And the Micro PC is going to be annoying since no chance and not upgrade possible.
My advice is to skip that Lenovo since:
"At brightness levels of 20% and lower, the display unfortunately produces some flickering at a frequency of 250 Hz. This relatively low frequency could lead to headaches or eye problems for sensitive users."
From the i5 version at https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-L340-17IRH-Review-The-well-rounded-mid-range-gaming-notebook-is-unable-to-reach-its-full-performance-potential.434845.0.html
I am debating a new Lenovo Laptop or Micro PC (I don’t need portable, but space is a big issue).
I tend to keep my computers as long as possible. My current laptop is 7 years old and really starting to show its age. Therefore I prefer to get as powerful of a machine as I am willing to pay for. Not so much because I need it (I use it for simple tasks like internet, email, documents), but in hopes it remains relevant for me longer.
IdeaPad L340 17" Gaming
Processor: Intel Core i7-9750H (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 cores, 12MB Cache) - - for $100 less I could get i5-9300H
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (they don’t offer 8+8 on this build)
First Hard Drive: None
Second Hard Drive: 1TB Solid State Drive PCIe (I like to store a lot of photos on my computer)
Graphic Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 3GB
WiFi Wireless LAN Adapter: 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 4.2
THINKCENTRE M920X TINY
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 vPro (3.20GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 12MB Cache) - - for $100 less I could get i5-9300H
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz (8+8 would be $80 more)
Hard Drive: None
M.2 Storage Card: 1TB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe Opal2.0, M.2 (I like to store a lot of photos on my computer)
Second M.2 Storage Card: None
Video Adapter: Integrated Graphic Card (not upgradable)
WiFi Wireless LAN Adapter: Intel 9560 802.11AC with vPro (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.0
First Graphic Dongle: DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (I sometimes connect to my TV with HDMI so I think I need this)
But then the ThinkCentre has a bunch of options that I don’t understand so I didn’t include any of them. But I don’t really know if I need any of them or not. The options are:
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Port
Intel I350-T4 Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet Card
SMA antenna adaptor
Serial Card: Serial Card (Only one of the following can be installed: Intel I350-T Quad port adapter, 4 Port Serial and 2 x USB Card):
PCIE 4Ports Serial Card
Rear Com Cable (Not available with the 2 x USB PCIe Card.):
First Serial Port Cable (Select the First Serial Port Cable to view the option for a second serial port cable.)
USBCard (Only one of the following can be installed: Intel I350-T Quad port adapter, 4 Port Serial and 2 x USB Card.)
2x USB 3.0 PCIe Card
HDMI Out Port (earlier I selected First Graphic Dongle: DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter, but maybe this is what I really need?)
Optional HDMI port
External Adapter Cage
External 135W Adapter Cage
Any thoughts and/or help on the Micro PC configuration would be greatly appreciated.