If you already own several LabPros that you use with computers and are looking to add additional stations, the LabQuest Mini is our recommended option. Although it looks different than LabPro, it functions the same when connected to a computer and costs considerably less. Below is a list of differences:
– LabQuest Mini is less expensive than a LabPro.
– The LabQuest Mini design is ten years newer than a LabPro.
– LabPro requires batteries or a power supply. LabQuest Mini gets its power from USB and does not require batteries or a power supply.
– LabPro can be used remotely with or without a calculator.
– LabPro works with a TI calculator and a LabQuest Mini will not.
– LabPro has a low-frequency function generator built in, and LabQuest mini does not. As a result LabPro can be used to drive our Power Amplifier and LabQuest Mini cannot.
– LabPro has 4 analog channels and LabQuest Mini has 3.
– LabQuest Mini is faster than LabPro (maximum rate 100,000 pts/s instead of 50,000 pts/s).
– LabQuest Mini is smaller than a LabPro.
– LabQuest Mini is recommended for use with Differential Voltage Probe (DVP-BTA) instead of Voltage Probe (VP-BTA). See: Why does the 10 V voltage probe not read zero when the clips are disconnected?