Never had an asus burner before, but I haven't heard any bad things about them. Personally I've had Samsung and Emprex. But I recently saw some LG burners and thought maybe I'd give 'em a run for my money. I know they have extremely durable phones, so I figured "what the hell?"
For new asus burners they have LightScribe Drive enables personalized and professional labels, The innovative E-Green Engine technology features an E-Green Mode that automatically closes drive applications when not in use to help conserve energy, Automatic Adjustments for Optimum Disc Backup with OTS. The advantage of OTS(Optimal Tuning Strategy), Auto Vibration Reducing System (AVRS), they were cool.