I am a newbie and I needed your help. Gurus, please share your experience and advice on the following.
I have the choice of buying a new Benq 1640 or 1650 or 1655, all at the same price. What would your advice/recommendation be on which one to buy ?
My requirements are as follows
Reader - Needs to be an excellent reader, with the ability to read DVD movie discs with larger number of scratches or chips. Should also have high rip speed.
Burner - Needs to be a good burner on a large number of media, preferably the cheaper media too.
I do not need any Lightscribe ability, although its presence will not prevent me from buying a drive. Also I intend to put it in an external enclosure with firewire interface and use it mostly on a laptop.
Thanks in advance !