Looks like it would be: $1,065.90
ThinkPad x240 with:
- extended battery
- core i7 4600u 4mb 3.3ghz
- win 8 (Pro add $50)
Would need to upgrade:
- 8gb single stick of RAM (only has 1 slot) - ~75 on amazon
- 250GB SSD - ~140 on amazon
Also, for $150 there is a 2 year apocalypse type warranty...
I have a DSLR and a GoPro that I will be photo/video editing. Otherwise I run a business online - writing, compiling interview audio/video.
Will probably be carrying it on my back and using it unplugged frequently.
tempting... if it wasn't so heavy
I'm about to embark on a world travel trip for about a year. Here's what I'm looking to do:
I've got a 15% discount through work with Lenovo.
Buy a baseline ThinkPad x240 for $750 (including the upgraded battery for 20hrs battery and Core i3-4010U Processor)
Planned After Market Upgrades:
Micro Center actually doesn't carry that motherboard. Just confirmed with the customer service agent, he said he's not sure why it was on the list...
It doesn't look like many other ones on that list can match that price. What do you think?
I see the B85M-E/CSM and I'm assuming that's what you meant :). Many thanks for taking the time to help me with this. I'll be reading about each of these products and hopefully taking the dive next week.
Thanks for the recommendations on the video editing, I will have to look into it some more...
I'm open to suggestion on the software side as well. Windows Movie Maker has served me well for most basic things, but I would like to be able to do more.
If I'm missing out on something very useful for an extra $100-150 then I can stretch that. I would like it to best...
I'll be shooting on my GoPro and iPhone for the most part. Mostly videos fit for display on YouTube that are 10 minutes or less. I would like to upgrade my monitor yes.
My current laptop can't play videos from my GoPro filmed at 1080p 60fps which will be the most common that I'll film in most...
Thanks for taking the time to help out.
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Mostly web development/browsing, photoshop, streaming, and video editing. No gaming.
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
Budget around $650...