Engineers looking for precision measurements from an oscilloscope are now inundated with instruments offering higher resolution and performance specifications in a variety of packages, configurations, and price points. How to evaluate these options and understand the power and limitations of these design decisions? We will discuss the key hardware differences and the real impact of these changes on high fidelity measurement applications. We will link these improvements to the benefits and analysis they make available to the engineer. Armed with an understanding of the underlying features and analysis tools, find the best instrument for the application.