Got a quote from China, they have an XRF which has similar specs to the Bruker, I’m sure it’s not quite as nice, but it’s quite a bit cheaper - quoted as $23,500. Bruker for the Tracer i5 was $38,000.
It looks very similar - columating optics, similar power and ppm resolution, same detector technology, option to manually calibrate a given matrix. I can’t quite tell the difference between their 3 models (3000, 5000, 7000 models), though it seems the 5000 is appropriate. I’ll follow up and ask which is best for the sample types we’re interested in.
Attached is the detailed quote. What do you all think?