[merged] BenQ 1640 in the U.S. at Newegg

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#1

Finally the long expected 1640 is here for less than $50 shipped.


#2

oooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooh.


#3

I know this has been mentioned in other threads but it will get buried.


#4

The price is cheap compared to buying the PLEXTOR 740 drive which we all know is a rebadged BENQ 1640. I’ll be purchasing a BENQ 1640 from Newegg.com since the PLEXTOR 716AL slot drive is $152.99 which is a bit pricey for me at the moment. For $152.99 I could buy 3 BENQ 1640 drives. :wink:


#5

WOW… Thats nuts!!!


#6

Thanks for the info. Unfotrunately I’ll have to get it after I get back from vacation… :doh: Hopefully the price will go down another couple of bucks after I return :smiley: unless of course it all gets sold out… :disagree:

PS, sorry for all the smileys, khe, khe, khe…


#7

TCAS! Me or you?


#8

Liteon 1693 is $46! Flip a coin?


#9

etp; I have own Lite-on twice before so this time I intend to go for 1640.


#10

If you’re gonna flip that coin, pray for tails! :cool: :cool: Putting a 1693 in the same category as any BenQ is borderline fantasy…

Regards-


#11

$45 is not bad considering that the 3540 started at $60


#12

Just get the DW1640, forget the Lite-On stuff. The BenQ 1640 is WAY tasty! :iagree:


#13

Can anyone report whether the units from Newegg are Bxx or Gxx f/w? I’m concerned the OEM will come with Gxx and the unit will be limited in upgrades. Not sure if one could convert these OEM->Retail like the previous models. Thanks.


#14

You can crossflash the OEM 1640 drives to Bxxx if they have the Gxxx firmware on them it’s already been done.


#15

You can crossflash, but I’ll be sure to post what Newegg’s batch comes with.


#16

I had the same feeling as you about Liteon drives but I have been very pleased with the performance of my 1693 and I have changed my mind.

After a few months of use, I put that drive’s value up there with the NEC 3520.


#17

8T6 is right you can always crossflshed between OEM abd Retil version , I have not have mine yet but as far as I know the drive comes with GXX inially which can be upgraded to JXX revision. The price tag between Retail and OEM is not justified retail version buying.


#18

How do you tell if it’s GXX or JXX, or Bxxx? I just got mine today.


#19

$42.99 for a 1640 at newegg.

I have a liteon 1673 was thinking about trying a Benq 1640 but from what i see of Q burn tests it looks about the same as my Liteon but i don’t get the spikes and even if my pf is below 100 max 2 and pe max 9 and below 9000 nero reports a 95% score where i see you guys with your benqs get a 99% why is that same pi and pe.


#20

Because it’s a BENQ drive that burns well with good quality dvd media. Some have reported better scans using DVD DECRYPTER to burn. I don’t do many quality scans unless there is a disc that has playback issues. :wink: