Laptop recorder: is SSM-8515S worthful (e.g., vs Pioneer DVR-K16)?

Hi you all,

The latest DVD slim (laptop) recorder from Liteon is the SSM-8515S:

http://www.liteonit.com/global/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=174&Itemid=88

Is it really worth the price? As I’ve read in this forum, Liteon DVD writers usually have many many problems… and I’ve not been able to find any bad review of the Pioneer DVR-K15 nor DVR-K16.

Anyone could light my way before doing a bad purchase :rolleyes: ?