The FreeMotion 845 gives you a touchscreen for an additional $300. No other company will give you that kind of upgrade for so little money. There is a lot to offer in the touchscreen upgrade available on the FreeMotion 845. Automatic software updates, new features, and ease of use come to mind initially. Beyond that, the ellipse design and the quality of construction are very solid in a $1299 package. The only drawback is the warranty and warranty service, but you can have everything. There are always tradeoffs between quality, features, and service.