I just received an excellent question on the comments board: Is the new Voluson e8 really that good?
In a word, YES.
Granted, this system is expensive, but after spending quite a bit of time with this unit, I'd have to say that it's one of my favorite machines to use. It's like it took the best of the Logiq 9 and the Voluson 730, smashed them together and turned out an outstanding product.
Are there issues? Yes. Don't buy the old one... BT06. That's why it's taken so long to make mention of it. The older software versions were problematic and it's a known factor in the industry. The problems were difficult, recurring and expensive. So bad, that there was nearly a warehouse full of the old ones. That's a fact.
But the new ones? Good luck finding 'em. The last one I had was in my office for 1.5 days... just enough to do full testing, refurb, and training video with our folks working nearly around the clock.
I'll be addressing the Voluson e8 in the coming week or two as I've just finished my work on it.
More to come... and I'll have a basic training video on it when I get time to complete it.