Wish I had some extra money and a place to put it. I'd love to have another scanning drive besides my 716. Does seem weird they magically found this stash of drives, though? I wonder how many they have.
How does the 1640 compare to the like Pioneer 111 for burning?
I'm still really tempted to buy it just as a scanner........ :/
(hrm, just saw the 1650's are in stock as well for $37.99-- would the 1640 or 1650 be best as an all-around drive? I vaguely recall that after some FW updates many were thinking the 1650 was indeed a better drive.. do they do PIE/PIF scanning fairly equivalently?)