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Benq DW 1655 Lightscribe Burner OEM (Same design as Retail)

Postby dellboy on Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:44 pm

Hi ,
Could anybody help please. I am thinking of purchasing the above
burner, at the moment it is only available in the oem version (bulk)
Here in the UK.
In the states i see it is available in the retail version.
Looking at a picture of it , it has a green trim on the front plus
a large button, would this be the same design for both versions
or will the OEM version differ. I do very much like the design of
the retail version.

Many thanks,
Dell.
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:38 pm

Only the retail version of the drive has the fancy bezel. The OEM version looks like BenQ's previous OEM drives.
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:11 pm

Finally I got a 1655 and I managed to get a discount showing another store on internet selling it for less. :-)

On the box, the design is the old, in the box, the design is also the old one so both are the same here in Canada.

I don't know where they will be selling the one with the green line.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:18 pm

DeltaLima wrote:I don't know where they will be selling the one with the green line.


Probably Japan.... those green lines are expensive, and prices in Japan are much higher :wink:
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Postby Ian on Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:26 pm

Damn, I'm gonna be pissed if I can't get one with the fancy bezel here in the US.

DeltaLima, what store did you buy yours at?
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Postby DeltaLima on Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:43 pm

Ian wrote:DeltaLima, what store did you buy yours at?


FutureShop in Canada
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Postby Scour on Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:29 pm

Hello!

I know some people in Germany who bought the Retail of the Benq, it have the same bezel like the Benq-OEM-drives :(
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:34 pm

Shit, if that's the case I'm just gonna get that I/OMagic drive.
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Postby bill on Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:42 pm

Ian wrote:Shit, if that's the case I'm just gonna get that I/OMagic drive.


Same here :evil: I gave up looking for the pretty 1655 after spending about three hours on various web sites, including google.

I picked up a second 1655 at Staples today and the $10 off coupon "66683" still works. I think Staples screwed up by allowing the web coupon to work in-store.

In the for what it's worth department- I tried two Staples today and both stores had just received new computer related stock. Maybe Wednesday is restock day for all the Staples stores??? Hox might know..
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Postby Scour on Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:32 pm

In Germany the 1655 have the OEM-look (on the website, too)

http://benq.de/news/index.cfm?id=1232&year=2006
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Postby Dartman on Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:47 pm

Damn, looks like I'll need to go back in with the coupon code and get a extra 10 bucks off. Drive seems nice so far, can hardly wait for first new firmware update so I can flash to retail and see if quality gets even better. The New Egg picture looks like OEM too except for the skinny rectangular button.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:49 pm

bill wrote:I picked up a second 1655 at Staples today and the $10 off coupon "66683" still works. I think Staples screwed up by allowing the web coupon to work in-store.


How do you get it to work in store? Just tell them to punch it in?
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Postby bill on Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:43 am

Ian wrote:
bill wrote:I picked up a second 1655 at Staples today and the $10 off coupon "66683" still works. I think Staples screwed up by allowing the web coupon to work in-store.


How do you get it to work in store? Just tell them to punch it in?



Yup, just punch it in. To the best of my knowledge all Staples coupon/discount codes can be entered manually.
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