HxC can support images of originals by converting IPF files. It will save properly while the Cortex won't do that properly even to plain DOS disks. HxC can be reconfigured for PC usage, Atari etc. if you want to use it with some other platform. With HxC you can connect a small LCD which can show the name of the image.
Just a few off the top of my head and well worth the cost if you ask me.