It's 30 or 40 bucks for most USB DVDRW drives if the need arises. But my main concern is that you maintain your backups.
As to RAM, I like to max it out as it's cheap today. As to the AMD question? I have little preference as both work nicely here.
I am new to Macs and am considering buying a refurbished 21.5 inch iMac. From what I've been told by Mac they are not made with an internal cd/dvd drive anymore. There are a couple refurbished models available with the internal and they have 4 GB memory rather than 8GB. They also come with an AMD video card as opposed to a NVIDIA video card. <div>
So my questions are, is it better to get an internal dvd drive or an external, and what the reason might be for not having them anymore - have the built in caused any problems? I am puzzled for wouldn't it be better to have them built in if possible? And, is either of the video cards offered better than the other or are they of the same quality?
I will be using the computer for both personal and business reasons, I have an e-commerce website so will be uploading many photos as well as running the business with many documents etc.
I appreciate any help or feedback you might have, Thank you very much!