I would like to upgrade by DVD burner and need a USB external model. I have been out of the DVD game for about a year now and am trying to get caught up with the technology. I am narrowing my search to the Plextor PX-712UF and the Plextor PX-716UF.
I've read both reviews here (for the internal versions). Both seemed to have received excellent reviews with the 712 being slightly better in relation - although I fully understand that the drives are not comparable since the 716 is a 16X writer and also DL.
I'm puzzled by one thing though - why is the MSRP for these units still essentially the same? I've found that I can actually get a better price on the 716 than the 712 and I was thinking originally that I might go with the 712 as I figured it would be quite a bit cheaper. Is this just due the fact that the 716 is newer and being discounted or is the 712 really preferable for some reason?
Any info is greatly appreciated.