The Meade LX90 was originally launched with only an eight-inch variant. This has always been by far the most popular telescope in this series, and sightings of the larger models in the wild are relatively uncommon. The overall market for large aperture telescopes, meaning 12 inches or larger, has been dominated by truss tube Dobsonians for at least a decade now with no reason to believe that trend will change anytime soon. If you are seeking a twelve-inch aperture telescope, particularly for portable use, we encourage you to thoroughly investigate Dobsonian telescopes before making a final commitment. Larger Schmidt-Cassegrains and their derivatives are being relegated more and more towards permanent observatory setups.