actually external dvd writers are more expensive, at least the ones i saw. I'm going to see about the DVDRW drive first, cause I have 1.2GB already of RAM, and I don't even utilize it all, even though I do play some games like F.e.a.r.
I personally would get the DVDRW because, for me, over 1GB of ram is an overkill.. But, like others said, it all depends on what you intend to do on the laptop.. I burn ALOT of DVDs [data and video] on the go..
I suggest ordering with DVDRw initially, and purchase memory after.
Its cheaper buying memory after. I was right around the total cost where my coupon would work.
So i had to move a few items to total enough to use when attempting to get the Inspiron deal.
But cancelled Inspiron order once the XPS deal for around 1333 came about.
It was better deal and with Nvidia card. Buy memory after, Dvdrw now.
Corsair was a little over $80per 1gig stick
yep... go for memory, and get the external dvd writer... but ifu have a desktop, get a dvd writer for that, much cheaper, cos in my laptop, i coulda got dvd writer.. bu why. as if i would need to burn dvds when i am out.. LOL
id go dvdrw drive. unless your using 1.2GB of ram, which most people dont, its just a waste for 2gb. i do a lot of stuff on my 6000, and non of which takes more than 800mb.
gaming is different, but again, the 6000 is not really a Gamer , hope my op helps.