I have this itch

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#1

in my wallet. I have an NEC 3500 which I’m gonna replace. I’m looking on the 1640 and 1625. I guess I’ll go for the 1640, but I can’t decide if I’ll pick with me the 1625 also. Any rumors about a 1645 with LightScribe? or an faster LightScribe writer?


#2

No plans for newer lightscribe writers yet.

Lightscribe is too expensive to be implemented in mainstream writers.


#3

You need to take care of that itch! It could be serious! LOL


#4

Get the 1640 and scratch your nec


#5

4550 will be out in the states by Oct! Check 4550 thread for the count down.

PS/ My 1640 is great so far! I use my A09XL to read and my 1640 to burn. Great speeds and quality with that arrangement so far with all media in my barn. :clap:


#6

Hi Guys,

This is my first post so forgive me if anything goes wrong! I have been “lurking” here for several weeks collecting information to help me choose an external burner to use with my laptop - you guys sure know a lot!

Anyway, on the subject of this thread, I have seen an HP 740i here in Hong Kong. It is a faster version of the 640i with the following specs from what I could see: DVD+R 16X, DVD-R 16X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, DVD-R DL 4X. It has Lightscribe.

The one I saw is an internal version and costs about US$78.

I tried “Googling” it and the only sites were asian; most seemed to be Korean.

I have no idea what burner is inside. The 640i here has the Benq 1625, I believe.

May be worth checking a bit more before scratching that itch, hellsat!


#7

The HP 740i is a LG I think , look here : http://www.pcbee.co.kr/community/ureview_read.jsp?num=4975


#8

Looks like you are right…
Drive light and emergency eject hole are in right (LG) position.

BTW, babelfish is great. :slight_smile:


#9

It definitely was serious, so I took care of it and ordered an 1640 retail. I forgot about the 1625 ligthscribe and wating for the 3551 or the 4551 (don’t think I need the dvd-ram write ability) which have the LabelFlash.
LightScribe ~30 min. writing the label
LabelFlash ~5 min. writing the label.
Last one looks more interesting regarding the label time.


#10

Buy a Sharpie unless you cant read your own writing.


#11

Whats a Sharpie?

If it’s a printer, I already have an Epson R300 which prints directly on printable CDs/DVDs. Gives very nice results, but I’m curious on the solutions where the writer labels the disc. As mentioned, I have this itch in my wallet :wink:


#12

A sharpie is a felt tip permanent marker.

http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=203349&uniqueSearchFlag=true&Ntt=sharpie&An=text


#13

isn’t there posed to be a 1650?


#14

Thanks DQ

hehe, good one @alan1476


#15

I’ve heard the lightscribe writers take 30 minutes to print… that sounds excessive.

1650 is a DVD-ROM…not a writer.


#16

benq1650 writer

got a link to proove otherwise?


#17

http://tinyurl.com/7e89w


#18

i see thanks.

now what’s the next writer from benq called?


#19

I think it’s called “Google has the answers edit