 reviews. Keysight Oscilloscopes is rated 8.4, while National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Keysight Oscilloscopes writes "Enables our high-speed compliance measurements for USB and display port HDMI, but GUI needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes writes "With just a push of a button, I can test hundreds of different scenarios". Keysight Oscilloscopes is most compared with Tektronix Oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes, Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes, RIGOL Oscilloscopes and Siglent, whereas National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes is most compared with Yokogawa Oscilloscopes. See our Keysight Oscilloscopes vs. National Instruments (NI) Oscilloscopes report.

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