BenQ 1800 not popular?

I notice that there are not many BenQ 1800 users here.
Is it not good ? or Is it too new ?

The 1800 is the same as the LiteOn LH-18A1P. LiteOn bought BenQ last year.

DW1800 is a good drive for average Yoe, no doubts about that. :slight_smile:

But for hardcore BenQ users that been spoiled with BenQ/Philips Nexperia based drives (1620/1640/1650) for more then two years now, DW1800 just isn’t in the same class.

[I]Note,[/I] DW1800 is based on MediaTek chipset and drive is also known as Lite-On LH-18A1P. [[I]Edit[/I], I see kentb53 just posted about this.]

So, people prefer to buy Lite-On even if they’re the same drive?
Any reason

These new BenQ’s aren’t widely available (Asia only?)

No, they aren’t in the US – only as a LiteOn LH-18A1P. I’ve not seen any being sold as BenQ 1800.

ic. That’s why.
Yes, I’m in Asia.