You're spending a lot on a machine when you don't need it to do much. Also, you're using a lot of different vendor, in the US and in Canada. Which will you buy from? I'm using Newegg.com until this is resolved, so prices may very.
A 40 GB SSD is completely pointless. SSDs need about 20% free space to operate effectively. That means that after the OS, you have only 16 GB of space to install programs. That's not very much.
Here is a great machince under $1,700. It's still overkill for your uses.