Price just went up: now, $45.99 shipped . Retail box but no extra media like the Benq retail pack. I don't see Nero listed as software, just "Nova BACKUP 7.1" for a burning app and some Ulead stuff.
For $47.99 shipped, you can get the NEC 3540 OEM in either silver or black .
I'd go for the 3540 since they're so cheap now. Not much competition from Benq 1640 (that is until they get their distribution act together), you'd think they'd be milking the price right now.
So, chas0039, you considering adding the 3540 to your NEC collection?