DVD Burner Recommendatios

I don’t have too many post here sorry if I have posted in wrong place(ahead of time) but the help I have received in the past has been very excellent here at Club CD Freaks. Thank you in advance for any help. I own a Sony VGN A690 and wont to replace current dvd drive cause the one in there not great. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Docking Station
AV Entertainment Dock with S-
Wireless optical mouse
HARDWARE Masterâ„¢ Digital Amplifier and
Premium Speakers
USB Mobile Mouse- Black
Processor Name
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 750
Four USB 2.0 ports, Monitor (VGA)
port, VHF/UHF TV port,Printer port
USB Mobile Mouse- Silver
(1.86GHz1, 2MB L2 Cache)
Front Side Bus Speed
Intel® 915PM
Integrated Wireless LAN
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG
Network Connection(802.11a/b/g)3
17” Wide UXGA (1920x1200) with
XBRITEâ„¢ Technology and
ErgoBrightâ„¢ Technology
Hard Drive
100GB2 5400rpm SATA
1GB PC-4200 400MHz DDRW2
DC in, S-Video in/out, DVI-D, RJ-45
Ethernet, Optical out, Line in (RCA
Pin), Line out (RCA Pin), Giga
Pocket®MPEG2 realtime encoder/
decoder board with TV Tuner
Memory Stick® Media Slot
Supports optional Memory Stick,
Memory Stick PROâ„¢ and Memory
Stick DUOâ„¢ media5
PC Card Slots
One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I card slot
with CardBus support
Other Interfaces
i.LINK® connector(IEEE 1394)6, 3 USB
2.0 ports, port replicator connector
Pointing Device

I have the NEC 4571 Burner and its great.

Read this, it’s pretty interesting: http://vso-software.fr/articles/burning-stats2/best-burners-dvd-writers-and-media-dvd-blank-disc.php

Here is a quote: VSO Drive Manufacturor AWARD : NEC

Congratulations to the drive manufacturer NEC. We have seen in the analysis that the brand was in the 2nd place in the hardware manufacturer trends, we appreciate the reliability the flexibility to add unofficial firmware and the overall efforts in the production of the latest models.

It is a study of burners and media done by the VSO software co. that came to its conclusion after studying 14,000,000 burns. Quite an extensive sampling.

Thank you all for feedback will look into this.Will let you know what i get. So you are saying any I get will work as long as its a tray loading like i have. Is it hard to install i have installed several items on desktop but never on a laptop. Getting ready for company and watch the race. Thank You again in advance