2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Keysight Oscilloscopes?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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20 Answers
AC
Principal at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

I don't make product buying decisions for these.

Search for a product comparison
YL
Engineer at Huawei Technologies
Real User
2019-02-04T08:29:00Z
Feb 4, 2019

The pricing is very expensive. They sent their device to demo to us before purchasing.

RN
Project Hardware Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-02-03T07:05:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

While I don't have transparency on the pricing, it works within my budget.

MM
System Engineer at Inphi Corporation
Real User
2019-02-03T07:05:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The cost is always a struggle. We always wish that we could do more for less.

YS
Technologist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T07:05:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

We are looking at $600,000 and it's obviously expensive, but compared to others, everybody is in the same ballpark.

RZ
Technologist at Western Digital
Real User
2019-02-03T07:05:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The pricing is on the high side.

LK
Signal Integrity Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

I don't see the price lists, but our company does get some discounts. I don't think we buy it for the full price. Depending on your relationship with the company, I think Keysight does have different pricing models. I don't know how it is with respect to any other company or any other team, but they're not cheap. They need to be that effective for our use case.

EW
Senior Staff Hardware Engineer at Huawei Technologies
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The pricing is very expensive, but with leading technology, nothing is cheap. Our solution is upgradable. However, upgrading depends on how much money the company is willing to spend, because each upgrade will take a million dollars.

PA
Signal Integrity Engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The price is affordable for us, but for smaller companies, probably not.

HX
Director of Data Storage System Architecture at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The pricing is always high.

TP
Senior Signal Integrity Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The major factor influencing the decision-makers is the price.

RH
Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

Pricing always is very expensive. There's no free lunch.

HR
Electrical Principal Engineer at EMC Corporation
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

Pricing can be improved a bit. They try to make the pricing competitive but I think there are times that the competitors have good pricing. If Keysight can work on the pricing a bit more, that would help us to consider them completely, rather than the other ones.

QC
Signal Integrity Engineer at Juniper Networks, Inc.
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

Keysight is on the high side. If they could make the price lower without sacrificing the quality that would be great.

RF
Engineer III Electrical & RF at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

It's very expensive.

Kalyan Rapolu - PeerSpot reviewer
Applications Engineering Leader, Principal Investigator at E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

It's expensive, but the quality matters.

AC
EMI/RFI Sr. Staff Engineer at Huawei Technologies
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

It would be good if it were a little bit cheaper, of course.

CK
Signal and Power Integrity Technical Manager at Intel Corporation
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

It's very expensive because this type of equipment is not so common. For a company buying it, this is a big investment.

JL
Design Methodology and Technical Support at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

If we rented the product, it would be more affordable than buying new. I would like it to be more affordable.

Lorenzo Forni - PeerSpot reviewer
EMC Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
Leaderboard
2019-02-03T06:45:00Z
Feb 3, 2019

The pricing is good for what they offer.

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I am not really impressed with the GUI since it has not changed in almost 20 years (since I first began using the product). While the GUI part is okay, I can live with it. I would like more accuracy, particularly for multiport measurements.
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Signalling integration has room for improvement. 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. If we could get a lot of the data automatically, then maybe we could get some machine learning stuff.