Using a PC is not a limitation..it opens up a whole world of power and flexibility. If your preference is a hand held unit, a small tablet PC or one of the new micro PCs make it so. Ruggedized ones are available too.
Not sure if you are referring to a heritage Vantage or Vantage Pro. The heritage Vantage isn't a scope, the Vantage Pro is a pretty good one but can't keep up with a Pico for many reasons.
A less capable native hand held unit may be slightly more convenient but how convenient is it really if you can't capture the problem easily because of the instruments limitations?
Here at Autonerdz, we provide the resources that make PicoScope experts. Recently, we had a shop purchase a four channel automotive kit because their hand held scopes were not up the the task of capturing an intermittent problem that would only happen under road load conditions that was driving them nuts.
After a day of studying the exclusive training materials we supply with our scope kits and a couple of questions on the phone and email....The next day the tech had the problem on the screen from the first road test. Pico had done what none of the other scopes in the shop could do on repeated attempts.
Rather than post the whole scenario here you can read about it here starting at reply #1
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