Just read latest issue of Maximum PC (Sept 2003). They compare the A06 to the Sony. They gave the A06 their "Kick ASS" award. Mainly because it flat out destroyed the Sony on DVD burning speeds.
Side note about Maximum PC: The mag is aimed at gamers and guys tweaking out, overclocking and customizing their PCs much the same way guys did with their hot rods back in the 60s. They customize their cases with flames, and dragons and all kinds of themes. They also get into really bizzarre stuff like glow in the dark cases with fiber-optic light shows and liquid cooling systems. Pretty cool reading, but I wouldn't suggest doing the stuff they do to a video editing machine.
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