Yeah buddy! I just bought one myself and I already own the 708A! I could not believe the price difference I paid between the two. I bought the 708A from newegg just two months after they started selling them. I paid just over $225.00 shipped with extra warranty. !! You should have mentioned though that $82.99 is not the listed price but rather the price you'll pay once you receive your $25.00 rebate. I just got my drive in the mail and actually paid $140.00 shipped but I got a year extra warranty and expidited delivery both of which added to the total. Still, I can not believe how quality DVD burners have dropped in price over this last year. You can't go wrong with plextor either! The 716A is a 4x Dual Layer Burner, 16x DVD + or - , 48x CD-R/CD-ROM and 16x DVD-ROM FAST as blazes.