I didn't even know there was an AZ GTe. I thought you had typos in your post. Haha
I've seen another post mentioning that, I think it might be uncommon in US, I assume?
To be honest, it's quite confusing.
According to my seller they are rebranding AZ GT to AZ GTe and GTi last year. Even the skywatcher website here uses a photo of GTi for a listing for GTe, so I assume they don't really put attention to it either. It create quite a mess because online retailers put the same image from skywatcher..meaning most AZ GTe listing are using GTi pictures .
Physically they have similar features, only lacking "freedom find-dual encoder" markings on side.
So, there are four versions in total.
-AZ GT version, the first when it's launched
-AZ GTe version, an AZ GTi without encoder
-AZ GTe version without az clutch
-AZ GTi version, common version
-Heliofind version (solarquest scope bundle) - similar shape to AZ GTe without AZ clutch
I noticed the variations are for the ones being sold with different telescope bundles.
Edited by Bowlerhat, 13 June 2019 - 08:28 PM.