The XT6i, with its object locator, allows the novice stargazer to find more than 14,000 objects with pushbutton ease. The Dobsonian telescope base is very stable yet portable, and the computerized IntelliScope system helps locate objects in seconds.
I have owned my XT6i for just about a month now, and I am very happy with my choice. I did a lot of research before purchasing this telescope, and while many reviewers will say "aperture is everything," I am very glad I went with a slightly smaller scope that includes the object locator. The "push-to" navigation is very easy to use, and I have been able to find some really beautiful objects with the controller. For me, the XT6i is just about on the edge of portability--I don't think I'd feel comfortable lugging around a larger scope. Once it is in position, the scope is super stable and easy to push/pull with the slewing knob on the front of the tube. I like the right-angle finder scope, but I will also be outfitting my XT6i with a telrad finder, which will make it a really ideal beginning scope. I recommend this telescope very highly.