Is there any point

Is there any point in really getting a DVD-Rom drive if i got a NEC 2500 or Pioneer 107 and instead saved and got a Plextor CD_RW drive.

some people say the 2500 has a few issues with dvd reading, some dont. but hey, a rom drive will tend to rip dvds faster than burners. Not bad for £20. Make it £35 and u can get a combo drive.