sometimes, we overlook this china stuff. Never forget, alot of the best scanners out there are al china based anyway.This link is most likely a clone, be iffy about the LIFETIME upgrade, but this is about 250$ cdn.
@250$. nice entry level stuff, if you dont abuse it, may get many yrs out of it. So something to not overlook.
I love these clone knock offs, they copy sweet software, only thing is, hardware is cheap as heck, so knowing this, and you know you dont make a living off it, why not try it. You can learn ecu coding and stuff like that.
I even found a way to overclock one of these gadgets, but the ARM structure didnt like that. LOL. Cooked another one.
Alot of the guys here know me a bit. I kind of push things to limits.
But if you ask me to recommend a snap on virus type deal. aint doing to do it. Just a overpriced glorified windows tablet.
Better off with a android platform that is actually more stable than the windows platform I have used.
SO, do you want a 250 $ cheap dual core that cant push the data fast enough, or do you just want a code reader that can read abs and srs codes and such. Sure a dual core will do, but when you get into this stuff, you then want to plug an periscope to it. You want to ding the thing. Thats where you just understood why you under paid for a product.
Try to always go quad core. Data bayd rate is more comprehensive than with a cheap ARM structure of 5 yrs ago.
Never forget, the automotive industry is the most evolving one, even more than nasa and boeing combined.