Have owned a DOB manufactured by a another company that cost over 150 dollars more. I can see little if any difference in optics or quality of construction. Jupiter and its 4 largest moons observed sharp and clear. Its not a grab and go type scope, but it is easily taken apart in two pieces and transported in my small SUV. This is a great beginners scope, enabling one the opportunity to get into astronomy at a very reasonable cost.
Pros: Price, optics, quality of construction.
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.