Two models of BenQ 1640 ? "B" and "G"

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#1

There is now a second model of the BenQ mentioned in the Benq Download Center .
You can find a firmware update for the “B” and for the “G” series.
Most people (including me) seem to have the “B” model - does anyone know the differences to the new “G” model??


#2

The G version is for OEM drives. There are no other differences.


#3

More interesting question is, can you convert OEM into RETAIL, just like with 1620?


#4

ehh, what’s the point if the only difference is the added software and cardboard box ?


#5

Because other companies re-brand the drives as their own and sell them on.


#6

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#7

Hello!

Maybe it is a little offtopic, but is the Benq 1640 also avaible from Philips? I´m looking for a new drive and I don´t like the ugly Benq-design


#8

Not yet…


#9

I don’t think that they are the same models because if you look at the firmware update description it is different between the retail and the oem


#10

if you dont like the benq design, go qith the new plextor


#11

They have the identical boot code and media speeds.


#12

As long as they decide not to charge a $50 price premium for the same hardware, thats a great idea. :stuck_out_tongue:


#13

Hello!

If the price of the 740 is fair, perhaps. But is it avaible in black?


#14

yes.its also avaible in black.and the plextor design is much better than the org. benq.


#15

Hope the 740 is getting cheaper, it costs this time ca. 25 € more than the 1640