If you’re like most auto body and repair shop owners, it might be hard to decide between both of these stage three tools. (Stage three = the “heavyweight class” of diagnostic tools). Stage three tools come out with a lot of information and, needless to say, vendor information can be misleading–leaving many auto body and repair shops confused. That’s why Autel Consultancy has gathered the facts so you can see for yourself which tool comes out on top.
Operating System: Android 4.4.4 KitKat | Android, TM 4.4.2 KitKat
Winner: Ever find yourself saying “Where the heck do you find “___” or how do you do “__” on this thing?” Well, Elite’s twice improved OS is guaranteed to make your operating experience smoother.
Memory: 2 GB RAM & 32GB Embedded Memory | 2GB RAM & 64GB On-board Memory
Winner: MS908SP (designed specifically with the large ADAS software in mind) has twice the storage than the Elite. Don’t want to manage the amount of pds, photos, videos, etc. on your tablet? Then the MS908SP wins this round.
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra? 4 (4-PLUS-1 Quad-core processor) 1.8GHz with ARM Cortex-A15 CPU | Samsung Exynos Six-core Processor (1.3 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15
Winner: Hate buffering and loading? Go for the Elite. Its processor is “faster, better, stronger” than the MS908SP.
Camera: Rear and Front | Rear
Winner: Want to take selfies of you and your employees and also take pictures of what you’re working on? Use Elite’s front and rear cam.
Battery: External & Removable | Internal & Non-removable (except by manufacturer)
Winner: Battery problems with the Elite–no problem–just order a replacement battery! Battery problems with MS908SP? Send the whole unit in and pay 1200 USD (if out of warranty).
Updates: 2 year USA Support/free updates | 1 year free update and local support.
Winner: The Elite wins by KO. Updates go for $1200. That means you can reduce the total ownership cost of the Elite by $2400 by capitalizing on its 2 years of free updates/US support! The MS908SP only offers 1 year of free updates. (The MaxiSys Elite and MS908SP cost $3600 and $2900 respectively).
While the MS908SP is permanently replacing the MS908P as an option for people who don’t want to manage storage on their tablet, who plan to purchase the Autel ADAS Calibration KIT, and don’t have an existing tool, the Elite boasts better overall hardware specs as shown above–not to mention its convenient docking station and higher-performance battery. When also considering its free 2-year update, the Maxisys Elite wins by knockout against the MS908SP.
Note: Don’t let “the chair get pulled from under you” by purchasing online through overseas vendors from namely–you guessed it, China–who sell international MS908SP versions with 2-year updates NOT including USA support. Similarly, overseas sellers will provide the Maxisys Elite with 2-year free update WITHOUT USA support! Ensure you’re getting a USA unit–book a consultation with Curtis Hardin now and take advantage of his 2nd tier of client support.