Product pages now available at Plextor Europe:
It looks like these are not the US/Chinese Models 850. Maximum CD-R writing speed is 40x which would indicate that this would be another Pioneer, likely the 116/216 model. Also there is no mention of PlexUtilities and quality-check functions.
More rebadges. I wouldn't say they are crappy though, but they're still rebadges... :sad:
Is there a possibility that it's a Pio 117/217? Those were released just recently in China, at least from what I've read.
Yes it looks like a 116 & 216, not bad, lets hope that it wont have the usual premium price.
Not sure about this. I remember Sony who restricted the CD-R speed to 40x by firmware (Admitted, they additionally provided a solution to override this limit temporarily).
Let's just wait until these drives hit the shelves
Michael, if you see the picture of the drive it looks identical to the x16 series.
Hi-Res Pics available here:http://www.plextor.be/graphics/press/pictures/PX-860A.zip
Top of the case is still photoshopped but the bezel says "Pioneer" to me.
Also the emergency eject hole is in the same place as the pioneer 116.