What are you going to use it for?
#1 has an inferior CPU (see http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A6-5350M+APU). That's why it's cheaper, even with an big amount of RAM (do you really need 16 GB?).
Hey everyone, I've narrowed my search down to 2 Lenovos.
Now, even if anybody has a a different/better suggestion no matter the brand I'm open to it, as long as it's within my $1000 price range.
My choices so far are:
1. Thinkpad E545, 500 SSD, 16gb DD3, AMD A6-5350M Dual Core (2.90-3.50ghz), AMD Radeon HD 8450G, both with Windows 7 (important to me) same number of ports and everything else relevant to me is technically the same
2. Thinkpad E540 Intel i7 Quad (2.2-3.2ghz) 4th gen Haswell, 256 GB SSD + 500 GB 7200rpm HD, Intel IrisTM HD 4600 Graphic
Even though price between the 2 is not as important (they're both under $1000), choice 1 is about $200 cheaper, so would any upgrades I could do make it a better machine in the end?
And again, if someone has a suggestion for a better laptop I'm not aware of, I'm all ears. Are Surface Pro 3's any good?