What I would prefer to do is use a good DVD-ROM (or a burner that is a good reader also) as a reader and then a good burner so as to avoid swapping discs during a copy. I have not a clue what the machine comes with and was hoping to be able to have an upgraded burner at least ready to throw in when the new desktop comes.
Yeah, I hope to have the time to build a machine next time, but was in a time pinch and found this one well appointed, including a nice 22" digital widescreen for under $800. Couldn’t build it for that anyway. The sale only lasted one day and I lucked into it accidently.
Anything else I should investigate ?